Foundation / Corporation
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm
03/01/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants of $500 to USA individuals, neighborhoods, and groups for a one-day community project or event that promotes wildfire safety. Funding is intended for projects that improve and promote wildfire safety and involve the participation of residents working collaboratively. Eligible activities will be coordinated by a single individual, a small group of individuals, a neighborhood, community-based organization, or an entire community working to reduce wildfire risk or post-fire impacts from a recent wildfire, or to advance wildfire preparedness.
Projects that reduce wildfire risk and increase preparedness can be accomplished by a broad range of ages; and come in a variety of time commitments, with some as short as a few hours. With the youngest participants in mind, most can be accomplished without power tools or monetary costs.
Before starting a project, participants should be familiar with safety tips and safety gear information. Examples of projects include:
- Rake and remove pine needles and dry leaves within a minimum of 3 to 5 feet of a home’s foundation. As time permits – continue up to a 30-foot distance around the home. Dispose of collected debris in appropriate trash receptacles.
- Get out your measuring tape and see how close wood piles are located to the home. If closer than 30 feet, they need to be relocated and moved at least 30’ away from structures.
- Sweep porches and decks clearing them of leaves and pine needles. Rake under decks, porches, sheds and play structures. Make sure you dispose of debris.
- Mow grasses to a height of four inches or less.
- On mature trees, use hand pruners and loppers to remove low-hanging tree branches up to a height of 4 feet from the ground (specific height depends on the type and size of tree).
- Collect downed tree limbs and broken branches and take them to a disposal site.
- Remove items stored under decks and porches and relocate it to a storage shed, garage, or basement. Gasoline cans and portable propane tanks should never be stored indoors and should be located away from the home.
GrantWatch ID#: 185237
Up to 150 prizes
One part of the event must occur on the Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
Eligibility for the promotion is open to natural persons who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and, who are 13 years of age and older. Employees, directors and officers of the Sponsor or of State Farm, which has provided funding for the project awards (including their respective affiliates and, advertising agencies and contest administrators, including WizeHive), and their immediate family (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses) and household members are not eligible to enter.
Projects must be an activity coordinated by a single individual, a small group of individuals, a neighborhood, community-based organization, or entire community working to reduce wildfire risk or post-fire impacts from a recent wildfire or advance wildfire preparedness. If the project is undertaken by a group, the project leader will be considered the entrant or participant in the Promotion.
The deadline to apply is March 1, 11:59 PM ET. Applications should be submitted online.
Applicants should collaborate with others to develop a project plan. Before you submit a project idea, it is best to meet with your HOA, Firewise Community Board, club officers, youth group, faith based groups, and agency partners (water district, fire department, school district and other land managing agencies). Examine areas of your community where a one day project can have the greatest impact. Agree about who will coordinate the project and who will receive the grant award on behalf of your community.
Contest Rules: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Campaigns/National-Wildfire-Community-Preparedness-Day/Official-Rules
Application Tips: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Campaigns/National-Wildfire-Community-Preparedness-Day/Apply-for-an-award/How-to-apply
Additional project ideas: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Campaigns/National-Wildfire-Community-Preparedness-Day/Project-ideas
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: ttps://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Campaigns/National-Wildfire-Community-Preparedness-Day/Apply-for-an-award
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