On Monday, CAL FIRE announced the release of the 2015-2016 State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund (SRAFPF) Grant Program. The grants are aimed at reducing the threat of large wildfires in and around communities within the State Responsibility Area (SRA) of California.
“After what has already been an extremely busy fire season, we are eager to continue this program and bolster the momentum of fire prevention work on the ground,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE Director.
The 2015-2016 State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund grants have a one-time allocation from the California Legislature of $5 million that is intended to address the risk and potential impact of wildfire on habitable structures in the State Responsibility Area. The grants are aimed at local governments, fire districts and fire safe councils to augment the fire prevention projects performed by CAL FIRE. This year, the maximum grant amount limit will be $100,000 per project. This will allow for broad distribution of grant funds to organizations throughout the SRA where fire prevention fees are paid. The 2015-2016 SRAFPF Grant Applications are due Jan. 7, 2016, by 3 p.m.
CAL FIRE is encouraging a wide range of applicants throughout the state to apply for this funding. Interested parties can get more information at CAL FIRE’s grants webpage at: http://www.fire.ca.gov/grants/grants.php.