SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) has announced that information regarding the 2017-2018 California Climate Investments (CCI) grant funds is now available.
Cal Fire is administering CCI grant funds to partners through grant awards aimed at helping the State reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon.
Up to $200 million is available through Cal Fire’s Forest Health grants – including conservation easements through the California Forest Legacy Program – and Fire Prevention grants.
Up to $20 million in grant funds is available through Cal Fire’s Urban and Community Forestry program.
Additionally, Cal Fire will continue to partner with the California Conservation Corps (CCC) by making $5 million available to the CCCs for Forest Health and Fire Prevention activities.
Information on qualifying projects is available in individual Procedural Grant Guidelines and will also be provided at upcoming workshops planned for mid-January at areas around the state and via webinar.
Specific information about these workshops will be shared on Cal Fire’s social media accounts and on their grants page. More information and Procedural Grant Guidelines are posted at: http://www.fire.ca.gov/grants/grants.
Official Call for Concept Proposals:
Forest Health Grant:
Concept Proposals will be due on Feb. 21, 2018, by 3 p.m. This includes California Forest Legacy projects.
Urban and Community Forestry Grant:
Concept Proposals will be due on Feb. 26, 2018, by 3 p.m. There will be three types of projects for which Concept Proposals will be accepted.
Fire Prevention Grant:
Cal Fire is working with the California Air Resources Board to finalize grant administrative requirements. Additional information will be released later in the winter or early spring on these grant opportunities.
“The grants are part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said Cal Fire in a statement released today, “strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities”
For more information, visit http://www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.