Fire Safe San MAteo County grants and funding

Fire Safe San Mateo depends on grant funding to complete fire safety and fuel reduction projects that benefit everyone in San Mateo County.  

With funding from the California Fire Safe Council, FEMA, the United States Forest Service, CAL FIRE, or member agencies, and other public and private institutions, our members work year round to complete valuable fuel reduction and public education projects.

Available Grants:

Below is a list of current (February 2019) available grants for fuels reduction and other fire related programs. Click the link in the header for more information on specific grant programs. If grant cycle has passed, check the grant link for more information about the upcoming grant cycle. Grants are typically available annually. 

Bay Area Priority Conservation Area Grants Program

The State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), in cooperation with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), is pleased to issue a call for proposals focused on the Bay Area’s Priority Conservation Areas.

January 7 Issue Call for Proposals
February Workshops for Potential Applicants
February 25 Letters of Interest Due
March Evaluation Committee Review (MTC/SCC staff)
April 8 Invitations to Apply Sent
July 1 Full Applications Due

CAL FIRE Urban and Community Forestry Grant Programs

CAL FIRE resource page for current Urban and Community Forestry Grant Programs. Your CAL FIRE Regional Urban Forester is available to assist you througout the grant process. Contact information can be found here.

Grants linked on this page include multiple grants from:

California Climate Initiative (CCI)
Proposition 68: State of California Parks and Water Bond 2018 (Prop 68)

CAL FIRE Forest Health Grants - California Climate Investments (CCI)

CAL FIRE's Forest Health Grant Program awards Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds allocated by the legislature for California Climate Investments (CCI) to implement projects that seek to:

  • Proactively restore forest health to reduce greenhouse gases.
  • Protect upper watersheds where the state's water supply originates.
  • Promote the long-term storage of carbon in forest trees and soils.
  • Minimize the loss of forest carbon from large, intense wildfires.
  • Further the goals of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Assembly Bill 32, Health and Safety Code Section 38500 et seq.) (AB 32).

California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) 2018 Grant Program

California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) is pleased to announce 45 projects have been selected for funding for the 2018 Grants Clearinghouse Fire Prevention Program. The Current 2018 grant round is closed for 2018. Check in to CFSC's website for more updated on the 2019 Grant Program.

2018 Grant Cycle Timeline
August 1, 2018                                      Grant Application Re-Opens
August 30, 2018                                Grant Application Closes
November 2018                                 Grant Awards Announced
Jan-Feb 2019                                    Grant Agreements Sent out     
December 2020                                 Grant Projects Completion