The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) posted a NOFA on Community Firewise Grants funded through the USDA Forest Service. The funding provides municipalities and communities a cost-share incentive to implement wildfire hazard mitigation practices as prescribed in a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The aim is to meet the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy goals for Wildfire Risk Reduction (WRR) and to provide the municipalities with incentives to:
- Obtain Firewise Community/USA designation.
- Implement hazard mitigation activities.
- Train community Firewise liaisons.
- Conduct outreach and awareness activities in the community.
Funding is limited to half the project cost and up to $5000 per community. All municipalities and communities must have an approved and adopted Wildfire Protection Plan to be qualified. Applications are accepted through the NJDEP's SAGE System, and applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis per federal funding availability. If you ave any questions, you may contact the Department's point person for this grant at Joseph.Battersby@dep.nj.gov.
Contact: Ciara Bradley, League Research Associate, CBradley@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, 128.