I've yet to meet someone who's list of wildfire mitigation projects has sufficient funding to implement all the activities they need to get accomplished. At every level from a small neighborhood, to rural county and large municipality, the funding for chippers, a slash site, or the personnel to do assessments is often difficult to secure.
Lack of financial resources is frequently a barrier to wildfire risk reduction actions, and funding resources are an important component in bringing the fire adapted community concept to fruition. Although opportunities are not abundant, and long-range planning is often needed to be successful in gaining financial support; assistance does exist from many sources on the federal, regional, state, county and local levels. The most commonly found resources are often targeted to states or local jurisdictions, and others solely to fire departments; but with perseverance, diligence and a collaborative mindset, there could be an opportunity out there that matches your present, or future project’s needs.
To assist with your funding search, a resource section and state-by-state directory has been added to fireadapted.org. Check out the page today and come back frequently for updated information. If there’s a grant or other funding opportunity that you'd like to share with others, let us know and we’ll get it added.