If it's been on your to-do list to apply for a $500 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project funding award, and it hasn't yet made its way to the top of the list, this is a gentle reminder that the deadline is Thursday, March 5, at 11:59pm ET.
Here’s the good news - applying for a project funding award is easy and takes only a few minutes to complete. To be eligible, applicants must provide a short overview that briefly outlines the project details, resulting benefit(s), along with a description of how, where and who will be implementing the activity on Saturday, May 2.
Eligible projects cover a wide range of activities and include all types of efforts that increase wildfire awareness, address risk reduction, or post-fire impacts and will be implemented on the second annual national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, May 2, 2015. Monetary support for the sixty-five project awards was generously provided by State Farm.
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to participate in a risk reduction or preparedness activity that makes their community a safer place to live. Last year, grassroots efforts included an array of actions that increased risk awareness levels and brought neighbors and stakeholders together to improve an area's preparedness and resiliency; while also making it safer for firefighters to defend homes.
Visit WildfirePrepDay.org and check out the promotional templates and materials that can be used to promote activities. There’s even an extensive list of potential project ideas to help get you started; or browse through the 2014 project photo album and be motivated by last year's accomplishments. Start coordinating a Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project/event today!