Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project funding application period closes February 28

Blog Post created by cathyprudhomme Employee on Feb 15, 2016

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Activities implemented during national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day that increase wildfire awareness, reduce risks, or address post-fire impacts are eligible to apply for a $500 project funding award. A total of 125 awards will be provided. To be considered, applications must be submitted by Sunday, February 28 at 11:59pm EST. Monetary support for the project awards was generously provided by State Farm.

Applying for a project funding award is easy and takes only a few minutes to complete. Applicants will provide a brief overview that outlines the project’s details and its resulting benefits, along with a description of how, where and who will be implementing the activity on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

After submitting an application participants are encouraged to solicit support for their project from friends, family and neighbors by asking them to vote for their favorite project using the “Voting” feature on and also on the Firewise Facebook page. An NFPA panel will review applications and select the 125 funding recipients. A project’s total # of votes will be considered in NFPA's final determination of the applications selected to receive a funding award. View the official rules here. Recipients will be announced by Thursday, March 3, 2016. 

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is an opportunity to participate in risk reduction or preparedness activities that contribute to making a community more wildfire resilient.

Visit and check out the free resources 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 2015 project photo album. Start coordinating a Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project/event today!