NFPA and State Farm announce launch of project funding award application period for 2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Jan 11, 2017

To help address the nation's wildfire challenge, we have worked with State Farm to offer project funding awards for our fourth national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 6th, which helps communities prepare for and reduce their risk of wildfire damage.  The award application period is now open! 


State Farm is providing funding to NFPA for the Preparedness Day event and a portion will be awarded to 150 neighborhood wildfire risk reduction projects being implemented on Saturday, May 6. Preparedness Day gives people of all ages a chance to plan and participate in a risk reduction or wildfire preparedness activity that makes their community a safer place to live. Project applications can be submitted through March 3. 


During Preparedness Day 2016, more than 190 projects were undertaken in 35 states and 125 recipients received funding from State Farm for activities that helped make residents and firefighters safer when wildfires happen.


For more information about national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, funding awards, project ideas and free resources to download, please visit