1. The application period for an award opportunity for “Youth Who Stand Strong Against Disasters” is open until Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
As the nation responds to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma as well as the wildfires in the Western U.S.,YSA’s Youth Stand Strong Against Disasters awards program will recognize and support youth who are responding to recent disasters.
They are looking for creative and innovative ideas from youth who are providing immediate relief to those affected by recent disasters, supporting long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts, and helping prepare their own communities for disasters. Awards of $250, $500, and $1,000 will be awarded in each of three categories:
- Disaster Relief
- Disaster Recovery & Rebuilding
- Disaster Preparedness
Please share with your networks. All youth, ages 5-25, in the United States are eligible to apply. Nonprofits, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, faith-based organizations, and local government organizations are also eligible to apply on behalf of a youth-led project, it will recognize young people who are standing strong against disasters.
Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, September 20 at 5 PM Eastern time. Apply at www.YSA.org/standstrong
2. The application for a training opportunity for women interested in a career in wildland firefighting open until Monday, September 18, 2017.
Los Padres National Forest in California is hosting the 2017 Women Wildfire Basic Training Camp. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 18, 2017. To learn more about this great opportunity, please go to the Los Padres National Forest website page:
3. The 2017-2018 Community Planning for Wildfire Assistance (CPAW) application open until September 29, 2017.
The 2017-2018 COMMUNITY PLANNING ASSISTANCE for WILDFIRE (CPAW) application process is open until September 29, 2017, 5 pm MT. Applications and program information is available on the CPAW website: planningforwildfire.org.
According to the notice, CPAW is a national program funded by the US Forest Service and private foundations that is managed by Headwaters Economics and Wildfire Planning International. CPAW provides free consulting services to selected communities to deliver voluntary land use planning recommendations which address the wildland-urban interface. Communities will be selected for funding to receive the service on a competitive basis. Only applications demonstrating support from both the community’s planning and fire departments will be considered. Any town, city, or county having jurisdiction over local land use and zoning requirements can apply.