March 22, 2021

Grants to Protect Forests and Mitigate Fire - due April 29


Kentucky Division of Forestry - USDA Forest Service

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Kentucky local government units and nonprofit organizations for projects that protect forestlands in local communities. Funding is intended for projects that benefit areas where urban and wildland areas meet. Eligible projects will address the issues of forest health and forest management. Grant priority will be given based on community-at-risk level, establishment of a local Firewise USA™ Council or Board, and type of project submitted.

The Kentucky Statewide Assessment of Forest Resources and Strategy, June 2010, (Forest Action Plan) listed three important issues, in which wildfires are incorporated:

  • Forest health
  • Forest management
  • Funding

Program Objectives:

  • Provide cost-share funds for fire mitigation and Firewise USATM activities
  • Foster closer working relationships with fire departments, communities, counties, and interested organizations
  • Educate the public about the benefits of the fire mitigation and Firewise USATM programs
  • Reduce the risk and effects of wildfire in wildland/urban interface areas
  • Complete a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for each community

Go here to Review Eligible Projects and lists of approved equipment and expenses

Contacts: 
Michael Harp
State Firewise USA™ Coordinator
502-782-7164

Kessley Baker
Firewise USA™ Specialist
606-435-6073