Synopsis of Grant Opportunity: California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) is pleased to announce its competitive application process for 2020 wildfire prevention grants. Funding is provided through a master grant to CFSC by the U.S. Forest Service to administer the Grants Clearinghouse program, with CFSC issuing subawards to successful applicants to support fire risk reduction activities by landowners in at-risk communities to restore and maintain resilient landscapes and create fire adapted communities. Funds should be utilized for hazard mitigation competitive grants in the following categories: • Hazardous fuels reduction and maintenance projects on non-federal land • Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) and other community hazard mitigation and planning • Prevention and mitigation education and outreach opportunities for landowners and residents in at-risk communities Funding, Cost Share Requirement and Duration: CFSC has approximately $1.4 million available for 2019 SFA wildfire prevention projects. The mandatory cost share is 100%. Federal funding can account for up to 50% of the project’s cost and the remaining 50% must come from non-federal sources and can include cash and/or third-party in-kind. For example, a $200,00 grant request will need to be matched with $200,000 from the applicant and cooperators. We encourage applicants to utilize their 18/19 CAL FIRE California Climate Investments Program (CCI) grant to meet the 100% match requirement. To see the list of award recipients, please visit http://calfire.ca.gov/fire_prevention/firepreventiongrants. The grant performance period is 24 months. Grant funds cannot be expended after the termination date. The grant start date is anticipated to be October 2020, however dates are subject to change. Grant Application Limits The maximum grant application request cannot exceed $200,000 for federal dollars. The maximum amount of applications that can be submitted is two(2) by a single organization. Fiscal sponsors may submit 2 applications and receive up to $200,000 for themselves, plus be awarded up to $100,000 each for sponsoring organizations (up to 3 organizations total). To illustrate this, if a fiscal sponsor is sponsoring 3 organizations each asking for $100,000, then all three may be funded, for a total of $300,000 plus up to $200,00 for their own request. So a fiscal sponsor can potentially be awarded up to $500,000. For more information on fiscal sponsors read our 20 SFA Application Handbook.