Wildland Urban Interface Grants

USDA Forest Service funds to mitigate risk from wildland fire within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) are available and awarded annually through a competitive process with emphasis on:

  • hazard fuel reduction in the WUI;
  • information and education;
  • assessment and planning; and
  • monitoring through community and landowner action.

Projects that DO NOT qualify include suppression capacity building, such as the purchase of fire department equipment. Applications must describe how the project connects with the goals of an existing Forest Action Plan and Community Wildfire Protection Plan. See 2018 WUI Grant Criteria and Instructions for more information.

Draft applications are due to the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) by August 15, 2017. Submittal of a draft application is optional, but strongly encouraged. Email applications and questions to DOFAW.