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 the Hawaii Forest Action Plan and a Community Wildfire Protection Plan. See 2019 WUI Grant Criteria and Instructions for more information.

Draft applications for 2019 will be accepted by the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) from June 1, 2018 to September 14, 2018. Submittal of a draft application is optional, but strongly encouraged. Email applications and questions to DOFAW.