Category/Topic
Environment
State or Federal?
State
Summary
The Forest Health GGRF Grant Program will use funds provided by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund for California Climate Investments administered by CAL FIRE. Through the Forest Health GGRF Grant Program, CAL FIRE funds and implements projects to proactively restore forest health in order to reduce greenhouse gases, to protect upper watersheds where the state’s water supply originates, to promote the long-term storage of carbon in forest trees and soils, minimize the loss of forest carbon from large, intense wildfires, and to further the goals of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Assembly Bill 32, Health and Safety Code Section 38500 et seq.) (AB 32).

Forest Health GGRF Grant projects must focus on large, landscape-scale forestlands composed of one or more landowners, which may cover multiple jurisdictions. Forest Health GGRF Grant projects may include reforestation, fuel reduction, pest management, conservation, and biomass utilization intended to increase forest health, increase carbon storage in forests, reduce wildfire emissions and protect upper watersheds, where much of the State’s water supply originates.
Most Recent/Current Due Date 2017/04/07
Due Date Notes Concept proposals are due on April 7, 2017
Most Recent RFP Release Date 2017/03/08
Match Required? No
Match Notes Matching funds are not required, although, projects that contain matching funds and leverage other financial resources such as State Area Fire Prevention Fund Grant Program monies, Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act funds, federal grants, or private funding will receive priority.
Funder
Cal Fire
Total Amount Available for All Grants
$25,000,000
Eligible Entities Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations, State Government
Eligibility Notes Eligible applicants include local, state and federal agencies including federal land management agencies (excluding conservation easements), state land management agencies, Native American tribes, private forest landowners, nongovernmental organizations, resource conservation districts, fire safe councils, land trusts, landowner organizations, conservation groups, and non-profit organizations.
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