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 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. Projects that implement a mix of these activities, with multiple partners will be given priority.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Eligible applicants include federal land management agencies (excluding conservation easements), state land management agencies, Native American tribes, private forest landowners, resource conservation districts, fire safe councils, land trusts, landowner organizations, conservation groups, and non-profit organizations.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Feb 21, 2018
Due Date Notes
The application process will consist of two phases. The first phase will consist of a brief Concept Proposal, with enough information to allow CAL FIRE to determine whether the proposed project qualifies for the Forest Health program. GHG calculations are not required for Concept Proposals. Concept Proposals will be evaluated per the Applicant Eligibility Criteria listed in Appendix D. Projects that meet the Applicant Eligibility to the greatest degree will be selected to submit a more detailed Project Application, with completed GHG calculations. The project applications will be evaluated using the Grant Selection Criteria listed in Appendix D.

Concept proposals must be received no later than 2pm PST on February 21, 2018.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Dec 13, 2017
Annual or Multi-Year?
Annual
Match Required?
No
Match Notes
Matching funds are not required, although, Projects that contain matching funds and leverage other financial resources such as State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund Grant Program monies, Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act funds, federal grants or private funding will receive priority.
Funder
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Competition Notes
The 2017-2018 Budget allocated a total of $200 million CCI funding towards CAL FIRE Forest Health and Fire Prevention activities. The amount to be allocated towards the Forest Health Program will based on priority and need.
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