Issue Date : June  5,  2020
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  • 2020 Wildfire Relief & Prevention Grants Now Open
  • New Grant Program Resources


California Fire Foundation

2020 Wildfire Relief & Prevention Grants NOW OPEN


California Fire Departments, Firefighter Associations, Fire Safety Councils and Local Nonprofit, Safety-Focused Organizations Encouraged to Apply

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Recent fire seasons in California have been the deadliest and most destructive on record. And, the state continues to battle a drought of historic proportions — the worst megadrought in centuries. Even without the coronavirus outbreak, as weather heats up across California and increases wildfire risk, our state is bracing for a long, hot summer thanks to the record drought. COVID-19 could make this year’s fire season much worse.
The California Fire Foundation has teamed up with Edison International, Chevron and Pacific Gas & Electric to provide 2020 wildfire relief and prevention funding in the form of grants to California fire departments, firefighter associations and other specified nonprofit, safety-focused organizations serving the residents of California.
Funding priority will be given to proposed projects and/or programs in Tier 3 (extreme) and Tier 2 (elevated) high-fire threat areas, which focus on:

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Specialized Firefighting Equipment
  • Mitigation & Fuels Reduction
  • First Responder Training
  • Fire Prevention Education & Planning
  • Community Outreach & Preparedness

Up to $15,000 will be awarded to each qualified grantee, with requests outside of this range being considered on an as-needed basis. Funding will be awarded on or before August 19, 2020.
The deadline to submit a grant application is July 15, 2020. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, so don’t delay… apply today while funds remain available!

Questions? Contact Sarah Howard, CFF’s Grant Specialist, at or (916) 641-1707. We look forward to hearing from you!


New Grant Program Resources Now Available

California Fire Safe Council’s  20 SFA Wildfire Prevention Grant Program opened for applications on May 15, 2020 and will close on June 18, 2020. We’ve prepared a whole bunch of resources to help you submit an application, and they are all available on our website at is a list of a few of the new items that are available to applicants:

1. 2020 Grant Program Webinar Slides (

2. Webinar Question and Answer Summary (

3. Recording of the Applicant Instructional Webinar from May 21, 2020 (

As always, call or email us if you need help.  A staff directory can be found at