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BIL Opportunity: Community Wildfire Defense Grant 2022 Southern

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The opportunity to participate in the Community Wildfire Defense Grant Webinars for Applicants have concluded. However, those webinars were recorded and may be viewed in the Wildland Fire Learning Portal.
If you already have an account, simply enter your login information. If you do not yet have an account, you may create an account on that webpage.
Once logged in, you should automatically be directed to the 2022 Community Wildfire Defense Grant (CWDG) to enroll. If not automatically directed, to find the webinars search in the Find Learning tab (top left of website). A dropdown menu will appear, Choose the second option, and type the CWDG acronym into the Search by field, and then select Search.
The webinars will be available for the following areas:
Northeast-Midwest States
Western States and Territories
Southern States
See the accordions below for which States or Territories are covered in which areas.
NEW – The Applicant Webinar Slides from the Community Wildfire Defense Grant are available. The application process is different by the location or for the Tribal applicants. Two-sets of slides are available below:
South, Midwest and Northeast
Western states and Tribes

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institution
  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Environmental Clean-up

Reserved for Energy


Funded by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture


The purpose of the Community Wildfire Defense Grant is to assist at-risk local communities and Indian Tribes with planning and mitigating against the risk created by wildfire.

The Act prioritizes at-risk communities in an area identified as having high or very high wildfire hazard potential, are low-income, and/or have been impacted by a severe disaster. More details on these three priorities can be found in the Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs).

The CWDG helps communities in the wildland urban interface (WUI) implement the three goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Strategy):

Restore and Maintain Landscapes: Landscapes across all jurisdictions are resilient to fire-related disturbances, in accordance with management objectives.

Create Fire Adapted Communities: Human populations and infrastructure can withstand a wildfire without loss of life and property.

Improve Wildfire Response: All jurisdictions participate in making and implementing safe, effective, efficient risk-based wildfire management decisions.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – match required
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

For more information, please visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/fire/grants

Contact Information

Brad Simpkins
Phone 603-312-8326
[email protected]

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