- Educational Institution
- Local Government
- Native/Tribal Entity
- State Government
- Health and Safety
Reserved for Energy
All non-State Forestry Agency applications (except Tribes) must have a letter of support from the State Forestry Agency when submitting in Grants.gov.
The USDA Forest Service State Fire Capacity (SFC) Hazard Mitigation priorities are consistent with the goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (https://forestsandrangelands.gov/strategy/thestrategy.shtml), specifically as listed below.
1. Restore and Maintain Landscapes: Landscapes across all jurisdictions are resilient to fire-related disturbances, in accordance with management objectives.
2. Create Fire Adapted Communities: Human populations and infrastructure can withstand a wildfire without loss of life or property.
Additionally, SFC priorities reflect the national USFS priorities of improving the condition of forests, and grasslands, promoting shared stewardship by increasing partnerships and volunteerism, and by being good neighbors and providing excellent customer service.
SFC Hazard Mitigation application activities should clearly focus on identifying and creating fire adapted communities by:
• Reducing hazardous fuels in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)
• Developing, and implementing Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs)
• Providing prevention and mitigation education, and/or
• By achieving Fire Adapted Community and Firewise programming and other community hazard mitigation activities.