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FY23 Southern Area State Fire Capacity Hazard Mitigation

Open Date:


Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institutions
  • Local Governments
  • Native/Tribal Entities
  • Non-profits
  • State Governments
  • Territories

Program Purpose:

  • Agriculture
  • Health and Safety

Reserved for Energy



Forest Service

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture


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.

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

Contact Information

Elizabeth J Bunzendahl

Grantor Phone 859-556-2347

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