Few areas of the world have felt the impact of climate change more acutely than California: Devastating wildfires fueled by punishing drought and heat waves; flooding and mudslides driven by torrential rains; erosion and coastal damage from rising sea levels.
With over 1.2 million acres burned, California’s 2017 fire season was the most destructive year on record … and its deadliest with dozens of lives lost.
Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the California Fire Foundation have come together to help address the catastrophic effects of climate disasters … effects that threaten millions of residents in California.
The Foundation and PG&E have partnered in helping local fire departments and firefighter associations address these issues through a $1 million grant. Individual grants from this fund are aiding these agencies in helping communities address issues such as wildfires, floods, and climate-caused disasters.
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Grant funding has been distributed to over 65 departments throughout California, and will be used for projects such as
- Improved land-use planning regarding vegetation near power lines
- Clearing grass and brush near homes
- Rebates/education on fire-retardant roofs for homes and businesses
- Specialized firefighting equipment, or other fire safety and disaster preparedness and prevention programs
Through this funding, the Foundation, PG&E and first responders are working together to help communities prepare for and prevent safety hazards that can make climate-related disasters even worse.
If you have any questions regarding the grants or the funding usage, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (916) 641-1707. We look forward to hearing from you!