Fire Prevention Funding

2019 (Open)

**Eligibility: Fire departments and firefighter associations located in southern California that service these counties are invited to apply for funding: Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Tuolumne, Tulare Ventura

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 1.8 million acres burned, California’s 2018 fire season was the deadliest and most destructive year on record.

The California Fire Foundation is teaming up with Edison International, parent company of Southern California Edison to support local fire departments and firefighter associations in helping communities address tragic events such as wildfires, floods, and climate-caused disasters.

Grant applications will be available online beginning March 1, 2019. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2019 and applications may be submitted at any time up to the deadline. Grant awards typically will range between $2,500-$7,500. Applications are to be submitted electronically through the Foundation’s online system.

Funding requests may include programs such as:

  • Improved land-use planning regarding vegetation near power lines
  • Clearing grass and brush near homes
  • Specialized firefighting equipment, or other fire safety and disaster preparedness and prevention programs

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If you have any questions regarding this grant opportunity, please email or call (916) 641-1707. We look forward to hearing from you!

2018 (closed)

CLICK HERE to see media coverage of the 2018 Fire Prevention Funding program.

CLICK HERE to see a full list of 2018 grant recipients.

In 2018, the California Fire Foundation and Pacific Gas & Electric Company came together to help address the catastrophic effects of climate disasters … effects that threaten millions of residents in California each year. Through this $1,000,000 grantmaking initiative, The California Fire Foundation was able to provide support to sixty-eight fire departments and firefighter associations throughout California.