FireSmart Community Grant Program

 
 
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Program Information
 
 
 

Agency:

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

For Further Information Contact:

Tel: 780-644-8454
Web: http://wildfire.alberta.ca/firesmart/firesmart-communities/community-leaders/community-grant-program.aspx
Email: geoffrey.braid@gov.ab.ca
 
 

 
Program Details
 
 
 

The FireSmart Community Grant Program is planned for 2017 with a call for applications expected in the fall of that year.

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is partnering with the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta to provide funding for FireSmart projects in your community. Please visit:

Purpose
The goals of the program are:
  • To protect Albertans and their personal property
  • To support community involvement and ownership of the wildland/urban interface issues within municipal jurisdictions
  • To provide financial assistance to those communities that wish to reduce the threat of wildfire
Who is eligible?
Municipalities, municipal districts and counties, Métis Settlements, and registered non-profit societies (community associations and organizations) may apply for funding. Only projects within the Forest Protection Area of Alberta are eligible.

What types of projects are eligible?
Projects that reduce the wildfire hazard and risk to communities are eligible for funding. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:
  • FireSmart planning (Wildfire Preparedness Guide and Wildfire Mitigation Strategy development)
  • Vegetation management (including vegetation removal, reduction, and species conversion)
  • Public education
  • Inter-agency cooperation and Cross-training
  • Legislation and planning
  • Development
  • Emergency Planning
For more information visit the Wildfire website
 
 
 
 
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Last Reviewed/Revised on September 30, 2016.