This is a small grant that can be awarded to groups or individuals who want to organize a fire preparedness project for the community on May 7, 2016, National Fire Preparedness Day. There does not appear to be an age limit if there are youth who are interested in applying. There is no requirement that project organizers need to have a nonprofit status. Grants are primarily awarded to communities that are vulnerable to wildfire damage.
The application process is easy and you can have friends and family “vote” for your project to increase your chances of being selected. There is a link to project ideas on the Wildfire Preparedness Day website.
Closing date: February 28
Grant size: $500
More info: application guidelines
Did you know….
A Community Strategic Plan makes our community more competitive for grants. A new plan is currently being developed and you are encouraged to get your project ideas and concerns incorporated into the plan. A good place to start is by taking the community survey (see link below) and assure your friends do the same. If you have a group of people with a special concern you want to see addressed in this plan, you can request a meeting that focuses on that topic. These meetings need to take place before the middle of March to assure that this information can be incorporated into the final plan when it is produced at the end of March.
Get involved in changing the community’s future.
TAKE THE COMMUNITY SURVEY
THE SECOND SURVEY CLOSES FEBRUARY 26