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The California Fire Foundation offers grant opportunities available to fire departments, firefighter associations and community organizations serving the residents of California to address tragic events such as wildfires, floods, and climate-caused disasters.

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.

Recent fire seasons in California have been the deadliest and most destructive on record. And, the state continues to battle a drought of historic proportions — the worst megadrought in centuries. Even without the coronavirus outbreak, as weather heats up across California and increases wildfire risk, our state is bracing for a long, hot summer thanks to the record drought. COVID-19 could make the fire season much worse.

The California Fire Foundation is teaming up with funding partners across the state to support wildfire prevention and relief through grant programs. Funding priorities include:

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Specialized Firefighting Equipment
  • Mitigation & Fuels Reduction
  • First Responder Training
  • Fire Prevention Education & Planning
  • Community Outreach & Preparedness

Please note that some grant programs are by invitation only.

Grants are only available to indicated California fire departments, firefighter associations, community organizations, nonprofit organizations, or other specified groups. Grants are not available for individuals.



Fire Relief & Prevention Grants, Summer 2020

Applications open: June 1, 2020

Deadline: July 15, 2020

Funding Range: Up to $15,000 per grantee

Eligibility: California-based fire departments, firefighter associations, fire safe councils, nonprofit safety-focused, community organizations.

Projects related to: Personal protective equipment, specialized firefighting equipment, fuel mitigation, first responder training, fire safety and prevention education, and planning and outreach programs, subject to COVID-19 social distancing and/or state reopening guidelines, where applicable.


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On behalf of FDAC, we’d like to thank all of you for your continued support of our organization in these uncertain times. One thing that is certain, is the dedication and commitment of the volunteer leadership and staff that continue to serve our members. FDAC is open for business, but our staff is working remotely in compliance with Governor Newsom’s orders. Although we hope not, members may experience a slower response over the next few weeks. For optimum service and to increase clarity for our staff, an email in place of a call is optimum. Please see our staff email list below:

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