Wildfires are a dangerous and complex problem
Wildfires can spread quickly by igniting fine fuels to burn rangelands and destroy communities, homes and lives. While the government and private individuals are working hard to build preventative measures, these can require extensive investments of money and time. Even when programs are already in place, there’s always a need for more funds to utilize high-quality, long-term solutions.
Funds are available to help fund solutions
The U.S. government and other organizations have seen the destruction wildfires cause and have earmarked funds to help prevent future devastation. We want to help you locate funding you qualify for, gather the right information to apply, and then hopefully be awarded funds to purchase herbicides to help eliminate fine fuels and protect your land.
In 2022, 66,255 fires burned more than 7.53 million acres in the U.S. This year, you could be the spark that stops the spread in your community.
Create your wildfire management program.
While this is something you’re likely always doing, formalizing it and writing it out will allow you to strategically reduce wildfire risk and identify budget needs to be successful. This will be the foundation of your grant application.
Get involvement from local government agencies, ranchers and landowners to support your program.
It takes a village to protect your community, and it’s no different when it comes to protecting against fires. Getting support and working together with various government agencies, ranchers and landowners will strengthen your overall wildfire mitigation plans and any wildfire grant applications for funding.
Create documentation to support the likelihood of success with your program and how it will impact your community.
Be sure to build documentation and pull supporting information on why your wildfire management program is good and necessary. Including supporting facts and statistics, articles, reports, and even videos can make for a much more compelling grant application. New technologies like satellite analysis can also provide an in-depth look to help you build your case for success.
Search for and identify grants to help you get funding for your project.
There are numerous grant opportunities from government agencies, wildlife foundations, ecosystem projects, non-government fire prevention grants and more available. When you find a grant opportunity you’re interested in, see the qualifications, requirements and deadlines to make sure you have enough time to apply and are eligible.
Create, review and submit your application.
With your program information, begin filling out your application. You may be asked for proof of identity, land ownership or other important documents, so try to have all your supporting information readily accessible to make the application process smoother. Be sure to review and double-check your application before submitting. Application processing may take awhile, so check back to the grant site for updates or award changes.
Got funding? The work doesn’t stop there. Now it’s time to follow through with your program and document your successes. Failure to do so or mismanagement of funds may prevent you from getting funded again in the future.
With the funds in your hand, it’s time to put an end to dangerous fine fuels with solutions like Rejuvra® herbicide and mapping tools like RangeView™ digital platform. Our reps will be happy to help you plan out what’s best for your land.