Fire assistance grants available for fuels reduction projects

Nevada Division of Forestry LogoCARSON CITY, Nev.–Fire season is upon us and the thought on the minds of many homeowners is, “Would my home survive?” You may be eligible to apply for funds to help homes, particularly those near wildlands, safer from fire threats.

The Nevada Division of Forestry is seeking applications for the 2007 Wildland Urban Interface grant program’s state fire assistance grants. There is about $1,500,000 available for projects statewide. The purpose of this funding is to mitigate risk of wild fires in wildland-urban interface areas.

Funds can be used for costs associated with implementing on-the-ground hazardous fuels reduction projects, information and education relating to Wildland Urban Interface and homeowner and community action projects. Projects must be implemented on state and/or private lands located in Nevada. Projects on federal lands are not eligible.

Applications must be submitted on the approved form available on the Nevada Division of Forestry Web site. The site also contains a more detailed description of the criteria and instructions for eligibility and the scoring criteria that will be used to rank applications.

Applications must be received by the Nevada Division of Forestry no later than 5 p.m. July 13, 2007. Late, incomplete, faxed or electronic applications will not be accepted.

For more information contact Kacey KC at (775) 684-2511.

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