Vegetation Management Grant Program

The Vegetation Management Grant Program provides resources and grant funding for vegetation management in high-risk areas throughout Sonoma County. For larger projects that require additional funding and resources, the County of Sonoma has created the Vegetation Management Project Grant Program to support vegetation management activities in high-risk areas and near key ecosystems. This funding will support the work of local fire districts, schools, communities with Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs), Resource Conservation Districts, community groups, nonprofit organizations, licensed foresters, Tribal entities, and technical advisors. Funding will not be provided to individual landowners or private companies. 

2022 Grant Funding Cycle

The County of Sonoma is offering a second funding opportunity to help make the county safer and more resilient in the face of future wildfires. Up to $4 million in grant funding will be available for vegetation management projects throughout Sonoma County to help reduce fire risk ahead of the 2022 wildfire season and beyond.

Application Process
The application period for this cycle opens December 16, 2021, and all applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 23, 2022.

See the application, Q&A, and supplemental materials in English and Spanish here >>

Applicant Workshops
County officials will host two workshops to provide potential applicants an overview of the application process and respond to questions. The workshops will be conducted in English with live Spanish interpretation and participation is voluntary.

2021 Grant Funding Cycle

For the 2021 wildfire season, the Board of Supervisors approved $3,648,500 in grant funding for 19 vegetation management projects throughout Sonoma County. In addition, another seven projects in the Russian River area were conditionally approved for future funding pending the completion of outstanding project design and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) work. Read the press release and view the 2021-22 projects here >>

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