In preparation for the 2021 wildfire season, the County of Sonoma is directing $2-$4 million to near-term vegetation management activities in high-risk areas and near key ecosystems. Local fire districts, schools, communities with Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs), Resource Conservation Districts, community groups, nonprofit organizations, licensed foresters, and technical advisors are invited to apply for funds.

Grant Awards

The Board of Supervisors has approved $3,722,160 in grant funding for 20 vegetation management projects throughout Sonoma County to help reduce fire risk in the 2021 and 2022 wildfire seasons. In addition, another seven projects in the Russian River area have been 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 projects here >>

Applicant Workshop + Resources

The County hosted a workshop on Thursday, April 29 to provide an overview of the application process and respond to applicants’ questions.

Grant Application Materials

Interested applicants will need to download, complete, and return Attachments B, C, and D (Application Form, Application Budget Sheet, and Application Questions) via email to be considered for funding.

Application Deadline

The application period for this grant opportunity is CLOSED. Only applications received by 5:00 pm on Sunday, May 16, 2021 will be considered.

Questions? Email vegmanagement@sonoma-county.org.