The Sonoma County Vegetation Management Grant Program provides resources and grant funding for vegetation management in areas at high-risk of wildfire.  Since the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors created this program in 2021, it has worked to support 46 different projects across the county, and has supported the work of local and regional fire districts, local Firewise and Community Wildfire Prevention Plan projects, Resource Conservation Districts, homeowner associations, nonprofit organizations, Tribes, and resource managers.

Funded projects include implementing shaded fuel breaks, increasing grazing and calming zones, and more – all of which are designed to slow or prevent the spread of wildfire in our community. See more about projects from prior funding cycles:

2021-22 projects >>
2022-23 projects >>

Application and Guidelines

The application period for the 2023 cycle was open March 23, 2023 through April 20, 2023.

This funding is targeted to 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 resource managers. Funding will not be provided to individual landowners or private companies.

All interested applicants should first review the Grant Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions below before completing their application. If you have questions or would like additional support, please email us at

Want to learn more? Check out the recordings of the informational workshops on the County’s Youtube page >>

Additional Resources

Education, Funding, and Assistance

CEQA Compliance

Examples of CEQA documentation practice: