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Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Assistance Program

Wildland Fire Programs staff and WUI subject matter experts will select six (6) fire departments and partnering agencies to work with on updating/developing their Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). Staff will assist department personnel in the update/development of a CWPP that addresses community risk of wildfire. Selected departments will also receive up to $6,000 in funding to coordinate a local CWPP Community Day. Departments must complete all deliverables by July 31, 2024.

This project will require a significant time commitment and dedication from department personnel, participation with community stakeholders, and a dedicated CWPP writer.

Departments will be evaluated based on the merit of their application and independent risk mapping from both state and federal sources.

  • Fire departments operating in a community with high risk of wildland fire seeking targeted assistance to facilitate community risk reduction.
  • The department CANNOT have already received a Fire Prevention and Safety (FPS) grant FY2021 for wildland fire risk reduction efforts.
  • Identify a Program Liaison who will manage the responsibilities associated with the program.
  • Identify representatives from stakeholder organizations to participate in tabletop exercises.
Required Participation:
  • Key staff must participate in updating/developing a CWPP with assistance from IAFC subject matter experts.
  • Key staff must participate in, and assist in planning, a site visit from IAFC staff and contracted Subject Matter Experts.
  • Key staff must participate in an in-person CWPP Evaluation Tabletop exercise.
  • Key staff must participate in coordinating a local CWPP Community Day with $6,000 funding.
  • Key staff must participate in any scheduled meetings or webinars related to the site visit and program resources.
  • Report outreach and mitigation efforts in the RSG Achievement Management System (AMS).
  • Respond to email, phone and written communication in a timely manner.
  • Departments will need to provide a designated CWPP writer.

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