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New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department: Hazardous Fuels Mitigation Projects

Deadline: April 12, 2019

The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) is seeking applications for the planning and implementation of hazardous fuels mitigation projects that will reduce the fire threat in Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas in New Mexico. Funding will be awarded through a competitive process administered by the Western Wildland Fire Protection Committee (WWFPC), with emphasis on hazardous fuel reduction, information and education, and community and homeowner action.

Applications shall consider all elements required to implement on the ground treatments, including assessment/scoping, planning, information/education, implementation/treatment, monitoring/evaluation, and acquisition of the necessary permits and consultations to complete the project.
Applications will be prioritized based on one or more of the following goals:

  • Improve prevention
  • Reduce hazardous fuels
  • Restore fire-adapted ecosystems
  • Promote community assistance

Amount: Grants range up to $300,000. Recipients are required to provide a 50% match. The contract period is for two years.

Eligibility: Governmental entities, including tribes and pueblos, which are located within an existing approved Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) or Forest Action Plan area, and which are surrounded by hazardous forest fuels that pose a threat in the event of a wildland fire.

Link: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SFD/RFPs/RFPMain.html

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