New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department: Hazardous Fuels Mitigation Projects
The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), Forestry Division 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.
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.
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