New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department: Wildland Urban Interface Grant
The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), Forestry Division (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. The Division plans to award multiple contracts as a result of this Request for Applications (RFA).
Applications should address local needs and one or more of the following goals:
- Goal #1: Improve Prevention
- Goal #2: Reduce Hazardous Fuels
- Goal #3: Restore Fire-Adapted Ecosystems
- Goal #4: Promote Community Assistance
Amount: Up to $300,000 is available for a 2-year period. The applicant must 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. Successful applicants must provide a non-federal cash or in-kind match of 50%.
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