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Wildfire Risk Reduction Program for Rural Communities

The Wildfire Risk Reduction Program for Rural Communities was the first formal program established through the NMAC/BLM Partnership.  Beginning in 2005, funding was provided through the National Fire Plan to assist communities throughout New Mexico in reducing their risk from wildland fire. The program targets at-risk communities by offering seed money to help defray the costs of preparing Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP), a pre-requisite to all other activities. Once a CWPP is in place, fuel reduction, fire prevention, and community outreach projects identified in the plan can be funded. Grants are available annually to local government and nonprofit entities and require a minimum 10% cost share. Funded projects must be completed within 12 months of award.


2018-2019 Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program
The deadline for application submission is March 30, 2018
*All applications must be submitted to BLM for review by March 9th 

2018-2019 Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program Overview

Application – Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update – Word Document
Application – Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update – Word Fill-in Form
Application – Outreach & EducationWord Document
Application – Outreach & EducationWord Fill-in Form
Application – Fuel Treatment – Word Document
Application – Fuel Treatment – Word Fill-in Form

Grant Program Timeline
January – Request for Proposals
March 9th – Deadline to Submit for BLM Review
March 30th – Deadline for Applications
April – Grant Panel Review
May – Board Approval
June – Award Announcements
July 1st – June  30th – Grant Cycle

Grant Program Resources
New Mexico Community Wildfire Protection Plans
How to Prepare a Community Wildfire Protection Plan
BLM USFW Biological Assessment
New Mexico State Forestry
New Mexico State Fire Marshal
Grant Writing Assistance & Tools
Interim Field Guide on Healthy Forest Initiative and Healthy Forest Restoration Act

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