Process Overview For Oregon and Washington

January 13th, 2014 Update

The 2014 National Fire Plan grant process has been scaled down to accommodate a limited source of funding that is directly tied to state planning efforts. At a minimum, project proposals must reside within high priority areas identified in the statewide assessments and resource strategies (refer to links below) to be considered.

In order to focus limited resources and funding (potentially $875,000 within each state), the interagency Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordinating Group, FMWT Fuels Management Working Team (PNWCG-FMWT) has asked the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) to collaborate with communities that are within high priority areas. Project proposals will be submitted to the PNWCG-FMWT for funding consideration by Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014.

Statewide Risk Assessments

Information about Oregon’s Communities-At-Risk Assessment is available at this web site:

http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/FIRE/CAR.shtml

Please refer to pages 7 – 20 of the 2006 Statewide Risk Assessment Methodology draft document. There, you should find the name of your community at risk listed and the overall rating.

Information about Washington’s Statewide Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy is available at this web site:

http://www.dnr.wa.gov/ResearchScience/Topics/ForestHealthEcology/Pages/em_statewide_assessment_of_forestry_programs.aspx

Oregon Applicants

Information and application forms for Oregon applicants are HERE.

Washington Applicants

Projects should address and reduce the threat of wildfire within Eligible Project Areas and be identified as high priority in a completed Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). DNR will work with local CWPP groups to identify and prioritize projects.

For additional information please contact the DNR representative in your county:

  • In Ferry, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, and Stevens counties, contact Steve Harris, DNR Northeast Region Office, 509-684-7474.
  • In Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Garfield, Kittitas, Klickitat, Skamania, Walla Walla and Yakima counties, contact Joe Weeks, DNR Southeast Region Office, 509-925-8510.

Questions?

Please contact Dennis Fiore (BLM) at 503.808.6334 or dfiore@blm.gov for further information regarding the grant process and assistance with the application for this year. Your local CWPP working group and/or local state forestry representative may be available to assist as well.