Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program

The purpose of this new California Natural Resources Agency program is to increase local capacity in the northern, central, and southern regions of the State to develop region-wide plans and shovel-ready projects for forest restoration, fire protection, and watershed improvements in support of the California Forest Carbon Plan. The program provided block grants to regional entities that will distribute funding to local organizations to assist in the creation of a regional plan, to develop specific projects, and to implement demonstration projects. Some grant funds will also be available statewide for project implementation.

  • This program has received $20.0 million

Who can access funds?

Local and tribal governments, state conservancies, joint powers authorities, public agencies, resource conservation districts, special districts, and California 501c3 non-profit organizations.

Anticipated Timelines

Block grant recipients were announced in March 2019.