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Fire assistance grants available for fuels reduction projects

By ThisIsReno

NDF NEWS RELEASE

CARSON CITY — Every day is wildfire season in Nevada and the thought on the minds of many homeowners is, “Would my home survive?”

The Nevada Division of Forestry is seeking applications for the 2011 State Fire Assistance grant program. There is about $500,000 available for projects statewide. The purpose of this funding is to mitigate risk of wildfires in wildland-urban interface areas.

Funds can be used for costs associated with implementing on-the-ground hazardous fuels reduction projects, information and education relating to wildland-urban interface issues, and homeowner and community action projects. Projects must be implemented on state and/or private lands located in Nevada. Projects on federal lands are not eligible.

Applications must be submitted on the approved form available on the Nevada Division of Forestry website at www.forestry.nv.gov. The site also contains a more detailed description of the criteria and instructions for eligibility and the scoring criteria that will be used to rank applications.

Applications must be received by the Nevada Division of Forestry no later than 5 p.m. January 10, 2011. Late, incomplete, faxed or electronic applications will not be accepted.

For more information contact Kacey KC at 775-684-2511.