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PREPARING FOR WILDFIRES
  • PREPARE FOR WILDFIRES: PRESCRIBED FIRE GRANT

    The Community Protection Program Grant provides assistance to reduce the hazard of high-risk fuels on private lands through the use of prescribed burning. The treatment area will be within 10 miles of a National Forest boundary. The grant's goal is to protect high-risk communities and associated forest resources by reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire on private and public lands. Priority will be given to projects that meet both criteria.


    The National Fire Plan Grant provides assistance to communities that have been or may be threatened by wildfire by funding prescribed burning to reduce hazardous fuels in and around communities. Treatment areas will be private property in the 30 Texas Counties that have a Community Wildfire Protection Plan within the county. The goal is to protect high-risk communities and aid in ecosystem restoration by utilizing prescribed fire to consume excess vegetation before it contributes to catastrophic wildfire. Priority will be given to treatments sites that are within a CWPP, located near a Firewise community, located near homes based on Texas Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal and contain ecosystems that will benefit from prescribed fire.  


    Neches River and Cypress Basin Watershed  Restoration Program - Prescribed Fire Grant provides assistance to landowners in utilizing prescribed fire for ecological improvement to the Neches River and Cypress Basin watersheds. This program will benefit the public and natural resources through improvement of water quality and quantity, control of invasive species and enhancement of wildlife habitat. Treatment areas will be private property in the Neches River and Cypress Basin Watersheds. Priority will be given to prescribed burn treatments that promote native ecosystem restoration, are in priority watershed protection zones and near public land. 


    The Texas Longleaf Conservation Assistance Program provides eligible landowners with financial and technical assistance for establishing, enhancing and managing longleaf pine. Landowners with property within 9 East Texas counties which include Angelina, Hardin, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, San Augustine, Sabine and Tyler are eligible to apply. Approved participants may receive up to 50% payment not to exceed a standard cap rate for implementing approved conservation practices. Approved conservation practices include prescribed burning, reforestation, site preparation and forest stand improvement.

    Funding for this program is provided by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and are administered through the Texas Longleaf Pine Implementation Team and Texas A&M Forest Service. 

     

    Open the tab below for more information, detailed maps, and to apply for a grant


     + Community Protection Program - Prescribed Fire Grant

    Scope of Project:

    Reduce the hazard of high-risk fuels on private lands through the use of prescribed burning. Treatment area will be within 10 miles of a National Forest boundary. The grant's goal is to protect high-risk communities and associated forest resources by reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire on private and public lands. Priority will be given to projects that meet both criteria.

    The total funding for these grants is $197,469.00. No cost shares are involved with this grant program. Grant recipients will be reimbursed actual per acre costs associated with conducting the prescribed burn not to exceed the maximum reimbursement rate of $30.00 per acre with a total limit of 800 acres per recipient. 

    2018 Community Protection Program Prescribed Fire Application

     

    2017 CPP Grant Summary

    2016 CPP Grant Summary

    2015 CPP grant Summary

    2017 Areas Eligible for the CPP Grant

     

    See individual maps of each national forest in Texas by clicking the link below. 

    Angelina NF

    Davy Crockett NF

    Sabine NF

    Sam Houston NF

     

     + National Fire Plan - Prescribed Fire Grant

    Scope of Project

    Provide assistance to communities that have been or may be threatened by wildland fire by funding prescribed burning to reduce hazardous fuels in and around communities.  Treatment areas will be private property in the 30 Texas Counties that have a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) within the county.  The goal is to protect high-risk communities and aid in ecosystem restoration by utilizing prescribed fire to consume excess vegetation before it contributes to catastrophic wildfire. Priority will be given to treatments sites that are within a CWPP, located near a Firewise community, located near homes based on Texas Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal (TxWRAP), and contain ecosystems that will benefit from prescribed fire.  

    The total funding for these grants is $21,000.00.  No cost shares are involved with this grant program. Grant recipients will be reimbursed actual per acre costs associated with conducting the prescribed burn not to exceed the maximum reimbursement rate of $30.00 per acre with a total limit of 300 acres per recipient.


    2018 National Fire Plan Grant Application

     

    2017 NFP Grant Summary

    National Fire Plan Prescribed Fire Grant Eligibility

     

     + Neches River and Cypress Basin Watershed Restoration Program- Prescribed Fire Grant

    Scope of Project:

    To provide assistance to landowners in utilizing prescribed fire for ecological improvement to the Neches River and Cypress Basin watersheds. This program will benefit the public and natural resources through improvement of water quality and quantity, control of invasive species, and enhancement of wildlife habitat.  Treatment areas will be private property in the Neches River and Cypress Basin Watersheds. Priority will be given to prescribed burn treatments that promote native ecosystem restoration, are in priority watershed protection zones, and near public land.  

    The total funding for these grants is $128,825.00. Grant recipients will be reimbursed actual per acre costs associated with conducting the prescribed burn, not to exceed the maximum reimbursement rate of $22.50 per acre with a total limit of 800 acres per recipient.

     2018 Watershed Restoration Grant Application 


    2017 Watershed Restoration Grant Summary

    2018 Neches River and Cypress Basin Watershed Restoration Program Eligible Areas

    See individual maps of each watershed eligible for this grant by clicking on the links below:

    2018 Neches River and Cypress Basin Watershed Restoration Program - Cypress Basin Eligible Area

    2018 Neches River and Cypress Basin Watershed Restoration Program - Neches River Basin North Eligible Areas

    2018 Neches River and Cypress Basin Watershed Restoration Program - Neches River Basin South Eligible Areas

     + Texas Longleaf Conservation Assistance Program

    Visit the link below to find out more information on the Texas Longleaf Conservation Assistance Program.

    http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/longleaf/

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