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April 25, 2024

Strategic Fuels Wildfire Mitigation Grants Spring Application Period Now Open

Local Government Agencies, Fire Protection Districts, and Community Organizations Invited to Apply by June 6, 2024

Key Points:

  • $2.4 million in grant funds available in 2024 to support forest and grassland wildfire mitigation projects in Boulder County.
  • Funding provides leverage to other local, state, and federal wildfire mitigation grants.
  • Applications for the Spring 2024 cycle accepted April 25 through June 6.
  • View eligibility requirements and apply on the Strategic Fuels Mitigation Grant Program webpage

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County has released the application for the next round of Strategic Fuels Mitigation Grants (SFMG). Project funding is available for local government agencies, fire protection districts, and community organizations to increase the pace and scale of wildfire mitigation across the county.

Established in 2023, the SFMG program has awarded over $1.5 million to support projects such as grassland mowing and grazing, forest thinning, prescribed burns, and the development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP). The SFMG program emphasizes funding for large landscape-scale or community-wide projects that actively engage landowners.

“This is a great opportunity for communities and partners to come together to mitigate fuels as part of their wildfire protection measures,” said Meg Halford, Boulder County Wildfire Partners Forest and Grasslands Project Coordinator.

"The SFMG program is vital to help reduce the risk of wildfire to Boulder County communities,” shared Mike Palamara, Wildland Division Chief of Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District. He continued, “Our district has received SFMG support for fuels reduction projects and the update of our CWPP. With the help of these funds, Boulder County communities will be better prepared for the next wildfire event."

The SFMG program is funded by the county’s wildfire mitigation sales and use tax.

The grant application window for the spring 2024 cycle is April 25 through June 6. A second cycle for 2024 will open in the fall.

To learn more about eligibility, the application process, and current projects, please visit the SFMG webpage.

For more information, contact Meg Halford, Wildfire Partners Forest and Grasslands Project Coordinator, at or 720-564-2843.

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