The Colorado State Forest Service is accepting proposals to restore forested areas, improve forest health and reduce wildfire risk on non-federal land in the state. About $1 million in funding is available.
The Forest Restoration and Wildfire Risk Mitigation Grant Program helps fund projects that strategically reduce the potential wildfire risk to property, infrastructure and water supplies and that promote forest health through scientifically based forestry practices.
The state can fund up to half the cost of each awarded project. Grant recipients are required to match at least 50% of the total project cost through cash or in-kind contributions. Projects can be located on private, state, county or municipal forestlands.
Applications must be submitted electronically to local CSFS field offices by 5 p.m. Oct. 23. Successful applicants will be notified next spring.
Applications and additional information are available at field offices and online at www.csfs.colostate.edu/funding-assistance.