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Welcome to the Grants Clearinghouse Online Grant Center



The California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) is pleased to announce its 2013 Grants Clearinghouse Awards.  51 grants totaling $4,422,086 have been selected. The organizations selected to receive the awards are matching them with $5,752,214 in non-federal funds.

CFSC received 139 applications requesting $12,380,503. The decisions that have been made are preliminary funding decisions at this time based on funding and the next steps in the Clearinghouse.

The projects are being funded by a grant from the Cooperative Fire Program of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Pacific Southwest Region, through the California Fire Safe Council.

Click here to view the list of funded projects. If your project has been selected to receive funding, you will be contacted by a CFSC Grant Manager and given specific instructions on the next steps.

Click here to view grant summary report on the 2013 Grant Awards.

For more information about CFSC’s Grant Clearinghouse, including 2013 program guidelines and contacts, please visit the Download Links listed below.

2013 Grant Cycle Information:

Download here:

  1. Request for Applications (RFA)
  2. Grant Application Planning Tool
  3. 2013 Grant Writing Handbook
  4. Pre-Recorded Grant Writing Workshop Webinar
  5. Letter of Commitment Summary Form
  6. RFA Amendment 1
  7. 2013 Grant Award Report

What is the Grants Clearinghouse?


One-stop shop that simplifies the process of finding and applying for grants to improve California's community wildfire preparedness.

Who is the Clearinghouse?

The Grants Clearinghouse is a program of the California Fire Safe Council (CFSC). It is an online grants application process that makes it easier to find and apply for wildfire prevention grants to support community projects.

Through grants to the California Fire Safe Council, some federal agency members of the California Fire Alliance originally spearheaded the development of the Grants Clearinghouse to help achieve the goals of the National Fire Plan by facilitating an open, collaborative process for grant funding. The Grants Clearinghouse expands the playing field to more organizations by making it easier to find and apply for grants. It increases collaboration among agencies by sharing information and facilitating planning across agency boundaries which will demonstrate to Congress, California's needs and accomplishments.

CFSC's Clearinghouse enhances existing relationships between communities and federal agencies, and helps create new relationships by expanding funding opportunities for eligible organizations and agencies alike. TEST

Your organization submits an application to the CFSC Clearinghouse. Applications are reviewed by an independent Review Committee and, if selected for funding, will be paired with the most appropriate source of funds. Eligible unfunded applications are placed on a hold list. The California Fire Safe Council monitors the hold list should additional funding become available throughout the year. All applicants are encouraged to apply in order to help demonstrate greater need throughout the state.

How to get started

Setting up an account with the Grants Clearinghouse is easy! Simply click on the link to Register as a New User and choose a User Name and Password. You will be asked to enter information about your organization (sorry- we don't give grants to individuals) and contact information. We highly recommend creating one account per organization as accounts cannot be combined.

Grant funding through this site is from California Fire Alliance member agencies.