The Grants Clearinghouse for the 2013 cycle will open on May 21, 2012. Please download the RFA for a full explanation of the Grants Clearinghouse process.
Through the Grants Clearinghouse, organizations working in California and parts of Nevada can apply online for some National Fire Plan grants for eligible projects by writing one application. The application form can be found on the Fire Safe California Grants Clearinghouse, www.grants.firesafecouncil.org.
The Grants Clearinghouse is made possible by California Fire Alliance member agencies. Grant funding is provided by the USDA Forest Service (FS).
Call for Grant Applications and Issuance of Request for Applications (RFA) May 21, 2012
For full details on how to submit an application and minimum eligibility criteria, please read the RFA.
Letters of Commitment and Fiscal Sponsor Agreement Letter:
The letters must be POSTMARKED by the grant application deadline of July 31, 2012 for your project to be considered for funding.
Re-Submitting Applications from last cycle:
If you have submitted applications in the past and they weren't funded, you will be able to access those applications on your home page and resubmit them for consideration in the new application format. You need to resubmit them for funding consideration by the deadline noted above because, on the clearinghouse end, some application questions have changed. In addition, on your end, you may find that your budget needs updating or you'd like to update the scope of your project.
To resubmit in the new format, transfer the information from your old application into the new application format by clicking in the status box where it says, "Click here to copy this application to the current cycle." Since questions have changed, you will likely have to do some editing of the information in the new format.
Grant Writing Workshops:
Don't forget to register to attend a grant writing workshop at one of seven (7 locations throughout California this year. You can find the link for registration here. At the workshop you'll learn how to write and submit an application, to navigate the Clearinghouse and details on the grant programs for 2013 cycle. Attendance at the workshops is highly recommended for previous grantees and mandatory if you have never received grant funds through the California Fire Safe Council.
How to submit an application
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.
Request for Applications (RFA)
After you setup your account, please download and read the Request for Applications here. This document will provide an overview of funding information, eligibility details, how to submit a grant application and evaluation criteria. Once you are ready to begin to write your grant application, check out the Grant Application Planning Tool.
Grant Application Planning Tools
Ready to take the next step and write your grant application? We offer several suggestions for getting started: