Boulder County seeks grant applications from nonprofit orgs for wildfire mitigation
Mar. 24—Boulder County has announced grant applications are open for nonprofit organizations seeking funding for wildfire mitigation education and outreach efforts as well as forest and grassland management projects.
According to a news release, successful applicants may receive up to $200,000 per year for up to five years. The program will be funded by the wildfire mitigation sales and use tax that voters approved in November.
"Boulder County is working hard to roll out wildfire mitigation programs this year and the new grants for nonprofit organizations form one part of that work," Commissioner Ashley Stolzmann stated in the release. "Nonprofits are ideally positioned to work with the community and obtain state and federal grants to help restore private land, which decreases the risk of wildfire."
The release stated that wildfire mitigation efforts have become increasingly necessary due to changes in forest density and health along the Colorado Front Range. The need for grassland management has also taken on a new urgency since the Marshall Fire.
Applications must be submitted by noon on April 3. Interested and qualified organizations can find more information and apply at boco.org/WildfireMitigation.