Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program Application Period Open

The Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently accepting applications for a second round of grants under the Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant (WRRG) Program.  All applicants much coordinate proposed projects with appropriate county officials to ensure consistency with county-level wildfire risk reduction planning.  The deadline to submit grant proposals to DNR is March 13.

Eligible applicants include community groups, local governments, utilities, state agencies and non-profit groups.  Applicants must contribute 100 percent matching funds, which can include in-kind resources, for a 50-50 grant-to-match ratio. 

Examples of projects considered for funding include:
  • Creation of defensible space around homes and structures, based on Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) guidelines.
  • Construction of fuel breaks, based on CSFS guidelines.
  • Fuels reduction beyond defensible space, designed to protect water supplies and/or reduce fire intensity.
Visit the Colorado Department of Natural Resources website for the grant application and specific information on this grant program that will provide $5.8 million in grants this year.