Few areas of the world have felt the impact of climate change more acutely than California: Devastating wildfires fueled by punishing drought and heat waves; flooding and mudslides driven by torrential rains; erosion and coastal damage from rising sea levels.
With over 1.2 million acres burned, California’s 2017 fire season was the most destructive year on record … and its deadliest with dozens of lives lost.
Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the California Fire Foundation are coming together to help address the catastrophic effects of climate disasters … effects that threaten millions of residents in California.
The Foundation and PG&E are partnering in helping local fire departments and firefighter associations address these issues through a $1 million grant. Individual grants from this fund will aid these agencies in helping communities address issues such as wildfires, floods, and climate-caused disasters.
All fire departments and firefighter associations in California are invited to apply for funding related to fire prevention and education in their communities.
Funding requests may include issues such as:
- Improved land-use planning regarding vegetation near power lines
- Clearing grass and brush near homes
- Rebates/education on fire-retardant roofs for homes and businesses
- Specialized firefighting equipment, or other fire safety and disaster preparedness and prevention programs
Through this funding, the Foundation, PG&E and first responders will work together to help communities prepare for and prevent safety hazards that can make climate-related disasters even worse.
Grant applications are currently available. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2018. Applications may be submitted at any time up to the deadline.
We anticipate awards to range between $2500-$15000, and we request that all applications be submitted electronically through the Foundation’s online system.
Please click HERE to create a user profile and begin your application.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (916) 641-1707. We look forward to hearing from you!