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Hazard Fuels Reduction (HFR) grants are funded by the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry branch, and are intended to fund fire risk mitigation treatments on non-federal, non-industrial forest lands. Projects must seek to modify fire behavior through the treatment/reduction of hazard fuels and must take place within 1.5 miles of a federal project with similar fire mitigation objectives. This program is very similar to the Western States Fire Managers (WSFM) grant program with the following differences:

  • Federal project adjacency requirement (as mentioned above)
  • Education components of the project must be specific to the project area – no general education
  • No match funding requirement (leverage funding is highly encouraged)

FY24 Hazard Fuels Reduction (HFR) Request for Proposals

HFR and County Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP)

In Idaho, for a project to be eligible for HFR funding, the project must be explicitly identified in a CWPP, Hazard Mitigation Plan, or equivalent document. Coordination with the County entity responsible for maintaining the CWPP is required.


Eligible entities include:

  • State, county, and local agencies
  • Non-profit (501c3) organizations
  • Tribes
  • Educational Institutions

*** Individual private landowners are not eligible to apply for funding directly with IDL.

When and How to Apply

For Idaho, requests for proposals are announced annually in the Fall/Winter months with a deadline of late Winter/early Spring. However, it is important that potential cooperators subscribe to receive Forestry Grant Program News for the latest information regarding grant cycle openings and deadlines.

Project proposals must be submitted to the Idaho Department of Lands via email. The proposal packet includes:

  • Acknowledgement Form (initials and signature required at submission)
  • Grant Project – Budget Development Guidelines and Restrictions
  • Project Proposal Form

Grants Webinar 2023

Program Contacts

The IDL is happy to provide input and guidance during project planning efforts for those looking to fund their projects with this grant program. Please contact the IDL Grant Project Coordinator or Wildfire Risk Mitigation Program Manager with any questions.

Grants Project Coordinator
Isabella Pritchard

Tyre Holfeltz
Wildfire Risk Mitigation Program Manager
(208) 666-8653

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