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Forestry & Fire Grants

The Forestry & Fire Grants webpage is a one-stop-shop for all grants administered by the Idaho Department of Lands. Here you will find the latest news about which grants are open and accepting applications, educational resources, recorded webinars, current events, and more. Refer to the program specific drop downs for each grant program which include information about the programs and contact information.

Mark Your Calendars

Grant Cycle Flyer ImageThe Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR), Western States Fire Managers (WSFM), and Hazard Fuels Reduction (HFR) grants are funded by the USFS State and Private Forestry (S&PF) branch. For Idaho, these grant cycles open annually in late Fall and close in late January. Corrie Ivey, Grant Project Coordinator, and Tyre Holfeltz, Wildfire Risk Mitigation Program Manager, are happy to provide input and guidance during project planning efforts for those looking to fund their projects with these grant programs. These types of projects involve many collaborators so it is important to start planning projects in advance, involving those who will be part of the project from start to finish and sometimes, for years to come.

Arbor Day Grants and Contacts

IDL, in partnership with the Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association, Avista, Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power, offers small grants to communities to help celebrate Arbor Day, the last Friday in April every year.

Visit the Urban and Community Forestry page for details.

Contact

Michael Beaudoin
Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager
 (208) 666-8621
 mbeaudoin@idl.idaho.gov

Landscape Scale Restoration Grants and Contacts

Funding for these programs is provided by the USDA Forest Service, State & Private Forestry (S&PF) branch. Eligible applicants include State and local agencies, tribes, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions.

Reviewing past successful applications will help you prepare a competitive project and proposal. Examples of previously awarded projects can be found on the Forestry Grants website.

The IDL works to ensure that federal dollars are invested in locally supported projects that address issues of national importance and provide meaningful, lasting, and measurable outcomes.

Contact

Corrie Ivey
Grants Project Coordinator
 (208) 666-8669
 civey@idl.idaho.gov

Tyre Holfeltz
Wildfire Risk Mitigation Program Manager
 (208) 666-8653
 tholfeltz@idl.idaho.gov

Western State Fire Managers & Hazard Fuels Reduction Grants and Contacts

Funding for these programs is provided by the USDA Forest Service, State & Private Forestry (S&PF) branch. Eligible applicants include State and local agencies, tribes, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. Emphasis is on hazard fuel reduction, restoration of fire adapted ecosystems, prevention education, and county wildfire protection planning.

Reviewing past successful applications will help you prepare a competitive project and proposal. Examples of previously awarded projects can be found on the Forestry Grants website.

The IDL works to ensure that federal dollars are invested in locally supported projects that address issues of national importance and provide meaningful, lasting, and measurable outcomes.

Contact

Corrie Ivey
Grants Project Coordinator
 (208) 666-8669
 civey@idl.idaho.gov

Tyre Holfeltz
Wildfire Risk Mitigation Program Manager
 (208) 666-8653
 tholfeltz@idl.idaho.gov

Rural Fire Capacity Grants and Contacts

Funding for this program is provided by the USDA Forest Service, State & Private Forestry (S&PF) branch. This program is formerly known as the Volunteer Fire Assistance program.

Contact

Inquiries for available grant funding should be directed to the Supervisory Area Fire Warden. Office-specific contact information can be found on our IDL Supervisory Areas page.

Forest Legacy Grants and Contacts

Legacy grants allow the Idaho Department of Lands to acquire conservation easements from willing private landowners on environmentally and economically important working forests. Lands covered by a Legacy conservation easement stay in private ownership and continue to be managed for traditional uses such as forest management.

Eligible applicants include private landowners in partnership with a state agency or land trust organization sponsor. More information, including application materials, can be found at the link below:

For more information please visit our Forest Legacy Program webpage
or call (208) 666-8669.

Education and Resources


Funding Opportunities Reference Guide
Grant Reference Guide Image

Think Outside the Box – Watch and Learn

Grants Webinar

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