Apply to Participate in the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) Program


Each fall, several new CPAW communities are selected to receive assistance based on a competitive application process. CPAW assistance is provided at the request of the local government and is provided at no cost to the community, but staff time to participate is required. Advice and assistance is limited to services that are intended to reduce the risk from wildfires. Local governments retain sole authority for implementation of any land use planning recommendations provided through CPAW.

Application Eligibility

Jurisdictions eligible to apply include U.S. towns, cities, or counties that have authority over local land use and zoning decisions, (Unincorporated communities require a county application). Only applications demonstrating support from both the community’s planning and fire departments will be considered.

Application Instructions

Applications for the 2018 grant period will open in August 2017. Check back here for more information.