Community Wildfire Defense Grant Program

Utah’s Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands has received a Notice of Funding Opportunity to participate in the Community Wildfire Defense Grant (CWDG), which is a 5-year program funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and administered by the USDA Forest Service in partnership with state forestry agencies. $5 billion has been allocated over 5 years to help communities at risk of wildfires fund projects that support the three goals in the National Cohesive Strategy:

  1. Restoring and maintaining landscapes
  2. Creating fire-adapted communities
  3. Improving wildfire response

Utah is now accepting applications for projects that fit into two categories; 1) Develop or revise a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) or 2) Implement a project identified within a CWPP. Any entity can apply, including state agencies, counties, municipalities, NGO’s, Tribes and HOA’s.

Utah’s 2022 deadline for application submission is October 5, 2022.

If you are interested in applying or are requesting more information, please fill out this form and a representative from FFSL will get back to you. 

FFSL CWDG Form of Interest

Links to helpful resources:

Point of Contact for Utah: Julie Murphy, Wildfire Risk Reduction Coordinator, at or 385-228-6439