In 2015, MRFSC was awarded $165,000 in grants from CAL FIRE's State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund Grant Program. These grants were for Mountain Top Chipper Days, Crest Forest Fire Safe Demonstration Sites, Abatement Assistance & Advocacy, MRFSC Community Wildfire Protection Plan, and a Web-based Map Interface.
In 2016, MRFSC was again fortunate to receive funding through CAL FIRE's State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund Grant Program. This grant was for $98,766 and was used to assist property owners in removing dead and/or dying hazardous trees.
In 2017, MRFSC was pleased to announce it has been awarded new CAL FIRE SRA funding for Community Chipper Days ($60,797) and for its Web-Based Map Interface for CWPPs ($107,967). MRFSC was also awarded $79,500 for Web-based Map Interface CWPPs from the California Fire Safe Council. This brought our total grant awards for the past four years alone to $512,030.00
August 2018 - Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council was happy to share that its three grant applications were selected for funding under the CAL FIRE / California Climate Investment Fire Prevention Program. The three-year grants include Hazardous Tree Removal - $287,137, Curbside Chipping - $189,945, and Living with Wildfire - $89,037
Fall 2018 - Thanks to an $86,000 USDA Forest Service grant through the CA Fire Safe Council, MRFSC will be able to help with Community Fuel Reduction for many issues not covered under Hazardous Trees and/or Chipping. Reach out via our Contact Us page for more info
April 2019 - MRFSC was awarded $91,277 for a Smokey Bear Prevention Education grant, under the CAL FIRE California Community Wildfire Prevention Grant Program. These funds will be used for education materials, handouts, special events and SMOKEY BEAR!
Spring/Fall 2019 The National Forest Foundation awarded MRFSC an Edison grant in the amount of $36,317 to hold s series of Wildfire Prevention & Preparedness Community meetings and for a campaign to educate the communities about the dangerous invasive Gold-spotted Oak Borer beetle (GSOB).
August 2019 brought news that MRFSC had been awarded $23,500 from So. Cal. Edison funding through the CA Safe Council for education and outreach materials and marketing.
Spring 2020 - MRFSC is again excited to share it has been awarded $399.865 in funding for Abatement Assistance through the 2020 CAL FIRE California Climate Investment grant programs. These funds will be available in fall of 2020 through 2023 to help homeowners bring their properties into compliance with fire hazard codes - making the communities more fire safe! This grant is the frit project in partnership with Big Bear as MRFSC extends the boundaries of its service area to cover Waterman Canyon to Baldwin Lake.