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Oregon Department of Forestry's mission to protect, manage and promote stewardship of our forests begins with fire prevention. Make fire prevention a priority in your life by following rules and regulations and being good stewards of the land. Stay up-to-date with fire restrictions by visiting our fire restrictions map. Browse the rest of our site below for additional fire prevention and safety tips whether you're at home, at work, or play. Let's Keep Oregon Green for this generation and generations to come.

Grant opportunities

​​​​​​What is it?

Implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to provide $1B over a 5 year period ($200M per year) to communities at risk of wildfire to 1) develop/revise their Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) and/or 2) implement mitigation activities identified within their CWPPs.​​

Who is eligible to apply?

Any community at risk to wildfire, including local governments, HOA’s, Tribes and State Forestry agencies.

How to apply?

The 2022 application period is closed. Award notifications are scheduled to be announced Dec. 31, 2022. The 2023 application period is planned to open spring of 2023. Revised guidance for 2023 will be posted when received from the USDA Forest Service. The ​​2022 eligibility​​ flowchart and 2022 CWDG Program fact sheet remain helpful tools to plan for the upcoming 2023 application process.

Additional information​

​ ​​These grants help fire agencies meet their firefighting and emergency response needs. 

The 2022 application period is closed. Award notification is posted in the document below, "2022 VFA funding and scoring​ list." 

Questions? Email the VFA Coordinator.​​

​​These grants help communities reduce their vuln​erability to wildfire.​ Contact your local ODF field office​ to learn more.​​​​

Additional fire prevention programs/plans