Grant Opportunity #1:
Apply for a Grant to Create Your Community Response Plan for Smoke Management
DEQ is seeking proposals from local and tribal governments to develop comprehensive community response plans for smoke. DEQ will award approximately $300,000 for community response plan development and the identification of potential mitigation strategies that could be deployed to protect the public from prescribed fire smoke.
Projects must be conducted within the timeframe of Jan. 1, 2022 through March 30, 2023. DEQ expects to award multiple contracts and will consider grant requests up to $40,000. Additional monies may be awarded in excess of the $40,000 limit if community projects do not reach the maximum total of $300,000 based on the number of qualified proposals received and selected.
For grant requirements and additional information, please review the DEQ Smoke Management Community Response Plan Development Projects Request for Proposals. Visit the Oregon Prescribed Fire Council for additional resources on how to create a community response plan.
On Oct. 13, 2021, DEQ held an informational webinar titled Smoke Management-Community Response Plan RFP Process. DEQ staff provided an overview of the program and answered questions from participants.
To learn more about this grant opportunity, please review the recorded webinar and slides from the presentation.
DEQ extended the deadline for this grant to Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, by 5:30 p.m. PT.