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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 Com​munity Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP)​ and/or 2) implement mitigation activities identified within their CWPPs.​​

Who is eligible to apply?

Communities at risk of wildfire, including local governments, non-profit organizations, HOAs, Tribes and State Forestry agencies.

How to apply?

The 2023 application period is now open. Applicants will need to submit an online grant proposal through Contact Shauna Morris at to request a unique application link for each grant proposal. Check the USDA Forest Service - CWDG page for guidance as well as informational webinar dates.

Helpful tools for the 2023 application process:

CWDG information session

The Oregon Department of Forestry hosted an information session on Sept. 7, 2023, that focused on application specifics, resource exploration, timelines and reporting basics.

​​​​ ​​2023 Volunteer Fire Capacity (VFC) Funding Announcement

2023 Volunteer Fire Capacity (formerly Volunteer Fire Assistance) awarded funding, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure funding for fire shelters, are subject to receipt of funding from the USDA Forest Service. IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE: REVIEW THE NWCG FIRE SHELTER SAFETY WARING AND REGULATIONS.

Questions? Email the VFC 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




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