Miss out on 2013’s FireSmart Community Grant Program? Another $500,000 in grants is now up for grabs

With all this white stuff flying around, preventing wildfire may be the last thing on your mind, but ten of Alberta’s communities are pretty excited about it. That’s because the FireSmart Community Grant Program has awarded these communities a total of half a million dollars, for projects that will assist with vegetation management, emergency planning, and FireSmart education.

And if you think that’s good news, we’ve got something even better for you: we’re granting another $500,000 to eligible projects, through a second round of applications.

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Interested communities can contact their local Wildfire Prevention Officer for more info. The second round of applications will close at 4:30 p.m. on January 15, 2014.

In the meantime, take a look at those selected from the first round: SONY DSC

  • Kananaskis Improvement District – $50,000 – Vegetation management and education
  • Town of Edson – $50,000 – Vegetation management and education
  • Town of Canmore – $50,000 – Vegetation management and education
  • Yellowhead County for Brule – $50,000 – Vegetation management and education
  • Gift Lake Metis Settlement – $50,000 – Planning and vegetation management
  • Town of Hinton – $50,000 – Vegetation management and education
  • Mackenzie County for Zama City – $50,000 – Vegetation management, emergency planning, cross-training and education
  • Peavine Metis Settlement – $50,000 – Vegetation management
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo – $45,000 – Education
  • Town of Swan Hills – $50,000 – Planning and vegetation management

One thought on “Miss out on 2013’s FireSmart Community Grant Program? Another $500,000 in grants is now up for grabs

  1. Nice to see the firesmart funding, to bad Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is not in the Forest Protection Area so is not eligible for funding from Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development although they send fire crews and a helicopter almost every fire season and will foot the bill for fire fighting the inevitable disaster that awaits Cypress Hills Park

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