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OSFM offers grant to prepare for wildfires

The Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has opened the application period for an $18 million grant fund geared toward helping communities be better prepared for wildfire. 

The Community Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant is an opportunity open to local governments, special districts, structural fire service agencies, and non-governmental organizations that can use the funds to support individual community members. 

Those eligible can apply for funding for wildfire risk reduction projects, equipment, and staff to support local efforts.

These projects may include yard debris recycling days, curbside chipping programs, community education, Firewise community support, and staffing to support local efforts.

OSFM will host a virtual webinar at 2 p.m. Jan. 12 for those interested in learning more about the grant. The application period is open until Jan. 31, 2023. To learn more about the Community Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant and to apply, visit www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm.

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