PREPARING FOR WILDFIRES
  • PREPARE FOR WILDFIRES: SFAM MECHANICAL FUEL REDUCTION GRANT

    Texas A&M Forest Service offers grants to landowners to treat vegetation on private land.  Each grant targets landowners in different priority areas across the state.

     

     

    SFAM Mechanical Fuel Reduction Grant Eligibility Map

    SFAM Mechanical Fuel Reduction Grant Application

     


    The State Fire Assistance for Mitigation - Mechanical Fuels Grant provides financial assistance to reduce the hazard of high risk fuels on private lands through the use of hazardous fuel reduction.  The grant’s goal is protect high risk communities within the 32 high risk counties in Central Texas identified by Texas A&M Forest Service Mitigation and Prevention Department.  Priority will be given to landowners that live with in the 32 high risk counties, are located in a county or city that has an active Community Wildfire Protection plan, or live with in a Firewise USA Site.


     + Scope of Project

    Reduce the risk of home loss to wildfire through the use of accepted mechanical fuel reduction practices. Projects will be located in 32 counties in Central Texas identified by Texas A&M Forest Service Mitigation and Prevention Department as high priority, (see attached map). The goal of the grant is to protect high risk communities by reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire on private and public lands. Grant recipients will be reimbursed for actual costs up to the thresholds listed in the grant application for conducting mechanical fuel reduction projects on their property. Work will be conducted by a private contractor of the landowner’s choosing or by the landowner and his or her employees.

     

     + Wildland Urban Interface Coordinator Map
    WUI Map 07-01-21
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