PREPARING FOR WILDFIRES
  • PREPARE FOR WILDFIRES: SFAM VEGETATIVE FUEL BREAK 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 Vegetative Fuel Break Grant Eligibility Map

    SFAM Vegetative Fuel Break Grant Application

     

    The State Fire Assistance for Mitigation - Vegetative Fuel Break Grant provides financial assistance for the creation of vegetative fuel breaks on private lands in Texas.  Vegetative fuel breaks are trees and shrubs systematically planted adjacent to fields, homesteads, or feedlots to reduce or redirect the wind.  Overall, vegetative fuel breaks enhance aesthetics, increase land value, reduce soil erosion, protect buildings and/or equipment, and create wildlife habitat.  Projects will e located in the Texas High Plains.  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 up to $2,500 for actual costs associated with creating a green, vegetative fuel break, consisting of a minimum of 3 rows of trees and 400 feet in length.


     + Scope of Project

    Reduce the risk of home loss to wildfire through the use of green, vegetative fuel breaks.  Projects will be located in the Texas High Plains.  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 up to $2,500 for actual costs associated with creating a green, vegetative fuel break, consisting of a minimum of 3 rows of trees and 400 feet in length.  Reimbursable costs include services of a landscape/planting contractor, trees, weed barrier, ground staples, protection tubes, stakes, tree shades, wire wickets, drip irrigation systems, the rental of a tree planter and the rental of a fabric layer.

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