Yosemite West Property &
YWPHI has been awarded $94,350 provided by a National Fire Plan grant from the National Park Service through the California Fire Safe Council (FSC). The project is funded via the Cooperative Forestry Assistance, CFDA #10.664. The basis for this funding is for the support or stimulation of a public purpose under the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 as amended and the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Approporiations Act of 2009, PL 110-329.
|Grant Number||Total Project Cost||Funding Awarded||Matching Funds Provided||% of Match to Total Project Cost||Project Name||Project Goals|
|11NPS-0113||$94,350||$70,684||$23,666||25%||Yosemite West Defensible Space Project Area YW-004||
Create defensible space on 44.45 acres in Yosemite West Project Area YW-004.
|February 2010||YWPHI submits application to the California Fire Safe Council.|
|June 2010||YWPHI receives grant award and submits Grantee Pre-Award Report to the California Fire Safe Council.|
|September 2010||YWPHI attends mandatory pre-award workshop by the California Fire Safe Council.|
|March 2011||The National Park Service (NPS) informed the California Fire Safe Council that it will likely be after the end of the current fiscal year (September 2011) before NPS knows if they will be able to fund the 2011 grants. This is the first time this has happened with NPS-funded grants through the California Fire Safe Grants Clearinghouse. Right now NPS is working with a 20% deficit and will only be able to fund the grants if they receive new funds and have some remaining at the end of their current fiscal year. All grant activities are on hold until further notice.|
|April 2011||Landowner submits signed Letter of Commitment, which gives permission for fuel reduction work to be conducted.|
|May 2011||NPS informed the California Fire Safe Council that the grant is in "the contract process," so it is a question of when, not if, funding will be released. The cultural and environmental compliance process started.|
|October 2011||NPS signs agreement with the California Fire Safe Council, which enables the project to go forward.|
|December 2011||NPS releases funding to the California Fire Safe Council.|
|January 2012||The California Fire Safe Council releases funding to the project's fiscal sponsor, which enables implementation of on-the-ground work to start. Put out a Request for Bid request for bid to prospective contractors. Completed agreement with successful contractor.|
|May 2012||Implementation of on-the-ground work starts on May 9, 2012 and is expected to be complete in four weeks.|
Implementation of on-the-ground work was completed on July 18, 2012. The project invested more than 1700 hours of labor for fuel reduction. The project scope was expanded to include a sawyer for the felling of the significant number of dead trees (regardless of dbh) in the project area.
We submitted the final progress report, photo monitoring and grant closeout report to the Fire Safe Council, and informed the project's fiscal sponsor of same.
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