Yosemite West Property &
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2016-2017 CAL FIRE's State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund (SRAFPF) Grant

Grant Status: In progress

Start Date for on-the-ground activities: This grant will be implemented consecutively not concurrently with the 2015-2016 SRAFPF grant.

Yosemite West has been awarded $180,789 through YWPHI's fiscal sponsor, the Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation & Development Council (Y/S RC&D) in North Fork, by CAL FIRE's State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund (SRAFPF) Grant Program. The award announcement was made December 2, 2016.

Grant Number Total Project Cost Funding Awarded Matching Funds Provided % of Match to Total Project Cost Project Name Project Goals
16-MMU-2004 $180,789 $180,789 $0 0% Yosemite West Removal of Dead or Dying Tree Project The project goal is to fell 728 dead and dying trees.

Project Background

This project continues to address tree mortality beyond the scope of the 2015-2016 CAL FIRE's State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund (SRAFPF) Grant.

Proposed Action

The proposed project mitigates the hazard of severe tree mortality resulting from four years of unprecedented drought and bark beetle infestations in the remote mountain community of Yosemite West through removal of hazardous trees by felling 728 dead or dying trees.

The project has an 24-month timeline starting February 1, 2017 and finishing February 1, 2019.

Project Match

The grant requires 0% match, although it requests volunteer labor that would serve as an in-kind match and estimates that value to be $37,815.

How Do We Sign up?

Participation in this project is free; there is no cost to property owners. Even if you have participated in previous fuel reduction projects, we need you take responsibility for your land and participate again as this project builds upon previous work.

To sign up,

History of 2017 Grant

Date Timeline
September 2016 YWPHI Grant Liaisons inform community about CAL FIRE grant opporunities at Annual Memorial Day Weekend picnic and the membership in attendance votes to submit grant application. YWPHI Grant Liaisons start application process, secure support from its fiscal sponsor, the Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation & Development Council, and and request Letters of Support for the project. YWPHI Grant Liaisons and community volunteers donate their time to conduct a street-view survey of dead trees. YWPHI Grant Liaison submits application by September 28, 2016 submission deadline.
December 2016 CAL FIRE announces the 2016-17 SRAFPF grant awards on December 2, 2016.
January 2017 Signed grant agreement with CAL FIRE and submitted further documentation required by January 31, 2017 due date.
February 2017 On February 1, 2017, CAL FIRE confirmed that the Notice of Exemption (for CEQA) issued on December 20, 2016 is valid for this grant, so no new CEQA process is required. Received signed grant agreement from CAL FIRE on February 14, 2017.
April 2017 Started notifying property owners about grant and used tree marking paint to start identifying dead trees to fell as part of this project.

FAQs for CAL FIRE's State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund (SRAFPF) Grants

Questions?

Please email grants@yosemitewest.org with any questions you may have.

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