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Published: August 2, 2020


THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE’S DIVISION OF FORESTRY WILL ADMINISTER FEDERAL GRANT FUNDS TO HELP COMMUNITIES MAKE THEIR HOMES SAFER AND MORE DEFENSIBLE FROM WILDLAND FIRE. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, CITIES, TOWNS, AND COMMUNITIES AT RISK ARE ELIGIBLE AND EACH APPLICANT MUST DEVELOP A COMMUNITY WILDFIRE PROTECTION PLAN. THIS IS A 100% REIMBURSEMENT GRANT THAT OFFERS UP TO 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FUNDING FOR AREAS TO IMPLEMENT WILDFIRE HAZARD MITIGATION, PREVENTION, AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROJECTS OUTLINED IN THEIR C-W-P-P. THE HAZARD MITIGATION ASSISTANCE GRANT AWARDED 110 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN 2019 TO ASSIST 16 COMMUNITIES DEVELOP WILDFIRE PROTECTION PLANS, IMPLEMENT PROJECTS TO REDUCE WILDFIRE RISKS, AND FACILITATE BEST PRACTICES AS A TENNESSEE FIRE ADAPTED COMMUNITY. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY SEPTEMBER 4TH. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO TN DOT GOV FORWARD SLASH AGRICULTURE OR BURN SAFE TN DOT ORG.