VEGETATION MANAGEMENT MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM
In the interest of best practices in fire prevention, the Novato Fire Protection District (NFD) has implemented a Vegetation Management Matching Grant Program (VMMGP). This program utilizes a matching grant with NFD funding designed to support one-time-only per fiscal year awards for projects that involve the use of a chipper service and/or fire fuels removal, as defined in the eligibility criteria section of the grant application process. These projects must involve active participation by a Fire District member in order to meet matching grant guidelines. Here are the steps:
1. Fill out pre-application
2. Schedule a pre-approval inspection by calling 415-878-2623 or 415-878-2690
3. Once approved, complete the work and take before and after photos.
4. Fill out post application paperwork and return to NFD with paid receipt or invoice.
Grant applications are accepted from July 1, and grants will be awarded until funds are fully expended.
For further information, interested applicants may download the Pre-Approval Packet or contact the District’s VMMGP Grant Coordinator: Vegetation Mgmt Pre Approval packet
Fire Inspector Lynne Osgood