Funding Opportunity for Wildfire Areas

Source: EMR-ISAC

The interagency Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) intends to request grant proposals beginning approximately October 1 through November 22, 2013. This notice provides an early alert to interested parties in the topics listed below so they may begin considering ideas.

Potential topics address the three goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (“Cohesive Strategy”):

  • Restore and maintain resilient landscapes;
  • Create fire-adapted communities;
  • Safe and effective wildfire response.

The announcement lists examples of research the JFSP is interested in, such as wildfire effects on water supplies, impact on large population areas, and influence of past fires on current wildfire management. Details about this opportunity will likely change between now and the expected request. Interested parties can sign up to receive updates via email.