Through an annual funding agreement between Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) and Placer County, grant funds are to be expended to perform fuel management activities that support a reduction in potential fire in the Middle Fork Project (MFP) area. This area is a critical forested watershed and protection of it is of paramount importance. The MFP is a multi-purpose water supply and hydro-generation project designed to conserve and control waters of the Middle Fork American River, the Rubicon River, and several associated tributary streams. The location is generally located in the Tahoe National Forest and private land well above the community of Foresthill and continues down the American River near the community of Auburn.
Beginning in 2014 and for the duration of the federal license for the MFP an annual amount of funds will be made available to organizations that propose projects or have programs that 1) have a direct nexus to the project area and 2) show the potential to reduce fire danger through some form of fuel management projects. There are applications, matching fund requirements, agreements and documentation results that must be met in order to be eligible to receive funding awards.
The Program Manager or designee will be available to meet with anyone who believes they want to prepare an application. Guidance will be provided and questions will be answered to assist in the preparation of an application. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Program Manager Jared Deck, by phone at (530) 886-4918 or by email at [email protected].
There are typically two periods, one in January and one in June.