Pre-Proposal Solicitation for Landscape Scale Restoration and State Fire Assistance Grants

Statewide—The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) is pleased to announce that it is currently seeking pre-proposals for two competitive grant programs: Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) and State Fire Assistance (SFA).

Nevada’s urban, rural and wildland ecosystems are continuously threatened by invasions of non-native species, insects, and disease, as well as development disturbance, unsustainable management, and destructive natural events, such as floods and wildfires. NDF is pleased to announce a grant opportunity made available through the USDA Forest Service, which enables cooperators to identify LSR needs and apply for funding to address important natural resource management and conservation issues. Funds may be used to implement restoration treatments that improve or restore urban/rural forests and rangelands, water resources, riparian areas, and wildlife habitat. Projects that mitigate extreme wildfire behavior, noxious weed infestations, and negative ecosystem impacts are also eligible.

For more information on LSR grants, contact NDF Acting Stewardship Program Coordinator, Mike Vollmer, at (775) 684-2530 or

NDF is also seeking SFA grant pre-proposals for the Western States Fire Managers (WSFM) and Hazardous Fuels-Community Protection (HF-CP) programs. WSFM can be used to reduce hazardous wildfire fuel, create community wildfire protection plans, and perform community outreach and wildfire prevention in the wildland urban interface. HF-CP can be used to implement on-the-ground hazardous fuel reduction projects and restoration of fire-adapted ecosystems that are located on non-federal property adjacent to USDA Forest Service lands. Both the WSFM and HF-CP grants are funding opportunities made available through the USDA Forest Service.

For more information on WSFM and/or HF-CP grants, contact NDF State and Volunteer Fire Assistance Coordinator, Nate Barrons, at (775) 684-2511 or

Please note: LSR, WSFM, and HF-CP funding is only available for projects on non-federal lands in Nevada.

Pre-proposals for all competitive grant programs must be submitted on the approved forms available on NDF’s website at The website also provides a more detailed description of the criteria and instructions for eligibility, as well as the scoring criteria that will be used to rank applications. Pre-proposals must be received by NDF as prescribed in the grant guidance documents found on the website. Late, incomplete or faxed pre-proposals will not be accepted.

Pre-Proposal Due Dates

LSR – March 1, 2020
WSFM – March 1, 2020
HF-CP – February 15, 2020