Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire is excited to inform you that the 2016-2017 CPAW application process is now open! Applications can be accessed here and will be accepted until September 23, 2016, 5:00 pm MT.

During the 2016-2017 cycle, five communities will be selected based on a competitive application process. Selected communities are not responsible for any direct costs associated with CPAW services provided, but staff time to participate is required. All advice and assistance given to the community will be limited to services that are intended to reduce the risk from wildfires. Local governments will retain sole authority for implementation of any land use planning recommendations provided through CPAW. Any community in the U.S. can apply, and eligible jurisdictions include towns, cities, or counties having authority over local land use and zoning decisions (unincorporated communities require county application). Only applications demonstrating support from both the community’s planning and fire departments will be considered.

Learn more here! 

If you have questions about the program or the application process, please contact Ben Yellin at [email protected] or directly at 847-754-8745. The CPAW team is eager to begin working with our next round of communities, and we hope that you apply!