Educate your community & mitigate your wildfire risk.

Hazard Mitigation and Community Education Grants are provided by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry to communities, groups, and organizations to make their homes safer from wildlife. Examples of program recipients are cities, towns, and communities with a risk or potential for loss from wildland fires. Communities who have developed a Community Wildfire Prevention Plan (CWPP) are eligible for funding to implement hazard mitigation and community education projects identified in their CWPP.

The ARCD is pleased to partner with the Division of Forestry on the administration and managment of these grants. All applications are reviewed and selected for funding by the Division of Forestry who then provides the ARCD with direction regarding approved community grant expenditures.

The application period for FY 2021 is August 9 – September 10, 2021. Information regarding eligibility and the application process can be found at this link: Community Fire Prevention Grants (