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Community Wildfire Defense Grants
Communities seeking to establish or update Community Wildfire Protection Plans are now eligible to receive funding through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Community Wildfire Defense Grants provided by the US Forest Service through the Bipartisan Investment Law will support wildfire mitigation projects to at-risk communities. Specific qualifying criteria must be met, and the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) will provide application assistance and technical advice statewide at the local/county/city level. Visit https:/// or contact Georgia CWDG Coordinator Anthony English at
Tree Planting Opportunities
The September 16 deadline is approaching for grant considerations through the ReLeaf Program, a partnership between GFC and the GA Tree Council. The program is aimed at storm damage replacement, supporting tree equity in underserved of under resourced communities, and projects that promote trees used as part of a community’s green infrastructure. Certain criteria must be followed and details can be found here.

Another tree-planting opportunity is also available. The GFC is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 1.5 million seedlings across the state during the 2022-23 season. Non-industrial private landowners with 10 or more acres are eligible for the $210,000 seedling program that’s expected to cover about 2,500 acres. For full details, visit

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