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Yosemite West Fire Safety Grants

Yosemite West has been awarded nine grants totaling more than $840,000 for hazardous fuel reduction between 2005 and 2017. The grants are a direct result of YWPHI's effort to help the entire community. The successful completion of these hazardous fuel reduction projects with full inter-agency cooperation benefits all of Yosemite West. The following table summarzies the grant projects that help to protect your property by potentially reducing the threat of catastrophic wildfire to the community of Yosemite West.

# Year Grant Number Grantor Grant Program Funded By Total Project Cost Funding Awarded Matching Funds Provided % of Match to Total Project Cost Grant Status Project Information
9 2017 5GS16118 CAL FIRE 2016-2017 State Responsibility Area (SRA)Fire Prevention Fund Fire Prevention Fee $180,789 $180,789 $0 0% In Progress Read more >
8 2016 5GS15110 CAL FIRE 2015-2016 State Responsbility Area (SRA)Fire Prevention Fund Fire Prevention Fee $98,482 $98,482 $0 0% In Progress Read more >
7 2015 n/a Yosemite/Sequoia RC&D Fuel Reduction Fund PG&E $15,987 $15,987 $0 0% Completed Read more >
6 2014 14USFS-SFA0031 California Fire Safe Council State Fire Assistance USDA Forest Service $14,040 $7,020 $7,020 50% Completed Read more >
5 2011 11NPS-0113 California Fire Safe Council National Fire Plan National Park Service $94,350 $70,684 $23,666 25% Completed Read more >
4 2010 10USFS-ES321 California Fire Safe Council National Fire Plan USDA Forest Service Service $304,830 $266,830 $38,000 13% Completed Read more >
3 2009 09USFS-X0126 California Fire Safe Council National Fire Plan USDA Forest Service Service $75,655 $61,495 $14,160 19% Completed Read more >
2 2006 06NPS-8949 California Fire Safe Council National Fire Plan National Park Service $20,663 $20,663 $0 0% Completed Read more >
1 2006 06NPS-9093 California Fire Safe Council National Fire Plan National Park Service $36,000 $36,000 $0 0% Completed Read more >
Total: $840,796 $757,950 $82,846 9.8%

Yosemite West property owners John Mock, Ph.D. and Kimberley O'Neil resigned from their roles with YWPHI and the YWPHI Fire Safety Committee (2003-2012) after successful completion of the five National Fire Plan grants. Motivated by the extreme drought conditions, they served as Grant Liaisons between YWPHI and granting agencies through August 31, 2015, and are currently the Acting YWPHI Grant Liaisons. The result of these efforts is that YWPHI was awarded four more grants. Yosemite National Park Fire and Aviation Management recognized their community service in 2013 with an Outstanding Achievement Award.

Fiscal Sponsorship

YWPHI is a registered non-profit organization in the State of California, but it is not exempt from paying federal income taxes because it is not a 501(c)(3) exempt organization. To avoid federal tax liability on grant funds, YWPHI cannot receive or distribute any funds directly. The Yosemite/Sequoia Resource, Conservation & Development Council (RC&D) agreed to be the fiscal sponsor for YWPHI, and has been serving as such since the first grant was awarded in 2005. The grant funds flow from the funding agency to the grantor directly and then to the Y/S RC&D, and from the Y/S RC&D to contractors, etc. View a diagram showing how grant funds flow.

Questions?

Please email grants@yosemitewest.org with any questions you may have.

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