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Legislative Year: 2020 Change
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Bill Detail: HB20-1057

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Title Modify Wildfire Risk Mitigation Grant Program
Status Sent to the Governor (03/23/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors T. Carver (R)
J. McCluskie (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Coram (R)
S. Fenberg (D)
House Committee Rural Affairs and Agriculture
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 01/08/2020
Description

Wildfire Matters Review Committee. The bill makes the
following modifications to the existing Forest Restoration and Wildfire
Risk Mitigation Act (act) and, specifically, the grant program funded by
the act:
  • Currently, grant applicants are required to self-finance 50%
of the cost of a project funded by a grant. The bill, in the

case of a project that is located in an area with fewer
economic resources, lessens this requirement so that grant
applicants are required to self-finance 25% of the total cost
of the project. The forest service is required to establish a
policy that specifies the criteria by which a project will
satisfy such requirements.
  • Permits a grant project eligible to receive funding to
support ongoing maintenance efforts undertaken by eligible
recipients to reduce the threat of large, high-intensity
wildfires.
  • Adds to the list of recipients eligible to receive grant
funding a fire protection district and a nonprofit
organization or entity engaged in firefighting or fire
management activities.
  • Extends the date by which the grant program will be
repealed to September 1, 2029.

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