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File #: 22-1253   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/24/2022 In control: Clark County Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action:
Title: Ratify the grant application submitted by the Clark County Fire Department in the amount of $10,000 to the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) for the Fuels Reduction Project Grant; authorize the Fire Chief or his designee to sign grant documents as necessary; and accept any funds awarded. (For possible action)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. 1B - RSG Fuel Reduction Grant 2022 Application - Backup

CLARK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

AGENDA ITEM

 

Petitioner:

John Steinbeck, Fire Chief

Recommendation: 

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Ratify the grant application submitted by the Clark County Fire Department in the amount of $10,000 to the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) for the Fuels Reduction Project Grant; authorize the Fire Chief or his designee to sign grant documents as necessary; and accept any funds awarded. (For possible action)

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FISCAL IMPACT:

Fund #:

2031.000

Fund Name:

County Grants

Fund Center:

1200330000

Funded PGM/Grant:

1200.RSGFuel.2023

Amount:

$10,000.00

Description:

Mountain Springs/Potosi Fuel Reduction Project

Additional Comments:

A minimum hard match of 25% is required along with an in-kind match of a minimum of 150 hours.

 

BACKGROUND: 

The Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) Program is managed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), which has a cooperative agreement for funding with the U.S. Forest Service.  The IAFC has been accepting proposals for Wildfire Fuels Reduction Grants, which are used to support sustainable and cost-effective wildfire fuels reduction programs or projects.

Clark County Fire Department Rural Division submitted a grant application to RSG. The project will involve fuel reduction in and around Mountain Springs, Nevada. It will focus on maintaining roadways and access to properties, and tie into previously established and maintained fuel breaks along Potosi Canyon Road to mitigate wildfire risk along the anticipated path of fire travel toward the town.

Due to the timeframe between the grant announcement and submission due date, the grant application was submitted to RSG on July 28, 2022, prior to Board approval.

Staff recommends the Board ratify the submission of the attached grant application and accept funds awarded.