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  Agenda Item   24.    
City Council Meeting
Meeting Date: 11/16/2021  
FROM: Bill Gallardo

Approve Grant Agreement with State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for Fire Prevention Grant
Adopt resolution executing Grant Agreement with Cal Fire for Fire Prevention Grant for period January 1, 2022 through March 15, 2024
Through the California Climate Investments (CCI) Fire Prevention Grant Program, CAL FIRE provides funding for local projects and activities that address the risk of wildfire and reduce wildfire potential to forested and forest adjacent communities. CAL FIRE’s Fire Prevention Grants enable local organizations such as fire safe councils to implement activities that address the risk of wildfire and reduce wildfire potential for communities. Funded activities include fuel reduction, wildfire planning and fire prevention education. The projects meet the goals and objectives of California’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan, as well as the State’s Strategic Fire Plan.
The City of Brea Fire Department applied for and was awarded a Fire Prevention grant in the amount of $436,432.  The City of Brea’s Fire Prevention Project will encompass a range of fire prevention and planning activities, with a focus on strengthening the City’s Weed/Wildland Abatement program. The scope of this planning and prevention work will include analyzing structure ignition potential in all WUI areas in the City of Brea designated as Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (including the Brea Canyon SRA), making mitigation recommendations, assessing the potential for structure ignition in the City’s Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas, developing written materials on mitigation techniques for the City’s WUI areas, identifying appropriate construction methods and materials to reduce the risk of structure ignition in the City’s WUI areas, code enforcement in the City’s WUI areas, and targeted brush removal activities in Carbon Canyon as a secondary project component.
There will be a fiscal impact that will result in a budget adjustment following quarterly reporting on the grant.
William Gallardo, City Manager
Prepared by: Lisa Keyworth, Management Analyst II
Full Grant Agreement

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