September 19, 2023 - Community Wildfire Defense Grant "Ask an Expert" Session

September 13th, 2023

On the left is a photo of a neighborhood surrounded by sagebrush with a fire burning on a hill in the distance. On the right, text reads, "Ask an Expert: Applying for a Community Wildfire Defense Grant in Nevada."


Living With Fire and the Nevada Division of Forestry are collaborating to bring you an engaging "Ask an Expert" Q&A session. Here's everything you need to know: 

Webinar Details: 

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19 
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


To join us for the session, you'll need to register in advance. To sign up, visit the link below.


Our primary focus is to provide answers to your questions about the Community Wildfire Defense Grant (CWDG). Did you know there are grant opportunities for at-risk Tribes, non-profits such as homeowners associations, and local governments that represent communities that are located in high wildfire hazard areas? If awarded, communities could obtain $250,000 for creating a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), 10 million for a project described within a CWPP that is less than 10 years old, a total of federal funding through the CWDG process could result in $250,000 for the second round that is intended for planning purposes.


Leading this webinar will be experts from the Living With Fire program, alongside CWDG Coordinator Donald Lovejoy. Lovejoy plays a key role in overseeing grant applications and processes in partnership with the USDA. He'll be available throughout the webinar to address your queries. 


We'll commence with a brief introduction to set the stage. Following that, we'll delve into answering pre-selected questions about the CWDG. We'll also share valuable insights and tips related to the application process. But here's where your participation is vital – we encourage you to prepare your own questions in advance. We've set aside dedicated time at the end for an open Q&A session. 

Stay Informed:

Keep an eye out for webinar reminders. We'll be sharing the registration link on our social media platforms and within our email newsletter. 

Can't Attend Live? No Worries:

If you're unable to make it to the live session, we'll record the entire event and make it available for viewing on the Living With Fire website and our YouTube channel here:

More Information:

For additional details about the Community Wildfire Defense Grant, visit the USDA website here: Should you have any further questions about the session, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]. 

We're thrilled to have you join us for this informative session on the CWDG Grant. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact Paul Lessick, Civil Rights & Compliance Coordinator, at 702-257-5577 or [email protected]


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