Posted: December 20, 2023
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: LF122723-05

Agenda Item Title:

Authorize Staff to Submit an Application, and Approve if Awarded, the City of Rapid City’s Application to the Council of Western State Foresters – Western State Fire Managers for the Wildland Urban Interface Competitive Grant

Origination Group:
Legal & Finance Committee
Origination Meeting Date:
City Council Hearing Date:
Staff Contact:
Jamie Toennies
Circle of Friends Community Room
Agenda Item Summary:
Grant Amount: $299,832 over 5 years

Source of Funding: Council of Western State Foresters

Department(s) Impacted: Fire Dept.

Brief Description: RCFD’s Wildfire Mitigation Program to conduct prescribed fire project. This project will reduce hazardous fuels and restore fire-adapted ecosystems in the wildland urban interface within and adjacent to the Rapid City municipal area.

Why is it important for the city: Removing or modify fuels in and /or adjacent to areas between wildland and urban development lessen the chances of catastrophic fire and its threat to the public and firefighter safety and damage to property.

Fiscal Impact: 50% match. Grant funds cover firefighters, contracted crews, supplies, & indirect costs and portion of supervisor salary. Match covers bulk of supervisor salary and fire equipment.

Strings: 50% match

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center
RCFD 0202
Is Funding Budgeted?:
Not Budgeted


Origination Recommendation Action:

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