Sonoma County awarded $37 million FEMA grant to mitigate wildfire risks

5 July 2021

In an announcement that Supervisor Susan Gorin said took the Board by surprise,  President Joe Biden announced that the County of Sonoma will receive a $37 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for wildfire risk reduction.

“Because Sonoma County knows all too well the devastation wrought by fire, they are the first to apply for the mitigation funds,” Biden said. “Today I’m announcing a $37 million grant in support of fire mitigation efforts that are underway.”

The County will add a 25% match of $13 million, bringing the total investment to $50 million.

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