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Nevada County Gets $512,076 in Prevention Grants

Nevada County is getting over half-a-million dollars in fire prevention grants. With the state entering its fourth year of drought, the grants are designed to reduce the elevated threat of wildfires. Cal Fire Chief of Public Information Daniel Berlant says the Fire Safe Council will be receiving over 159-thousand dollars…

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The largest grant in the county is for the Bear River Pine Fuels Reduction Project at over 294-thousand dollars. Nevada County will also be getting 31-thousand dollars for a landfill site fuel modification, and Truckee will receive 27-thousand for its wildfire protection plan. Berlant says a total of about nine-and-a-half million dollars in grants will be disbursed throughout its State Responsibility Areas…

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Placer County will receive just under 800-thousand dollars, and Yuba County almost 400-thousand. Berlant says the money should be available within the next month.

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