Funding Announcements

Open Funding Opportunity Notices (FONs)

There are no open FONs at this time.

03-1-1 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought that develop methods, models, or experimental/empirical approaches to characterize past, present and future fuel and fire regimes, fire hazard potential, and vegetation conditions related to fire under changing climate and altered climate variability. Of interest are observations and models that relate changes in fire severity or intensity, burned area(s), or vegetation complexes affected. This includes a better understanding and interpretation of the role fire plays in carbon storage and release from landscape to continental scales. Also of interest is the characterization of current and future contribution to aerosol formation and the influence on regional climatology. Lastly, investigators may address applications for tactical and strategic fire preparedness, seasonal to long-range fire management planning, or development of guidelines for post-fire rehabilitation and restoration. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-1-2 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought that characterize and compare different collaborative planning efforts for community protection and ecosystem restoration, and determine key elements of success. Results should be presented so that managers can readily use the information to design future or adjust in-progress collaborative planning efforts. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-1-3 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought that: Address methods and technologies for low cost, near real-time monitoring to determine the duration and intensity (concentration) of wildand fire emissions and public exposure during smoke episodes within communities, in the wildland-urban interface, and in other smoke sensitive areas. Comparability with federal reference methods should be addressed. Evaluate the interactions between fire behavior, fire weather and fuel loading and distribution, and resultant fire emissions, including potential hazardous air pollutants, and the factors controlling their injection atmosphere (plume rise). Results should be linked to fuel consumption, fire duration, or other fire variables. Explore the use of existing monitoring networks such as the National Atmospheric Deposition Network (NADP), Mercury Dry Deposition Network, (MDDN), CASTNet (EPA), AeroNet (NOAA), USDA UV-B program and others, to determine how fire emissions influence the chemistry of the atmosphere, and regional and national air quality. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-1-4 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought that: Evaluate post-fire stabilization and rehabilitation treatments. Proposals must describe how the proposed work will complement or add essential information to existing information or projects. Evaluate alternative treatments for restoring ecosystems altered by changing fire regimes, or where alterations have affected fire regimes. Evaluate the impacts of changing fire suppression and fire use policies, and the interaction of fire and other factors (such as grazing, invasive species, etc.) on ecosystem structure and health. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-2-1 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought to obtain, document, and evaluate critical, time-sensitive information or data during or following wildland fire incidents or post-fire land treatments. Proposals should focus on fire behavior, immediate post-fire effects including fuels reduction, post-fire stabilization or rehabilitation, the effects of previous land management activities on fire behavior and severity, and similar issues. Proposals should also address wildland/urban interface areas and issues as appropriate. Organized response teams are required. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-2-2 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought to obtain, document, and evaluate critical, time-sensitive social information or data during or immediately following wildland fire incidents or post-fire land treatments. Proposals should focus on reactions or attitudes of people to fire behavior, immediate post-fire effects including fuels reduction, post-fire stabilization or rehabilitation, the effects of previous land management activities on fire behavior and severity, and similar issues. Proposals should address wildland/urban interface areas and issues as appropriate. In general, proposals should not develop new techniques but should focus on previously developed measurement tools to collect information on social issues related to this topic. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-2-3 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought to collect post-fire data and analyze and describe relationships between pre-fire condition and fire behavior or fire effects on sites burned in the 2002 wildfires. Proposals should take advantage of sites where pre-fire data are available on fuel treatments, fuel characteristics, or stand structure. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-3-1 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought to develop one or several sites that will demonstrate proven techniques of fuel management, post-fire rehabilitation, or restoration treatments of fire-adapted ecosystems. These demonstration sites can occur within one or more fuel types and within a specific geographic area (state or biogeographical region). Proposals should incorporate a program to educate and inform land managers, resource professionals, elected officials, the general public and the media about how to perform effective treatments, the benefits of doing so, and the consequences of not taking any action. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-3-2 More Information Actions
Proposals are sought to develop and implement administrative studies to meet specific local land management needs. These site-specific needs may include biological, social, physical, or other effects of wildland fire, fuel treatments, or post-fire stabilization/rehabilitation actions. Administrative studies (sometimes called management studies) are typically limited in terms of the number and complexity of measurement variables and the focus is usually on response rather than process. However, proposed work must be of high quality, defendable, replicated, and subject to peer review. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-3-3 More Information Actions
Address local scientific knowledge gaps that are significant to fire management program implementation. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-4-1 More Information Actions
Develop information structures, tools, or decision support systems for accessing, disseminating, and applying wildland fire and fuels research results from Joint Fire Science Program funded investigations and other relevant sources. The information should be presented in a regional, national, or thematic context appropriate to and readily accessible by the target audience and clearly describe when, where, and at what scale the information is and is not applicable. Proposals shall support the needs of fire and fuel managers and other users for addressing wildland fire management planning and implementation activities. Proposals should contain a concise review of similar tools already available. Benefits of the project to the user community must be clearly identified. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-4-2 More Information Actions
Produce readily understandable and useable information synthesis or transfer products on key topics of critical interest to the fire and fuels management community. Proposals should clearly identify specific products that will support needs of fire and fuel managers and other users for addressing wildland fire management planning and implementation activities. The Governing Board envisions products that can be developed within short time periods and address immediate needs. Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-S More Information Actions
Special Projects for 2003 Closed on Jan 06, 2003

03-U More Information Actions
Unsolicited proposal, 2003 Closed on Jan 06, 2003