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Creating Opportunities for Relevant Experience (CORE) Wildland Fire Training Crews
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Service Source Final Application Due Date Funding Available Match Required
Environment Federal
05-24-2029 $5.0 M No Match
  • Service
  • Source
  • Final Application Due Date
  • Funding Available
  • Match Required
  • Past
  • Current
  • Forecasted
  • $20,000
  • $200,000
  • Award Floor
  • Award Ceiling
    • Expected Number of Awards 50
    • Opportunity Type Discretionary
    • CFDA

      15.969 -- National Wildland Fire Management and Natural Resource Training and Workforce Development


    The Creating Opportunities for Relevant Experience Crews (CORE Crews) are wildland fire training crews comprised of women, veterans, or youth. CORE crews offer participants job experience and wildland fire specific training that serves as a developmental opportunity for participants and an opportunity for parks build relationships with the next generation of fire managers. The CORE crews’ goal is to engage with women, veterans, and youth to begin development of the next generation of the wildland firefighters, managers and scientists contributing to the mission of the NPS wildland fire program by offering relevant work experience.

    The CORE Crew program seeks to offer basic training, knowledge and experience that will inspire interest in future career opportunities for participants while working to support the NPS wildland fire mission. CORE crewmembers will work with trained professional fire staff with the NPS and gain on-the-job skills and experience. They will also be coached and mentored in wildland fire and NPS operations. Job experience will vary and include a wide array of activities such as work on fuels management projects, wildfire preparedness activities, fire effects monitoring, and potentially wildfire suppression. Training will cover numerous topics including employee and agency orientation, basic firefighter training, chainsaw training, and incident management and response overview.

    See full announcement for more details.

    • IHE
    • Local Government
    • Non-Profit
    • Other
    • State Government
    • Tribal Government
    Additional Eligibility Information

    Multiple eligible applicants - this funding opportunity is limited to non-profit applicants who are Section 501(c)(3) compliant, state governments, and federally recognized Tribal governments.

    Key Date(s)
    • May 24, 2024: Posted Date
    • May 24, 2024: Last Updated Date
    • May 24, 2029: Current Closing Date for Applications
    • May 24, 2029: Application Due Date
    • June 23, 2029: Application Archive Date
    Contact Information

    National Park Service

    Wildland Fire Financial Assistance Program


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