Gov. Kenny Guinn announced the Nevada Division of Forestry will receive $3.6 million from the U.S. Forest Service.
The grant will support urban and community forestry, forest-health management, fire-prevention actions, volunteer fire departments, and conservation education programs.
"This is the largest single grant ever secured by Nevada for this purpose," Guinn said. "The bottom line is, Nevadans will be safer in their homes and natural resources will be conserved because of this congressional and Bush administration effort to meet the long-term causes of wildfire."
According to Guinn, state forestry will give a portion of the funding to rural communities, private landowners, nonprofit groups and local and volunteer fire departments through its Forest Stewardship and Urban and Community Forestry, State Fire Assistance and Volunteer Fire Assistance programs.
Guinn noted that NDF contributes funds from the State Fire Assistance to projects in Clear Creek, Double Springs, Incline Village, Glenbrook, Ely, Ruth, Baker, McGill and Mount Wilson.