$2M Federal Grant to Help State, County in Wildfire Fight
The federal-county joint effort supplements a big effort by Gov. Gavin Newsom to use new IT procurement methods to address the state’s chronic vulnerability to wildfires.
The state’s multi-pronged effort to predict and prevent devastating wildfires has received a $2 million shot in the arm from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), part of a $2.7 million infusion designed to use technology to combat the seasonal problem.
The $2 million FEMA grant, along with about $700,000 from non-federal sources, will go toward California...