Fresno County RAC Title III Project Overview

Title III Projects - Other County Projects

  • Title III projects approved by the county must be published in the local paper of record and opened for a 45-day public comment period.
  • Authorized uses for Title III projects include:
    • Search, rescue, and emergency services. -- An eligible county or applicable sheriff's department may use these funds as reimbursement for search and rescue and other emergency services, including fire fighting, performed on Federal lands and paid for by the county.
    • Community service work camps. -- An eligible county may use these funds as reimbursement for all or part of the costs incurred by the county to pay the salaries and benefits of county employees who supervise adults or juveniles performing mandatory community service on Federal lands.
    • Easement purchases. -- An eligible county may use these funds to acquire --
    • easements, on a willing seller basis, to provide for nonmotorized access to public lands for hunting, fishing, and other recreational purposes; conservation easements; or both.
    • Forest related educational opportunities. -- A county may use these funds to establish and conduct forest-related after school programs.
    • Fire prevention and county planning. -- A county may use these funds for --
    • efforts to educate homeowners in fire-sensitive ecosystems about the consequences of wildfires and techniques in home siting, home construction, and home landscaping that can increase the protection of people and property from wildfires; and
    • planning efforts to reduce or mitigate the impact of development on adjacent Federal lands and to increase the protection of people and property from wildfires.
    • Community forestry. -- A county may use these funds towards non-Federal cost-share requirements of section 9 of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2105).
  • Funds shall be available for expenditure by the county and shall remain available until expended in accordance with Title III.