The Colorado Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for a third round of awards under the Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program. This phase will provide $3.5 million to reduce the risk of wildfire in areas where human development and forested lands overlap, often called the wildland-urban interface. The program is focused on projects that reduce the risk for damage to property, infrastructure, and water supplies, and those that limit the likelihood of wildfires spreading into populated areas. The first two rounds of grants, totaling about $5.9 million, have been awarded to 53 projects in 22 counties. Those grants were awarded in August of 2013 and earlier this month. Eligible applicants include community groups, local governments, utilities, state agencies and non-profit groups. More information, such as eligibility requirements and application information can be found by clicking here.