Fire Mitigation Cost-Share Grant 2022

March 10, 2022

P.O. Box 688, Franktown, CO 80116 / Office (303) 218-2622

Fire Mitigation Cost – Share Grant 2022
Maximum $500.00

Maintaining a defensible space and removing fuels can have a dramatic effect on your property, and your neighbors’ property in the event of an uncontrolled fire. Your interest in fire mitigation efforts and willingness to maintain your property are commendable and we thank you for applying for this grant.

Who Can Apply?

Any resident of Douglas County, Colorado can apply for this Cost- Share Grant for approved work on their county property.

How does this Cost – Share Grant work?

1. Applications must be submitted to the District Manager no later than April 20, 2022. Applicants may apply for other District grants in the same year. Emailed submissions and digital signatures are acceptable.

2. Grant applications are reviewed at the April Meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Applications are ranked according to the District’s set ranking criteria with priority going to applicants without other, outside financial assistance. Notifications of Board decisions are sent out the first week in May to applicants. This Grant will be available until the annual budget is spent.

3. Approved Work is completed and the Proof of Work is submitted no later than October 31, 2022.
Approved Work is defined as efforts directly affecting fuels mitigation and defensible space practices on applicants county property.
Fuels mitigation and defensible space practices include but are not limited to: creating defensible space around home through ladder-fuels removal and heavy-fuels reduction, creating tree crown spacing via whole tree removal and brush removal. Contractor costs and equipment rental is typical in this category.
Technical services affecting fuels mitigation and defensible space include but are not limited to: defensible space assessments, property assessments, tree marking and written Scopes of Work completed and paid to the Colorado State Forest Service. See Helpful Resource below for contact information.

Cost – Share Grants require us to share the cost of this work, up to $500.00 on our side. The applicants own labor and landscaping costs are not available for Cost – Share Grants.

Proof of Work is two items:
A. photos both before and after illustrating a difference at the same location and
B. paid invoices for Approved Work as defined above.
Helpful Resources
Douglas County Conservation District
Contact your District for help or additional information.
(303) 218 – 2622 or
Colorado State Forest Service – Franktown Field Office
Office (303) 660 – 9625
Home Page – Technical Assistance Home Protection – your-home-property-from-wildfire/