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Fire Hardening Grant Program

If your home or business was lost or damaged in a wildfire during the year 2020, you may be eligible to receive grant money for fire hardening of your home or business.

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Si su casa o negocio se perdió o resultó dañado en un incendio forestal durante el año 2020, puede ser elegible para recibir dinero de el programa de apoyo para proteger su hogar o negocio en caso de incendios.

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What is the grant program?

Local counties and the Department of Consumer and Business Services are coordinating to create a fire hardening grant program to assist people impacted by the 2020 wildfires. The program will provide money directly to home and business owners who receive a grant to help pay for fire hardening of a structure that was damaged or destroyed by the fire.

The details of this grant program are currently being finalized. We hope home and business owners will take the opportunity to apply for grant money to assist with fire hardening. The goal is to provide this money to all eligible persons.

What is fire hardening?

Fire hardening describes steps that can be taken to make a home or business more resistant to damage from a wildfire.

These steps may include:

  • Using materials for siding and/or roofing that resist ignition during a wildfire
  • Installing fire resistant windows to protect openings
  • Using attic ventilation devices that help reduce ember intrusion

Why is it important?

Fire hardening, along with creating defensible space by maintaining vegetation and reducing combustible materials surrounding the home or business, decreases the likelihood that a nearby fire will ignite your structure, and it reduces the potential for damage.

Fire hardening makes the community more resistant to the spread of wildfire. By slowing down a fire, it may create additional time and opportunity for emergency responders to protect life and property threatened by the fire.

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You can learn more about the program in your area by speaking with your local building official.

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