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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 more than $6,000 in grant money for fire hardening your home or business.

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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, such as using materials for siding and/or roofing that resist ignition during a wildfire, installing fire resistant windows to protect openings, or using attic ventilation devices that help reduce ember intrusion.

Fire hardening, along with creating defensible space, 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.

What is the grant program?

Local counties and the Department of Consumer and Business Services have created a fire hardening grant program to help people affected by the 2020 wildfires. The program will provide money directly to home and business owners who complete qualifying fire hardening improvements on their home or business that was damaged or destroyed.

The qualifying fire hardening improvements are outlined in a menu of incentivized fire hardening options linked below. Additional information about the incentivized options is available in the Fire Hardening Options Guide linked below.

Menu of incentivized fire hardening options

Fire hardening options guide

How do I participate?

The program is being run through your county’s building department which will be accepting applications and verifying fire hardening work to process your application.

Choose the county where your damaged home or business is located to access the application process and contact information.

​​​​If your damaged hom​e or business is located in Clackamas County:

Apply here​

​Coun​ty contact information
By phone: 503-742-4240
By em​ail:​​ ​dtdcustomerInfo@clackamas.us ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​If your damaged home or business is located in Douglas​ County:

Apply here​

County contact information
By phone: 541-440-4559​​​​​​​​
By email: wrclemen@co.douglas.or.us ​​​

If your damaged home or business is located in Jackson​ County:

Apply here​

County contact information
By phone: ​541-774-3070​​​​​​​​​​
By email: JCRebuild@jacksoncounty.org ​

​If your damaged home or business is located in Klamath​ County:

Apply h​​ere​

County contact information
By phone: 541-883-5121 Option number 1​​​​​​​​​​
By email: abrown@klamathcounty.org

​​If your damaged home or business is located in Lane County:

Apply here​

County contact information
By phone: 541-682-4651​​​​​​​​
By email: Marianne.Nolte@lanecountyor.gov ​​​

Note: ​​​​The program will begin processing a​​​pplications in Lincoln County ​​​soon, please submit your application now so that it will be available when the program starts processing applications.

​​If your damaged home or business is located in Lincoln​ County:

Apply here​

Contact information:
By email: BCD.firehardening@dcbs.oregon.gov ​​

​​If your damaged home or business is located in Linn​​ County:

Apply here​

County contact information​
By phone: 541-967-3816​​​​​​​​
By email: swills@co.linn.or.us

​​​If your damaged home or business is located in Marion​ County:

Apply here​

County contact information
By phone: 503-588-5147​​
By email: building@co.marion.or.us ​​​​​​​​


General program questions

For general questions about the grant program email the division:

bcd.firehardening@dcbs.oregon.gov

Note: Eligibility in the program will be determined by the county's building department, not by the Building Codes Division.

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