Summit County hazardous-fuels reduction grants available

 

Wildfire Grants – Hazardous Fuels Reduction & CWPP Implementation

Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grants Since 2006, the Board of County Commissioners through the Summit County Wildfire Council has provided matching grants to eligible homeowner groups to conduct hazardous fuels reduction projects.  In 2008, Summit County voters approved Resolution 1A, which among other things provides funding to support the community based Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grant Program.

The Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grant Program assists property owners with actual costs associated with hazardous fuels reduction efforts in designated areas of concern throughout Summit County.

In order to prevent the spread of noxious weeds, all Wildfire Council grant applicants must develop a weed management plan with the assistance of the Summit County Weed Control Manager.

For more information, call 970-668-4140.

2013 Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grant Program – Overview and Application
2012 Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grant Program Video – SummitNews.com
CWPP Implementation Grants In 2011 the Summit County Wildfire Council recognized that an unfulfilled funding need existed for projects identified in the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) that did not meet the criteria for the Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grant Program.  That recognition has lead to the creation of the CWPP Implementation Grant Program.

The next CWPP Implementation Grant application period will be in June 2013.  For more information, call 970-668-4140.

Colorado State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Summit County cooperating. Extension programs available to all without discrimination.

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