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2014 Wildfire Safety Grants
The Wildfire Safety Assessment and grant program will be available after March 15th, 2014.

Make Your Home Firewise Today!

Grants of up to $500 are now available to City of Ashland residents to remove and modify fire prone vegetation near homes. Fire prone landscaping such as juniper, cypress, and other conifers may pose a hazard to homes in a wildfire. Grass and weed cutting expenses are not eligible under this grant.
 
To participate in the program, residents must first obtain a Wildfire Safety Home Assessment that will include site-specific recommendations for creating defensible space around a structure.
 
This grant program is for city residents who have not previously participated in a fuel reduction grant program. Work that is done according to the Wildfire Safety Home assessment, within 30 feet of a home located within the city limits, is eligible for reimbursement, whether a homeowner or a contractor does the work. The grant is not a guarantee of a $500 reimbursement. Reimbursement is determined by the amount of vegetation removed according to a pre-determined schedule, and will be determined during the assessment process.
 
All debris must be removed from site before reimbursement. Participants will be educated on disposal options at the time of assessment.
 
Work must be completed by September 1st, 2014 to be eligible for reimbursement. 
 
All efforts made toward creating defensible space around homes in the City of Ashland support the certification of Ashland as a Firewise Community, one that is prepared for a wildfire before it happens!
 
For more information or to schedule an assessment, call Ali True at 541-552-2231.
 
Grant money is made available to the City of Ashland as part of the Oregon Department of Forestry’s dispersal of United States Forest Service (USFS) Biomass funds.
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