Firewise

Program Overview 

The Firewise Grant Incentive Program is administered by the Lane County Land Management Division's Long Range Planning and Building programs, with funding provided through Title III of the Federal Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Program - Section 601 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. The grant program offers homeowners in rural Lane County financial assistance to make their homes better able to survive wildfires. To qualify for the Firewise Grant you just need to own a home outside of an urban growth boundary in Lane County that's at risk to wildfire - that's it! (View our eligibility map here.) 
Each of our grant incentives is based on current wildfire research that helps your home greatly reduce the chance of burning during a wildfire. Up to $15,500 in grant funding is available for qualifying properties. 

If you'd like to be added to the Lane County Firewise Grant Incentive Program email list, please email firewiseprogram@lanecountyor.gov with your contact information. We send out occasional emails relating to our programming, including when future grant cycles open up. 

Forms

Property Owner Authorization Form (if applying on behalf of the property owner)

Reimbursement Request Form, (Exhibit B)  (FRR-F2)

Landscaper & Contractor Information

Landscaper & Contractor contact list  - Please note: Lane County does not endorse any of the businesses or individuals on this list. If you are a licensed landscaper, arborist or forester and would like to be added to this list, please contact us at (541) 682-6522.
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CCB License Check 
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Recommended Learning

"Fire Aware. Fire Prepared." by Oregon State University

OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension, along with state and local agencies and community partners, has launched a Wildfire Wednesday's lunch and learn, "Fire Aware. Fire Prepared." program. This statewide campaign helps Oregonians prepare for the reality of wildfire through greater awareness and actions. 

Wildfire Wednesday Webinars Sessions (12:00-1:00pm PST)
March 17th: It takes a village!
March 31st: From the home to the landscape
April 14th: Building community for better preparedness
April 28th: Read, Set, GO!
TBD: Fire preparedness in my area
May 19th: A land of fire
June 2nd: When fire hits
June 16th: After the fire

Click here for more information and archived videos can be found on the Fire Program Online Webinar Guide


For more information contact: 

Lane County Firewise Incentive Program

Lane County Public Works Department: Land Management Division
Customer Service Center: 3050 N Delta Hwy, Eugene, OR 97408
Phone: 458-221-3425  |  541-682-6522
Email: FirewiseProgram@LaneCountyOR.gov


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 Additional Resources:

Firewise Communities

Home Builders Association of Lane County