Firewise





Thank you for your interest in the Lane County Firewise Incentive Program.
 
Effective September 29th, 2016 new applications will no longer be accepted.

Grants will be awarded on a first come first serve basis; with priority given to first time applicants.


 Program Overview:

Lane County offers financial grants to residents who are interested in making landscaping or structural improvements to their properties, which can increase the survivability of their home in the event of a wildfire.

Residents now have the opportunity to apply for thousands of dollars in financial assistance to replace roofs, siding, windows and doors with fire-resistant building materials and to make “Firewise” improvements to their landscaping. To qualify for financial assistance you must own a home in rural Lane County that is at risk to wildfire –that’s it!

This 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.


Interested? Here's how it works

1.   Fill out a short Firewise Grant Improvement Application and submit it to the Lane County Land Management Division.

2.  Staff will contact you to schedule a property risk assessment. The purpose of this assessment is to determine what improvements you may qualify for and to discuss measures you can take to reduce your vulnerability to wildfire.

3.  After your property has been assessed you will receive a preliminary financial award agreement from the County. Sign and return the agreement.

4.  Carry out the agreed upon improvements to your home and landscaping within a specified timeline (generally 6 months). Please Note: All work reimbursable by the county must be completed by a licensed contractor or professional landscaper.

5.  Submit a reimbursement request form along with copies of your contractor receipts. Staff will re-visit your home to verify the work has been completed to the agreed upon standards.

6.  Once Staff has verified that the work has been satisfactorily completed Lane County will issue you a reimbursement check.  - Please be aware: it may take 45-60 days to issue you a check due to county accounting practices.

Forms

Firewise Application Form - NOT AVAILABLE 

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

Additional Information

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 
        - LCB License Check 

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: 541-682-6522
Email: FirewiseProgram@co.lane.or.us



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