Lane County Firewise Grant Program open for applications

Lane County Firewise Grant Program open for applications
Posted on 05/11/2021

Lane County’s Firewise Grant program is accepting applications from residents outside of urban growth boundaries in Lane County through May 28.

 

Firewise grants provide rural property owners with funding to help complete projects that reduce the risk of wildfire, such as clearing vegetation, replacing wood shake roofing, low-fire-risk plants and landscaping materials, noncombustible exterior siding, chimney spark arrestors, and more.

 

“The Firewise grants are a great way for property owners to reduce the risk of wildfire to their homes,” said Lane County’s Firewise Program Manager Meia Matsuda. “The Firewise-eligible projects focus on helping people get their property lean, clean and green through improved vegetation clearing, irrigation and fire-resistant landscaping and materials.”

 

Up to $15,500 in grant funding is available for each qualifying property.

 

Learn more and apply online at www.lanecounty.org/firewise.

 

Paper applications are also available in the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center vestibule at 3050 North Delta Highway, Eugene.

 

Firewise grants are funded through Title III of the Federal Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Program - Section 601 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.