Fuels Reduction Cost-Share Programs

For the past several years, the Grand County Wildfire Council (GCWC) has offered a Fuels Reduction Cost-Share Program for pre-fire mitigation.  The program is meant to incentivize landowners to complete to complete defensible space and/or landscape-scale fuels reduction projects.

As a result of the East Troublesome and Williams Fork Fires in 2020, the Grand County Wildfire Council is excited to announce our NEW Cost-Share program for Post-Fire Hazard Tree Removal in areas affected by the 2020 Grand County Wildfires.    

Thus, we now have two different cost-share programs and applications.  Please be sure to complete the application that best suits your situation. 

  1. Pre-Fire Cost-Share Program Application: For individuals/homeowner groups NOT impacted by the East Troublesome or Williams Fork Fires
  2. Post-Fire Cost-Share Program Application:  For individuals/homeowners groups burned by the East Troublesome or Williams Fork Fires
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
1) Our program is a REIMBURSEMENT program, meaning that the project must be complete and entirely paid for by YOU before we will consider reimbursement.  NO funds are guaranteed in advance of project completion.
 
2) Grant funds for this program are limited.  They are spent on a first come-first serve basis.  The first person to present us with PAID RECEIPTS and post-completion photos gets the funds. 
 
3) Because our funding sources for this program are limited, we may not be able to fully fund large or expensive projects.  If you have a larger project, you may want to consider spreading the work out over several years by doing smaller bits of the entire project each year. 
 
4) We are getting new applications (complete with paid receipts and post-completion photos) everyday; thus, our funding for this program is decreasing daily. If you want to be reimbursed for work done this year, you may want to consider expediting the work.  We cannot guarantee the availability of funding for work done next year.
 
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2020 and 2021 cost share funds were generously donated by Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District and the Bureau of Land Management.

2021 and 2022 cost share funds were generously donated by Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Grand Foundation through the Grand County Wildfire Emergency Fund.

Questions? Email bewildfireready@gmail.com