Fuels Reduction Cost-Share Program

Grand County Wildfire Council (GCWC) offers a Fuels Reduction Cost-Share Program for wildfire risk mitigation. The program is meant to incentivize landowners to complete defensible space and/or landscape-scale fuels reduction projects to make their homes and communities safer in the event of a wildfire.

  • Neighborhood projects are better to help protect your entire community.
  • Your local fire protection district (wildfire coordinator) is a great resource to help develop your plans.
  • Cost sharing is generally limited to 50% of the total fuels treatment costs or $1,500 / acre whichever is less. Reimbursements are currently capped at $8,000 per application.
  • Below is a link to contractors who are interested in assisting with your project.
  • Use the CWPP link below to view your community and its wildfire risk.


Cost-Share Program Application

2023 Tree Contractors List

Grand County Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs)



1) Our program is a REIMBURSEMENT program, meaning that the project must be complete and entirely paid for by YOU before we will reimburse. Reimbursement does NOT cover the cost of new equipment, but can cover oil and fuel for personal chainsaws. You must submit a completed application, a before and after photo, and a paid invoice/receipt.

2) Payments are generally made within 60 days of final photos and receipt approval.

3) Grant funds for these programs are limited.  They are allocated on a first come-first serve basis.  The first person to present us with PAID RECEIPTS and photos will receive the funds. 

4) Because our funding sources are limited, we may not be able to fully fund large or expensive projects.  If you have a larger project, send us an email to inquire about other potential funding sources, or you may want to consider spreading the work out over several years by doing smaller bits of the entire project each year. 


Questions? Email bewildfireready@gmail.com


Cost share funds have been generously donated by: Congressionally-delegated funding sponsored by Colorado Senator Bennet, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Forest Service, Weathertop Foundation, Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Middle Park Conservation District, Grand Fire Protection District, and Grand Foundation (Grand County Wildfire Emergency Fund).