Firewise Community Grants

Application Period is Now Closed!

The Storm Debris Response Micro-Grant Program application period closed Monday, August 15th 5:00 pm. 

We are pleased to award the following Firewise communities with micro-grants:

Banner Mountain Firewise Community

Burma Firewise Community (2)

Greater Dalmatian-174 Firewise Community

Greenhorn Firewise Community 

Harmony Firewise Community

Hyatt-Blue Sage Firewise Community (2)

Jones Bar Firewise Community

Juniper Hill Firewise Community

Kentucky Flat Firewise Community

Lake Vera Round Mountain Firewise Community

Lower Colfax Firewise Community (2)

Montezuma Ridge West Firewise Community

Old Mill Firewise Community

Outer Jackass Flats Firewise Community

Salmon Mine-East Sages Firewise Community

Scott's Flat Pines Firewise Community

Sherwood Forest Firewise Community

Sierra Hills Firewise Community

Squirrel Creek Ranches Firewise Community (2)

West End Donner Lake Firewise Committee

You Bet Firewise Community (2)

About the Program

Nevada County has received funding from the League of California Community Foundations’ Disaster Relief, Recovery and Resilience Funds with support from the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation to administer directly to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)-recognized Firewise Communities. This funding will make  26 grants of $3,600 each available to provide support to Firewise communities as they work to reduce the overabundance of hazardous vegetation left by the severe winter storm that struck our area on December 27th.

Nevada County has contracted with Sierra Business Council to administer the application and provide technical assistance.

How Funds Can Be Spent

Grants are intended to fund collaborative projects that provide community-wide benefits, such as renting a chipper for community use, contracting for transportation of downed vegetation to processing sites, renting equipment, or hiring a contractor to clear evacuation routes on private roadways. Projects should focus on the following priorities:

  • Increased defensible space around multiple homes
  • Removal of hazardous vegetation from private property
  • Clearing of evacuation routes on private roadways

Eligibility Requirements

Firewise Communities which are eligible to apply are entity’s that meet the following criteria: 

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