[WVFPD] Allstate Fire Mitigation Grant Program

Kevin Bush kevin at wvfpd.org
Fri Jan 8 16:53:51 CST 2016


Hello WVFPD Residents, 

 

At our last public meeting, Amy Sylvester from CSFD presented a new Fire
Mitigation Grant program sponsored by the Allstate Foundation.  Under this
grant, Allstate will match a portion of your fire mitigation expenses - even
if you are NOT an Allstate customer.  Here is a short list of rules to
qualify.  It starts with a free onsite evaluation by the CSFD Fire
Mitigation team.  

 

Although the first bullet states that it is intended for the first 30 feet
around your home, Amy said they will accommodate other areas as long as you
have already handled your house mitigation. 

 

We have enough funding for 50 homes.  So far, only 10 have signed up, so
there are still available funds.  But don't wait too long. The funds may run
out or the program may expire. 

 

If you have more questions, please contact Ashly from CSFD directly at
385-7493. 

 

 

Wildfire Mitigation Stipend Guidelines 

.         Intended to address wildfire risk to homes dealing with
surrounding fuels in the home ignition zone (first 30'.) 

.         This is not a grant award but a DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR MATCH up to $500
per household. 

.         Cannot pay for retroactive work. 

.         Not intended to "landscape" or maintain your property - has to
follow mitigation standards. Funding will be for hazardous fuels removal,
not stump grinding or vegetation replacement. 

.         Each participant must sign a stewardship agreement. 

.         No $ to change hands; City and residents will be invoiced directly
from the contractor. CSFD cannot reimburse residents for work already
completed. 

.         Must use a tree service licensed / insured with the City of
Colorado Springs. 

.         Walk-thru with CSFD, resident and contractor is required prior to
work being done -all work discussed will be noted on work form and signed
off by the owner and the contractor. Homeowner will receive an estimate for
the work beforehand. Final say is with the resident / owner. 

.         Limited funds - 50 participants. First come, first served.
Additional sign-ups will be on the "stand-by" list in case not all funds are
used up. 

.         Funding is from grants obtained through The Allstate Foundation. 

.         Call Ashley to schedule a walk-thru of the property with the
contractor. 

 

Sign-ups are currently being accepted! Call Ashley Whitworth @ 385-7493

 

 

Kevin Bush
Woodmen Valley Fire Protection District (WVFPD)

Board of Directors

 <mailto:kevin at wvfpd.org> kevin at wvfpd.org

719-260-8688

 

 



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