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Fuel Reduction Discretionary Grant Program

Grants to Deschutes County, Oregon Communities
for Projects that Reduce Wildfire Risks

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Grants ranging between $500 to $5,000 to Deschutes County, Oregon communities for short-term activities or projects to reduce the risk of wildfires. Funding is intended for initiatives that reduce fuels and improve defensible areas in the county. Priority will be given to communities that are working to be recognized as a Firewise USA site or are currently recognized as a Firewise USA site and are proposing projects consistent with their Firewise action plan and community assessment.

A wide range of activities may be eligible for funding, including, but not limited to, equipment rental, supplies needed for community work parties, contracting out roadside chipping, fuel reduction or defensible space, and debris disposal fees. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 187331

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Estimated Size of Grant:

There are no established minimum or maximum amounts for grant requests, however awards are anticipated to range between $500 and $5,000 and award amounts will be dependent on demand.

Term of Contract:

Projects should be completed prior to June 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Applicants for Fuel Reduction discretionary grants must be working at a neighborhood or community scale (not individual properties) to reduce wildfire risks.

Deschutes County discourages requests for regular maintenance (i.e. pine needle raking and removal) and ongoing operational funding that cannot be sustained beyond the grant period.

Pre-Application Information:

- Applications will be accepted until December 13th, 2019, and will be reviewed shortly thereafter.
- Applications received after December 13th may be considered depending on available funding.
- Applicants will be notified of results by the end of December.
- Projects should be completed prior to June 30, 2020.

A site visit may be conducted as part of the application review.

The most competitive applications will contribute some matching resources toward the project budget, either in cash, volunteer time or in goods and services; however, a match is not specifically required.

FireWise communities:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Completed application packets should be mailed or sent via email to:
Ed Keith, County Forester
61150 SE 27th Street
Bend, OR 97702

Questions should be directed to Ed Keith.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Deschutes County