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Fire Hardening Grant

The Fire Hardening Grant Program has been extended and is now available until June 30, 2025. *The grant program has also been expanded to include eligible structures damaged or lost in a wildfire during the year 2021.

If your home or business was lost or damaged in a wildfire during the year 2020 or 2021, you may be eligible to receive more than $6,000 in grant money for fire hardening your home or business.

Find you county application here!

What is fire hardening?

Fire hardening describes steps that can be taken to make a home or business more resistant to damage from a wildfire, such as using materials for siding and/or roofing that resist ignition during a wildfire, installing fire resistant windows to protect openings, or using attic ventilation devices that help reduce ember intrusion.

Fire hardening, along with creating defensible space, decreases the likelihood that a nearby fire will ignite your structure, and it reduces the potential for damage.

Fire hardening makes the community more resistant to the spread of wildfire. By slowing down a fire, it may create additional time and opportunity for emergency responders to protect life and property threatened by the fire.

What is the grant program?

Local counties and the Department of Consumer and Business Services have created a fire hardening grant program to help people affected by the 2020 wildfires. The program will provide money directly to home and business owners who complete qualifying fire hardening improvements on their home or business that was damaged or destroyed.

County contact information
By phone: 541-682-4651​
By email: