Colorado Strategic Wildfire Action Program
Funds are available to private landowners within in the mapped program area who complete a free home wildfire risk assessment and hire a contractor to complete wildfire mitigation on their parcel. Once mitigation is completed, the program may reimburse the homeowner up to 50% of the project. * fulfillment of program eligibility requirements apply.
Want to learn more? Attend a public meeting to learn about how grant funding will work.
Watch the video of our first public meeting:
Homeowners can participate by signing up for a Home Wildfire Risk Assessment and letting your Assessor know that you would like to participate in the COSWAP grant.
Are you curious what recommendations you might receive? Learn about Colorado State Forest Service guidelines here.
Take a property tour with your Assessors and learn how to reduce your wildfire risk. Sign up for an assessment.
Ready to hire someone to complete your wildfire mitigation? Colorado State Forest Service provides a contractor list. See which mitigation contractors have participated in the program to-date. In addition to grant match of up to 50%, the amount you pay outside of the grant can be deducted on your CO State taxes. Learn more online https://tax.colorado.gov/sites/tax/files/Income65.pdf.
Homeowners and contractors are encouraged to donate any wood that can be used as fire wood. Your wood will be chopped and delivered as a donation to community members in need and you can receive a donation certificate for taxes. Reach One-ness Needs Everyone, O.N.E.
Brian at 97o-880-9663 and ONEnessdurango@gmail.com.
Thank you to the CO Department of Natural Resources for making this funding possible. The Colorado Strategic Wildfire Action Program (COSWAP) within the Department of Natural Resources was launched by the Polis administration through the bipartisan SB21-258 to invest in targeted wildfire risk mitigation, prioritize and fund key mitigation projects. COSWAP is designed to quickly move $17.5 million state stimulus dollars to start on-the-ground work on fuels reduction projects and increase Colorado's capacity to conduct critical forest restoration and wildfire mitigation work that will increase community resilience and protect life, property and infrastructure.
Forest restoration projects not only protect water from sedimentation and debris, but also improve forest health and habitat, decrease firefighting costs, and reduce home loss and infrastructure damage. Our goal is to accelerate forest restoration to reduce the threat of severe wildfire, with your assistance, and with collaboratives across our county.
Contractors are encouraged to participate! See our information video here.
Parcels within this mapped area are eligible for grant funding: