Eligible applicants include community groups, local governments, utilities, state agencies and non-profit groups. Applicants must contribute 100 percent matching funds, which can include in-kind resources, for a 50-50 grant-to-match ratio.
Examples of projects considered for funding include:
- Creation of defensible space around homes and structures, based on Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) guidelines.
- Construction of fuel breaks, based on CSFS guidelines.
- Fuels reduction beyond defensible space, designed to protect water supplies and/or reduce fire intensity.