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Wildfire Mitigation Cost-Share Program

Douglas County’s new Wildfire Mitigation Cost-Sharing Program will help residents and communities mitigate private land against the risk of wildfire. Funded by portions of the County’s American Rescue Plan Act allocation, this program aims to increase the pace and scale of private wildfire mitigation efforts, overcome financial barriers to completing mitigation, and build community capacity across Douglas County.

Wildfire mitigation projects will be awarded through an application process. Eligible projects will focus on creating defensible space, reducing vegetation densities, and disrupting the continuity of fuels in and around communities and individual properties in the wildland-urban interface. Project proposals must reflect accepted science-based mitigation best practices for the present vegetation types.

Funds will be distributed following the completion of the project, certification of all work by Douglas County wildfire mitigation staff, and proof of 25% payment. Projects are capped at a maximum of $100,000 total project cost.

Questions?  Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

Note: Projects going through the land use process are not eligible for funding (ie. Developer-required mitigation work is ineligible for this program funding). These funds are intended for homeowners, HOAs, and communities seeking to reduce their exposure to hazardous conditions in the event of a wildland fire.  Douglas County will not be responsible for any damages incurred in the actual mitigation process, or any unsatisfactory outcomes that may result from contracted work.  Mitigation work is not guaranteed to prevent damage or loss in the event of a wildfire, only to increase the odds of home survivability.

If you have additional questions, please contact the County’s Wildfire Mitigation staff via email at [email protected]

Apply for Wildfire Mitigation Cost-Share Program