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Deschutes Co. To Award Wildfire Reduction Grants

BEND, OR -- Deschutes County is accepting applications for Fuel Reduction Grants to help pay for projects that create defensible space and reduce the risk of wildfire. Individual property owners are not eligible - applicants must be working at the neighborhood or community scale, and projects should go beyond regular maintenance.

Applications are due April 7 by 5 p.m. A total of $72,000 is available.

Preference will be given to communities or neighborhoods 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.

Interested applicants can learn more and ask questions about the grant opportunity by attending an in-person and virtual meeting Thursday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Deschutes County Road Department, at 61150 SE 27th St. in Bend. Please RSVP to Kevin.Moriarty@deschutes.org.

Find more information and an application HERE. by 

 

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