Q: Should I submit an application if my answer to one or more of the eligibility requirement questions is "no"?
Please do not submit an application unless you meet all eligibility criteria. You must live in the wildfire zones of Boulder County, you must own the home in question, and you are willing to sign the liability waiver. City of Boulder residents are not eligible.
Q: What am I committing to by checking "yes" to implementing mitigation measures for as long as I am in my home?
Mitigation is not a one-time event -- you must perform regular maintenance in order for for mitigation to remain effective and reduce your risk.
Q: If I encourage my neighbors to apply, do I receive any financial benefits from the program?
Q: I have a wood shake roof that has received a Class A fire rating, does it need to be replaced?
Q: What if I want to do the work myself or hire someone who is not on the 2018 Wildfire Partners Forestry Contractors List?
Answering "Yes" to this question does not commit you to hiring a contractor from the list. We are only asking if you would be willing to consider hiring a contractor from the list. By doing so, you give yourself the option to hire someone else if you find you don't have the time to do it yourself. The list is located under Forestry and Home Contractors.
Q:What financial assistance does Wildfire Partners provide?
Standard awards and need-based assistance are both available to applicants. Standard awards are 50% of Wildfire Partners Forestry Contractor costs up to $2,500, whichever is less.
Need-based assistance is available to those on limited incomes to cover 100% of the costs. If you have previously qualified for a government program that uses formal income criteria for acceptance, there is a good chance you will qualify for need-based assistance from Wildfire Partners. If you can formally document your need, then you should check "Yes" for the Additional Financial Assistance question and request a separate form.
Q: What mitigation actions are eligible for Wildfire Partners Financial Awards?
Q: Am I obligated to pay the amount I select for the "Willingness To Pay" question?
Q: What do you consider "wildfire mitigation work?"
Common examples of this work include cutting grasses, raking pine needles, cleaning up debris, removing shrubs, cutting and/or low limbing trees, screening vents, filling holes and gaps in walls, and other minor retrofits to reduce the ignitions potential of your home. If you are interested in learning more about what is involved in wildfire mitigation, read the Colorado State Forest Service Defensible Space Quick Guide.
Q: How and when will I be told if my application has been accepted?
Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive an email notification requesting you to submit a waiver and make payment. Once we receive your waiver and payment, you are ready to schedule your home assessment.