West Region Wildfire Council Grant Opportunities


The West Region Wildfire Council (WRWC) promotes wildfire preparedness, prevention and mitigation education throughout Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties. Our mission is to mitigate loss due to wildfire in wildland urban interface communities while fostering interagency regional partnerships to help prepare counties, fire protection districts, communities and agencies to plan for and mitigate potential threats from wildfire.

FAQ’s: Answers to a variety of questions that typically come up regarding our grant program can be viewed on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

2016 Cost-Share Program: The West Region Wildfire Council is offering private landowners, and collective groups of private landowners, the opportunity to apply for incentive funding in an effort to implement recommendations outlined in approved Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs). Funding and/or technical assistance is available to assist homeowners/ landowners with completing:

  • Defensible Space Projects
  • Landscape Scale Fuels Reduction Projects such as large shaded fuel breaks or roadside thinning projects along critical ingress and egress routes.

Please visit our 2016 Grant Program page to learn more about current available opportunities and to download a copy of the Grant Program Application.

2016 Community Chipping Program: In addition to the Grant Program, the WRWC also offers an opportunity for groups of homeowner’s and/or communities to hold a chipping event. For more information about this program, please visit the Community Chipping Program page.

Other Grant Opportunities: Please visit our Other Grant Opportunities page to learn more about other grants that might be available.