The Summit County Wildfire Council provides matching grants to eligible homeowner groups to conduct hazardous fuels reduction projects to protect their property from wildfire. These funds are available through a Summit County mill levy approved by voters in 2008.
Grant Application Process
The 2024 Wildfire Grant Application deadline is Friday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. Prior to submitting an application, all potential applicants must complete a Pre-Application (pdf)and speak with Summit County Extension Director Dan Schroder to receive an application. Pre-applications must be received by March 29, 2024.
Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grants
The Hazardous Fuels Reduction (HFR) Grant Program is a community-based cost share program. Through this program, a representative of a neighborhood, HOA or subdivision works with local wildfire mitigation experts to develop a fuels reduction plan that fits the needs of the local community. The community receives financial assistance to implement the plan.
Community Wildfire Protection Plan Implementation Grants
The Summit County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) grant program provides financial assistance with projects identified in the CWPP that do not meet the criteria for the Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grant Program. Eligible projects include development of emergency water supplies, improvements to evacuation routes, hazard tree removal and other protection strategies.