Wildfire Mitigation Grants

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

Wildfire grant applications are accepted annually in April. Prior to submitting an application, all potential applicants must complete a Pre-Application and speak with Summit County Extension Director Dan Schroder to receive an application. 

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. 

Summit County Forestry Contractors (pdf)


For more information on the Hazardous Fuels Reduction or CWPP Implementation grant programs, call Dan Schroder at (970) 389-5756.