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Wildfire Preparedness & Cost-Share Program

WILDFIRE PREPARDENESS COST-SHARE PROGRAM:

United Way of Missoula County has teamed up with our community partners at Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) and Missoula County Office of Emergency Management to focus on reducing risk and catastrophic losses to resources and property on private land throughout Missoula County. This partnership will provide homeowners the opportunity to reduce Home Ignition Zone vulnerabilities to wildfire through a cost-share program. The homeowner will pay the initial upfront cost of work, and be reimbursed for 50% of the labor cost incurred by MCC. 
 
Program options are as follows:
Half-Day ($250*)
Full-Day ($500*)
One Week ($2,500*)
*Cost after reimbursement
 
Here's the Home Ignition Zone:
Image of the Home Ignition Zone
 
PROGRAM STEPS:
  • Receive a Free Wildfire Site Assessment. Call Missoula County Wildfire Prepardness Coordinator, Max Rebholtz, at 406-258-3633 to schedule an assessment.
  • Agree to accomplish the recommended mitigation techniques, pay and sign a contract.
  • MCC crew will perform mitigation work on your property.
  • Receive a final assessment once work is completed and receive 50% of your money back.
 
The Wildfire Preparedness Program focuses on reducing the risk and catastrophic losses to resources and property on private land throughout Missoula County. Landowners are encouraged to be proactive to address hazardous fuel conditions on their property, reduce structure ignition potential within their home ignition zone and employ wildfire resilient principles to sustain a fire adapted home, property, and community. Priority for all project work shall be focused in the Immediate and Intermediate Zones first (more information about the Home Ignition Zone, HERE).
 
Find out more information about Wildfire Adapted Missoula County and wildfire resilency, visit FAMCO.
 
 

 

Pay for your Home Ignition Zone work here.

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