Napa Communities Firewise Foundation Launches New Defensible Space Program to Provide Financial Help

For Immediate Release Napa Communities Firewise Foundation (Napa Firewise), through a grant from CalFire, is offering financial support to eligible residents of greater Calistoga and St. Helena to help protect the property around their homes against wildfires. Residents who live in zip codes 94515 or 97574 whose property is in or close to High or Very High Fire Severity Zones, are encouraged to apply. Funding is limited, so please apply as soon as possible at Approved applicants will get a 50% reimbursement up to $2000 for new defensible space clearing work around their home. Applicants will complete an automated self-assessment, which will help them determine what clearing work should be done, then specify the work that they propose to do, including photos of proposed work areas. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible, and will be reimbursed after work is completed and verified and invoices have been submitted. This is a Proof of Concept pilot program, available to Calistoga and St. Helena residents only. If successful, we hope to get funding for additional areas within Napa County. The number one most important project to make your home wildfire safe is creating defensible space in the 100’ zone! To apply, visit or email Spread the word to neighbors – defensible space on neighboring properties improves everyone’s safety and may also give priority to grant application. Click on the QR code below or follow the links above to apply.

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