FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Prescott, AZ (May 8, 2018) - The Prescott City Council has approved up to $10,000 for a fuels mitigation grant to be administered by the Prescott Fire Department. With the extremely dry weather and high potential for fire, the City seeks to raise awareness and action to protect against fire threats.
Councilman Steve Sischka stated, “This is an important year for the City to be proactive and lead the effort to create defensible space through fuels mitigation. These grants are meant to incentivize the cleanup of vulnerable lots and will help mitigate the risk of fire in our community.”
The City is offering up to 20 matching grants of $500 each to residents of the City of Prescott. To be considered for this grant the applicant must submit an estimate of at least $1,000 worth of mitigation work and can then apply for the $500 grant. Work done should create defensible space to include cutting or clearing of brush, trees, and the removal of ladder fuels. Work must be completed no later than June 30, 2018 and may occur after confirmation of a grant award. These grants are first come, first serve after meeting the following requirements:
1. The property must be located in the Prescott City limits.
2. The property must be located in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Zone as designated by the City of Prescott.
3. The property must be located in a current Firewise Community.
4. Residents must complete the online application requirements.
5. The applicant must be the property owner or have the written permission of the property owner.
Up to 20 successful applicants will be contacted and a representative from the Fire Department will come to the site and meet with the applicant to discuss the best way to perform mitigation work on the property. The work will need to be completed prior to receiving the matching funds and only one grant will be awarded to each successful applicant.
To apply for the grant, please visit the City’s website at www.prescott-az.gov where information will be found on the homepage.