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Firewise Advisor explains how to "Hunt for Dollars" to continue community mitigation efforts

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Oct 27, 2011

Worley

Starting the Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference off on the right foot in Denver today, Keith Worley - Forestree Development, LLC and Firewise Regional Advisor - presented an educational session on "Hunting for Dollars." 

Keith, known for using humor to emphasize his messages, discussed how grants for Firewise activities are fizzling and reminded everyone not to rely on these but to make the program sustainable without them. He detailed several additional sources of funding, including homeowners associations, municipalities/counties, special districts, incentive programs and private funding pointing out that the key is to stay informed about options and not be afraid to ask for dollars. 

Keith gave some great examples of communities using each of these types of funding resources, then covered grant writing tips and how to set up and in-kind tracking program. 

For more information, check out the Grants & Funding area of the Firewise website or contact Keith directly

-Lauren Backstrom

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