El Dorado County Fire Safe Council 2023 Defensible Space Assistance Program For Seniors, Veterans, Low Income and Disabled Residents.
This program is open year-round to new applications if funding is available. As long as the link is available, applications are being accepted.
The El Dorado County Fire Safe Council (EDCFSC) has been awarded funding to help create defensible space around the primary homes of seniors, veterans low income, and disabled residents on the western slope of El Dorado County. Applicants must be financially and physically unable to develop defensible space around their home. Creating defensible space around their homes will improve the chance of the residence surviving a fire. Removing excess vegetation could improve fire suppression efforts and provide a safe area for firefighters to defend the home and/or respond to emergency calls on the property. Participation in this program is voluntary and at no cost to the applicant. Applicants are entitled to one free service per annual year. Services provided are contingent upon the amount of funding we have received. It is not based off an hourly limit, but a financial limit that has been equally disbursed through the county per property address.
To qualify, you must be one of the following:
|Veteran (or Veteran’s|
|Senior||EDC Median Income|
|A copy of DD214, El Dorado County Veteran ID Card or Department of Identification Card|
must be shown during the on-site defensible space evaluation.
|Proof of age over 60 must be shown during the on-site defensible space evaluation.||Eligibility is determined by the|
2022 El Dorado County Area
Median Income chart (produced annually by the California Department of Housing and Community Development).
|Disabled (Unsure what to put here for eligibility).|