The MWPA Resident Grants program integrates with the MWPA Defensible Space & Home Hardening Evaluation Program to help residents remediate issues found during the inspection. The resident grants assist the Marin community with hardening of structures, the creation of defensible space, and fire-adapted landscaping.
MWPA operates a local grant program to help residents within its jurisdiction make their homes and properties more resistant to wildfire and reduce fire risks (first focusing on those with access and functional needs, seniors and financially disadvantaged). These programs are funded by Measure C “core funds” for cross-jurisdictional projects. Learn about the MWPA Grant Programs below. Residents can apply for the MWPA Grant Programs here.
MWPA and local agencies coordinate grant funding decisions. While a resident may apply for multiple grant programs, the same Defensible Space or Home Hardening work cannot be funded twice. Please contact your local fire agency to learn more. Other local grants opportunities are listed on the Fire Safe Marin Grants page which require a separate application process.