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California Wildfire Mitigation Program

The California Wildfire Mitigation Program (CWMP) was created as part of the State of California’s effort to strengthen community-wide resilience against wildfires. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has partnered with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to develop a state home hardening initiative to retrofit, harden, and create defensible space for homes at high risk to wildfires. This initiative focuses on high social vulnerability communities and providing financial assistance for home hardening activities to low- and moderate-income households. Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 38 in 2019 authorizing Cal OES and CAL FIRE to enter into a joint exercise of powers agreement (JPA) to oversee the development and implementation of the Program in accordance with the California Wildfire Mitigation Program’s business plan.



What does the CWMP Provide?
Pilot Phase Information


Applicant Qualifications
Apply for the Program
Frequently Asked Questions




Become a Contractor for the Program
Frequently Asked Questions 


Board Meetings

Meeting Documents
Video Recordings
Resource Center
Website Links to Cal OES, CAL FIRE,
Department of Insurance, and More


CWMP Contact Information
Participating Communities Contact Information