California Wildfire Mitigation Program

Applicant Qualifications

To qualify, participants must:

  • Be the legal property owner in a participating area at the time of application
  • Be willing to participate in a home assessment to determine the measures which may be taken to safeguard your home
  • Be willing to sign a right of entry to your property and allow contractors to implement the defensible space and home hardening activities

Application Details for Interested Homeowners

Applications are being accepted in select areas of the following communities
  • Whitmore area homeowners in Shasta County (96096 ZIP Code)
  • Dulzura area homeowners in San Diego County (91917 ZIP Code)
  • Kelseyville-Riviera area homeowners in Lake County (95451 ZIP Code)
  • Mt. Shasta area homeowners in Siskiyou County (96067 ZIP Code)

If your application has been approved, the Program will provide a free home assessment to determine what measures may be needed to better protect your home from wildfires. 

CWMP Frequently Asked Questions for Homeowners

 

Q: My county is not listed in the pilot phase; Can I still apply?

A: No. At this time, we are only accepting applications for properties located in the project areas of select counties.

 

Q: I rent my home; can I apply?

A: No. At this time, only actual, legal property owners can apply. Please speak with your landlord / property owner regarding applying for the program.

 

Q: I own a manufactured home. Can I still apply?

A: Yes

 

Q: My home may be unpermitted or might have unpermitted features. Can I still apply?

A: Yes, but program limitations may apply.

 

Q: I have been awarded funds for mitigation work in the past. Can I still apply?

A: Yes

 

Q: Is my entire property going to be assessed?

A: The defensible space zones around the structures on your property will be assessed, which is typically a 100 ft diameter around each structure, but could be as much as 300 ft.

 

Q: Do I get to choose what work gets done on my property?

A: If your home is preliminary approved, an individualized home assessment report will be generated specific to your property. This report will contain required, recommended, and optional measures for program participation.

 

Q: How are project areas selected?

A: Program staff and our partners have reviewed data for high-risk fire severity areas combined with other socioeconomic factors to determine project areas.

 

Q: Does anyone need to come inside my home?

A: It is unlikely assessors will need to go inside homes during assessments, however contractors may need to enter your home to complete retrofits as needed.