2023 Direct Assistance Program Now Open
SHFPD Direct Assistance Pilot Program
This program will provide Sleepy Hollow residents with the opportunity to receive free hazardous vegetation removal and disposal services from a local, licensed contractor. Participation will be on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds run out. Sleepy Hollow residents interested in participating in the program must submit an application by Friday, August 15th at 5:00 PM PST. Residents whose applications are approved will be contacted directly and all details will be confirmed. Additional program information and application instructions can be found at www.shfpd.org/shfpd-direct-assistance-pilot-project.
In addition to the SHFPD programs listed above, the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) also has the following assistance programs that Sleepy Hollow residents are eligible to take advantage of:
MWPA DEFENSIBLE SPACE GRANT PROGRAM
During FY 2023-24, grant funds are available for land parcels in the MWPA jurisdiction, to help offset the cost of creating defensible space, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once all required documents are submitted for review, residents may receive up to $1,000 per parcel per fiscal year. There is no match requirement. This means that MWPA will fund 100% of your eligible expenses.
MWPA HOME HARDENING GRANT PROGRAM
During the FY 2023-24, grants funds are available for parcels within the MWPA jurisdiction on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once all required documents are submitted for review, applicants may receive up to $5,000 per fiscal year per land parcel.
Some home hardening work is so important that MWPA will fund 100% of your expenses to complete it, as long as the need is identified during your Defensible Space and Home Hardening Evaluation. These items are:
-Installation or replacement of vents with < ⅛” screen. More information is available here
-Installation of gutter guards
-Installation or replacement of garage door seal
All other home hardening work identified during your Evaluation will require a 50% match. This means that MWPA will only reimburse you for 50% of your expenses on other home hardening items not listed above.
Additional Eligibility Information
Applicants or a member of their household must identify with at least one of the following:
-Physical development or intellectual disabilities
-Chronic conditions or injuries
-Limited English proficiency
-Older adults (60+)
-Children under the age of 18
-Dependent on public transit
-Low-income household per HUD requirements
Eligible Marin County residents must receive a full Defensible Space and Home Hardening Evaluation. Only the completion of eligible work identified during the evaluation can be awarded.
Grant income is taxable in California. Applicants who receive a total (combined) award(s) of over $600 per calendar year will be issued a 1099 tax form.
Chipper Days, the popular curbside pickup program, returns to Sleepy Hollow in 2023.
To schedule a chipper day pickup you must register in advance. Register your address here: chipperday.com/marin.