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Beginning in mid-May, Defensible Space Inspectors from the Ross Valley Fire District will be conducting home evaluations in Sleepy Hollow.  At the conclusion of an evaluation, a homeowner will receive an official report summarizing recommended and/or required actions they need to take.

To support homeowners with taking the recommended/necessary actions highlighted in their evaluation report, the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District (SHFPD) is proud to offer the following programs to Sleepy Hollow residents:


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, July 29th at 5:00 PM PST.  Residents whose applications are approved will be contacted directly and all details will be confirmed.  We expect work to be completed during July and August.  Additional program information and application instructions can be found at


    SHFPD Vegetation Management Grant

    The SHFPD Vegetation Management Grant is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and will provide up to $599 for defensible space work identified in the home evaluation report.   Further information and application information is available at


    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 

    This grant is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to all residents in amounts between $100 (minimum) to $1000 (maximum) per year, eligibility documentation is required.  For more information, please visit


    MWPA Home Hardening Grant 

    This grant is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis in amounts between $100 (minimum) to $500 (maximum) per year and this grant program requires a 50% match from the applicant. Eligibility documentation is required. Further information about this grant is available at


    Chipper Days

    Chipper Days, the popular curbside pickup program, returns to Sleepy Hollow in 2022.  This year there are 5 chipper day events scheduled for Sleepy Hollow:

    • Week of June 27
    • Week of July 25
    • Week August 29
    • Week of September 26
    • An additional drop off event will be scheduled in the fall to coincide with creek cleanup

    To schedule a chipper day pickup you must register in advance. Register your address here: