GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS - THIS PROJECT IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2022
The Funds for Grants and Assistance Programs for 2022 is Now Closed
All funding for this program has now been allocated to grants and direct assistance projects.
Background -2022 Program now closed
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, 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
During FY 2022-23, $125,000 in 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 $1000 per parcel per fiscal year. There is no match requirement. This means that MWPA will fund 100% of your eligible expenses. For more information, please visit www.marinwildfire.org/resident-info/resident-grants.
MWPA Home Hardening Grant
During the FY 2022-23, $125,000 in 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 $5000 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
-Installation or replacement of garage door battery back-up
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. Further information about this grant is available at www.marinwildfire.org/resident-info/resident-grants.
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: chipperday.com/marin.