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.