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March 8, 2016

Boulder County offering chipping grants for wildfire mitigation

Homeowners encouraged to reduce their wildfire risk and improve forest health

Boulder County, Colo. - The Boulder County Community Chipping Reimbursement Program is accepting applications for 2016 for community-based chipping projects in unincorporated Boulder County.

Since 1993, Boulder County has funded community-based chipping projects to help communities and homeowners reduce their wildfire risk and improve forest health. Over the last two years, 575 properties have benefited from this program.

Reimbursement is available for direct costs related to chipping or transportation of slash. It is not available for tree cutting. Subject to prior approval, the County will reimburse up to 50% of direct costs up to a maximum of $4,000 per community for work performed in 2016.

How to Apply

Communities, community organizations, incorporated towns, homeowner associations, and fire protection districts are eligible to apply for a Boulder County Community Chipping Reimbursement grant.

Applications for the 2016 chipping program are available at Chipping Reimbursement Application Form. Applications are due March 22. For more information, contact Jim Webster at 720-564-2600 or