South Coast Fire Clearance Grant

From John Handy, of Treebones, who did a terrific job putting this grant application to the USDA all together and soliciting the matching “in-kind” donations from local residents and businesses.

“It’s a great day for us. We were awarded a grant of $178,633 to work on fuel mitigation on our roads and driveways and make our properties safer and defensible in case of fire. It will take a lot of planning and cooperation to make this money go as far as possible. It’s a lot of money but we could have used much more. This grant approval just happened today (10/19) so give me some time to organize next steps. We won’t have the money in hand immediately.

I’ll pull together an informational meeting as soon as I can to explain the process going forward.

The application process was long and involved and was only made possible by some generous in-kind contribution commitments by members of our South Coast Community. Thank you all.

Warmly, John Handy”

3 thoughts on “South Coast Fire Clearance Grant

  1. Good Work – John – Kate and all those hardy South Coasters who worked on the grant. The result of a grant obtained by hard workers in the “Civilized” more Northerly Big Sur” (Dick Ravitch, Frank Pinney, Mary Trotter, Butch Kronlund,and others) we are already underway with significant fire clearance up here on Front Hill.

    Congratulations and best to you all…

    Alan Perlmutter

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