California Wildfire Mitigation Program (CWMP)
Home Hardening Retrofit Financial Assistance
As part of the State of California’s effort to strengthen community-wide resilience against wildfires, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has partnered with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to develop a state home hardening initiative to retrofit, harden, and create defensible space for homes at high risk to wildfires, focusing on high socially-vulnerable communities and providing financial assistance for low- and moderate-income households.
Known as the California Wildfire Mitigation Program (CWMP), this effort encourages cost-effective wildfire resilience measures to create fire-resistant homes, businesses, public buildings and public spaces.
Mitigation measures such as home hardening, vegetation management, defensible space, and other fuel modification activities provide neighborhood or community-wide benefits against wildfire.
The following documents include additional information relating to the business plan, assembly bill (no. 38) and joint exercise of powers agreement between Cal OES and Cal FIRE for the California Wildfire Home Hardening Program.
California Wildfire Mitigation Program (CWMP) Board Meeting
The California Wildfire Mitigation Program (CWMP) Board Meetings will take place on the third Tuesday of every month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM until further notice. The in-person location will be at: CAL FIRE Aviation Facility: 5411 Luce Avenue, Helicopter Training Room McClellan Park, CA 95652. Meeting date and location may vary, please check meeting notices for changes. These meetings are open to the public except when specifically noticed otherwise in accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. The virtual meeting waiting room will open 15 minutes before via Zoom Meeting.