Phase 2 has begun and we are happy to announce that all Phase1 participants have been deemed eligible.
The Roofing Contractors Courtesy list is available for download from this site. Any interested contractors please contact us for details of the bidding process and to be added to the list.
This program reimburses eligible, participating homeowners 70% of the cost of replacing an eligible wood roof (maximum reimbursement $6,500).
Lake Valley Fire Protection District is pleased to announce in cooperation with the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a Hazardous Wood Roof Replacement Grant for all eligible homes in the Eldorado County area of Tahoe, including Lake Valley and Meeks Bay Fire District areas and the City of South Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Fire Department areas. Knowing that in the event of wildfires, and the accompanying ember shower, a home’s roof is the most vulnerable aspect of your structure. Having a non-combustible roof greatly increases your home’s survivability in the event of wildfire, or even a neighboring structure fire.
The Hazardous Wood Roof Replacement Grant program is designed to encourage homeowner’s with hazardous wood roofs to replace them with a full Class A Assembly, non-combustible, non-wood roof.
This grant program will provide eligible, participating homeowners with a 70% reimbursement (with a maximum reimbursement of $6,500) for the costs of replacing an eligible wood roof.
(This grant program is NOT retroactive for previously replaced wood roofs. USFS cabins are NOT eligible. Commercial properties are NOT eligible.)
Due to the informational requirements of the Hazardous Wood Roof Replacement Grant, the program is being broken into two phases, the Phase 1 process (closes December 2012) and the (phase 2) Implementation Phase (which begins following approval of eligible homes, anticipating Spring 2013).
The Phase 1 process of the Hazardous Wood Roof Replacement Grant is a data collection Scope of Work. Lake Valley Fire Protection District will be creating a database of all interested wood roof homes. The database is required to have the following information and attachments in order for FEMA to determine a home’s eligibility for participation in the Implementation Phase.
Completed program Phase 1 - Participation Agreement
Year built date for wood roof home
Latitude/longitude coordinates (will be collected by grant personnel)
Up to 12 specific photographs documenting the current wood roof and the home’s surroundings (photographs must be taken by grant personnel)
Date of compliance for the home’s defensible space (PRC 4291) with a copy of the current defensible space inspection form showing compliance
If, at the close of Phase 1, your home is determined to be ELIGIBLE for participation and YOU CHOOSE to continue your participation in the grant program’s Implementation Phase, you will be required to provide (prior to receiving your reimbursement):