Grants for Homeowners

Funds for Firewise Practices Grant. Cook County has received a State of Minnesota DNR Firewise Grant. The purpose of the grant is to assist property owners within the county in improving defensible space around their homes and also to improve access for emergency vehicles. There is a 50/50 cost share for all approved costs incurred on approved projects. The grant will pay up to $1,000 per property, with the property owner matching the Firewise funds with hired labor. Download the HIZ Cost Share Grant Application

To request a Firewise sponsored chipper day or brush pick up day for your community contact:

In-kind match volunteer hours tracking form: PDF or Excel

To request a free Firewise assessment of your property contact: