Access & Functional Needs (AFN)


Access & Functional Needs (AFN)

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is accepting applications for their Access and Functional Needs Program through which low-income seniors, or individuals with disabilities, can receive free defensible space clearing services within 100’ of their homes.

Defensible space is the first line of defense against wildfire and is created by removing highly flammable vegetation including tall grasses, heavy brush, accumulations of leaves or pine needles, and tree branches lower than 10 feet off the ground. Defensible space clearing will be performed by Fire Safe Council crews.

Applicants should be prepared to provide proof of age, medical disability, or income. Income qualification is based on Federal Poverty Guidelines. Seniors are defined as individuals who are aged 65 years or older. The program is limited to property owners, and not renters, at this time.

Complete the application and submit online, by mail, or in person. For assistance with completing the application, call 2-1-1, or 1-833-DIAL211 (1-833-342-5211).