Access & Functional Needs (AFN)

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is accepting applications for the Access and Functional Needs Program through which low-income senior residents, or individuals with disabilities, can receive 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, 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 supply proof of residency, medical disability, and income. Income qualifications are based on HUD/HCD criteria. This program is limited to property owners (and not renters) at this time. 

Complete this application.pdf and send it to FSCNC (Fire Safe Council of Nevada County) by email or postal mail with appropriate supporting documentation. You are also welcome to drop off the application in person at 143B Spring Hill Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

If you need help completing the application, call 2-1-1, or 1-833-DIAL211 (1-833-342-5211).

This program is being funded and managed in cooperation with The County of Nevada, CalOES (California Governor s Office of Emergency Services), FEMA and The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County.