Mitigation Cost-share Assistance

Available in 8 WNC Counties

Mountain Valleys RC&D’s Mitigation Cost-Share Assistance Program offers 50% reimbursement for residents within our eight-county region to hire out a contractor or rent equipment to reduce their home’s risk of ignition from wildfire. Preference given to homes or communities within a moderate-to-high wildfire risk area.​

This program can assist primary residents living in the following WNC counties: Buncombe, Madison, Henderson, McDowell, Polk, Transylvania, Cleveland, & Rutherford Counties.

Mitigation tasks include:

  • Tree and brush thinning

  • Dead vegetation removal

  • Pruning trees and shrubs

  • Cleaning gutters


** To receive cost-share assistance, residents must apply and sign a reimbursement agreement before the project begins. **

Projects must be within 100 feet of the home or 10 feet from the driveway. Cost-share reimbursements are offered until funds run out. Reimbursements are capped at $2,000. Only primary residences qualify. Please contact me for more information or to apply.

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Frequently asked questions

You may have questions regarding how to schedule an assessment, who to hire, etc. Read our FAQ page to find your answer!

For more information

Contact Jen Haas, Wildfire Preparedness Coordinator

at 828-206-6159 or

*Please provide your name, phone, address, and county.

Interested in helping us spread the word and becoming a project partner? Contractors, community organizers, land managers. 

Contact us to discuss ways you can support!

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This program is funded by the AIM grant program of Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc.

The AIM program is supported by a cooperative agreement with the USDA Forest Service. In accordance with federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free voice (866) 632-9992, TDD (800) 877-8339, or voice relay (866) 377-8642. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.