The Allstate Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to Fire Department

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, November 27, 2018 – The Allstate Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant to the Colorado Springs Fire Department for Wildfire Mitigation.

For over 60 years, The Allstate Foundation has used the relationships, reputation, and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. The Colorado Springs Fire Department has been included as a partner in building safer neighborhoods and stronger communities.

Grant funding will be used to reduce wildfire risk by providing residential cost shares for wildfire mitigation work around 30 homes located in the Mountain Shadows, Peregrine, and Reed Ranch neighborhoods within Colorado Springs’ Wildland Urban Interface (WUI).  Wildfire mitigation work consists of removal of dead fuels, thinning of existing fuels, and removal of volatile fuels within 30 feet of the home while selecting for fire-resistant plant species.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department will be presenting specific details regarding the grant process for the affected neighborhoods at a meeting held on Monday, December 3rd  at Fire Station 18, 6830 Hadler View, from 7:00-8:00 pm.

The Allstate Foundation works to create more prosperous communities where people are empowered to fulfill their hopes and dreams by inspiring the next generation of leaders, breaking the cycle of domestic violence, closing the nonprofit leadership gap and honoring Allstate volunteers. More information on The Allstate Foundation is available at AllstateFoundation.org.