Mitigation grant meeting postponed

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The Mitigation Grant meeting set for Wednesday evening (10/30/19) for the neighborhoods of Erindale, Pulpit Rock, and University Park has been canceled due to inclement weather. A new date will be publicized in the coming days.

The Allstate Foundation has awarded a $24,000 grant to the Colorado Springs Fire Department for Wildfire Mitigation. The Colorado Springs Fire Department will be presenting specific details regarding the grant process for the neighborhoods of Erindale, Pulpit Rock, and University Park.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO– The Allstate Foundation has awarded a $24,000 grant to the Colorado Springs Fire Department for Wildfire Mitigation. This is the Allstate Foundation’s seventh consecutive grant, amounting to more than $150,000 in wildfire mitigation resources for the residents of Colorado Springs. 

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 a, dollar for dollar match up to $500, for residential cost shares for wildfire mitigation work around 30 homes located in the the neighborhoods of Erindale, Pinecliff, Pulpit Rock, and University Park. These neighborhoods were selected based on their location 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 neighborhoods of Erindale, Pulpit Rock, and University Park at a meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 30th at the Pikes Peak East Library, 5550 North Union Blvd from 6:30-7:30 pm. An additional meeting for the Pinecliff neighborhood will be held Thursday, November 14th at Fire Station 18, 6380 Hadler View, from 6:30-7:30 pm. 

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

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