by Placerville Newswire / Nov 20, 2017 / comments

[El Dorado County Fire Safe Council]

Bidders meeting: 10:00am, December 4, 2017 Rescue Fire Protection District Station 83, 5221 Deer Valley Road, Rescue, CA 95672

Closing Date: December 14, 2017

Grant funding has been obtained from the United States Forest Service through the Grants Clearing House of the California State Fire Safe Council. The purpose of the grant is to provide residential chipping service to residents on the western slope of El Dorado County.  The grants are intended to assist homeowners in creating defensible space around structures and reduce risk of wildfire. Grant funds totaling $ 182,743 are available for the period January 2018 through July 2019.  Two contractors will be selected and the grant funds will be allocated on geographic location and job assignment.

Small businesses and minority and women owned businesses are encouraged to apply.

Please download a complete copy of the Request for Proposal by clicking HERE and sample contract by clicking HERE  or email the project coordinator at

Please note the bid period is very short.  If you are interested you must act quickly.