The North Fork applied for a Western States fuels mitigation grant in 2010, part of a consortium of communities. The application was rejected and the Fire Mitigation Committee decided to look into the possibility of a applying for a stand-alone grant for the North Fork.
This spring, committee members have discussed grant possibilities informally with the DNRC. The agency determines grant funding in Montana. Basically, any new grant would continue our successful cost-share fuels mitigation program. Committee members are cautiously optimistic about our chances, if any monies become available.