Posted on December 14, 2021

From the District Manager

Upper Pine Fire Department Chief (Chief Evans) informed our Board President that there is a potential of getting Federal Home Improvement Grants for Fire Prevention that provide funding for the following improvements:


  • Replace decks with trex or like products which resist fire.
  • Replace shingled roofs with steel or asphalt type products.
  • Replace single pane windows with double or triple panes.


We understand that these grants would fund 50% of the costs to replace the above items.  Chief Evans needs to get a headcount of those that may be interested before January 10th to know whether it is worthwhile expending the resources to apply for the grant funds. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to the District Manager ( with your name, address and contact information.  Please also state which item(s) you may be interested in obtaining funding for.