Septic System Assistance for 2020 Wildfire Recovery
Oregon DEQ and Craft3
The Department of Environmental Quality and Craft3 are partnering to offer a unique financial aid package to help homeowners impacted by the 2020 wildfires. Beginning July 1, 2022, fire-impacted property owners can apply for both a loan and a grant to repair or replace their onsite septic system. Eligible borrowers will be offered grant resources on a sliding scale based on annual household income. This grant award can cover a significant share of project costs. Onsite septic system project costs that exceed the grant award can be covered by an affordable Craft3 loan. For more information, visit the Craft3 website.
Eugene Water & Electric Board
EWEB’s drinking water source protection program offers several options designed to assist McKenzie landowners in protecting the water quality of the McKenzie River. In addition, there are special programs for landowners rebuilding after the Holiday Farm Fire. This includes a Septic Maintenance Incentive and a Septic and Infrastructure Loan. Please visit EWEB’s website for more information.
- McKenzie / Holiday Farm Fire Information
- McKenzie / Holiday Farm Fire Information (McKenzieRebuilds.org)
- Lane County Non-emergency Call Center (541) 682-3977 for McKenzie Fire
- Lane County Fire Damage Assessment Map
- Current Map of Oregon Fires
- National Fire Situational Awareness Map – See the current fires relative to your exact location.
- After the Fire
- After the Fire Flowchart – Overwhelmed by all that needs to be done? OSU Extension has put together this excellent guide to follow to help organize the process.
- After the Fire Checklist – If your property has been affected by wildfire, utilize this checklist to chart a course forward and modify to suit your needs.
- After the Fire: Resources for Recovery (NRCS) – Includes rehabilitation and restoration practices, along with erosion protection practices.
- Assessing Post-Fire Survivability of Trees and potential for salvage harvesting (OSU Ext)
- Protecting Your Soils After A Fire: Seeding for Erosion Control (ODA)
- Safe Ash Cleanup Tips – Cleaning up ash can create new air hazards. Read these tips to know how to safely clean up the ash in and around your home.
- Fire Debris Cleanup (DEQ) – Safely manage ash and debris from burned buildings
- Restore Your Land (ODF) – What to do after a wildfire impacts your land and what resources are available to help you.
- Oregon Post-Wildfire Flood Playbook – This guide is a resource to communities affected by a wildfire that need to navigate the complex web of federal and state programs and agencies. This guide focuses on two topics: increased flood hazard, and increased debris flow hazard.
- Wildfires and Livestock Safety (OSU Ext) – Caring for animals before, during and after a disaster.
- Take Care of your Emotional Health (CDC) – Tips to help yourself and others care for emotional health during a natural disaster.
- Recovery Assistance
- USDA Disaster Assistance for 2020 Wildfires
- FSA Disaster Assistance At A Glance brochure
- FSA Disaster Contact Information
- Emergency Conservation Program (FSA) – For 2020 Wildfires in Oregon
- Emergency Forest Restoration Program (FSA) – For 2020 Wildfires in Oregon
- Livestock Indemnity Program (FSA) – Have you lost livestock due to the wildfires? Consider applying for the LIP.
- Environmental Quality Incentives Program (NRCS) – Through EQIP, Western Oregon Wildfire Emergency Stabilization funding will focus on immediate response to the catastrophic fires that have occurred. Application deadlines: Oct 30, 2020 and Dec 30, 2020. Contact Lane County NRCS at (541) 465-6443 ext 3 to apply.
- Emergency Watershed Program (NRCS) – The EWP Program is a recovery effort aimed at relieving imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fires, windstorms, and other natural disasters. Contact Lane County NRCS at (541) 465-6443 ext 3 to apply.
- Federal Disaster Assistance Fact Sheet (FEMA)
- ODA Animal Tracker – Helping owners reunite with lost animals due to the wildfires.
- Small Property Clean Up Resources
- Free Well Testing – Vouchers available through OHA
- Vital Records Replacement – The State Vital Records office will provide up to three certified copies of certain documents free of charge. See site for more details.
- Renters Affected by Wildfire (Oregon Law Center) – If you rented an apartment, a house, or space for a manufactured home and your housing was affected by the wildfire, this is for you.
- USDA Disaster Assistance for 2020 Wildfires
Contact the Upper Willamette SWCD office for additional assistance: (541) 852-6680. If you wish to add a link or request a change, please contact [email protected]