NCO seeking subject matter experts for Lake County Home Hardening Initiative

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — North Coast Opportunities Inc., or NCO, invites qualified subject matter experts to join the California Wildfire Mitigation Program Home Hardening Initiative.

NCO seeks qualified companies and individuals to provide historical, cultural, and biological resource services as described in NCO’s subject matter experts request for proposals.

More information and a detailed scope of work is available at

NCO is currently working with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, or Cal OES, to pilot the Lake County Home Hardening Initiative, which will be funded in part by a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant.

The Home Hardening Initiative aims to perform defensible space and retrofit measures on existing residential homesites to mitigate against wildfire loss. The program will target one area within Lake County, the Kelseyville Riviera Community Association.

The infusion of federal funds into the program requires compliance with federal and state environmental regulations, including NEPA, CEQA and Section 106.

As such, NCO seeks the professional services of qualified Subject Matter Experts to inform the possible environmental impacts of this program in the proposed project areas including biological, archaeological, architectural and historical research services.

Interested and qualified agencies and individuals are invited to submit proposals through July 15, 2022 at 5 p.m. Electronic submissions may be delivered to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., please reference “CWMP proposal” in subject line. Questions may be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 8, 2022 at 5 p.m. Phone inquiries may be directed to 707-461-0760.

NCO is the Community Action Agency that serves Lake and Mendocino Counties, as well as parts of Humboldt, Sonoma, Del Norte, and Solano Counties. NCO reacts and adjusts to community needs, including disaster response and recovery.

For more information visit or call 707-467-3200.