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Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Program

Grants to Nevada Eligible Fire Departments
for Capital Purchases and Training

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Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF)

Deadline Date:

06/01/20 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $20,000 to Nevada eligible fire departments for capital purchases and training. Funding is intended to protect residents, property, and nature. Funding is specifically intended for fire departments located in rural areas, with a preference for departments with a high number of volunteer firefighters.

Four priority areas have been identified in this application: Wildland PPE (Nomex shirts and pants), fire shelters, and P25 compliant radios (mobile and handheld), and other supplies (brass, hose, etc.). The Division of Forestry will be making the purchases for the applying Departments and delivering the items.

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GrantWatch ID#: 139401

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Each priority section has a $5,000 limit. The total maximum request for all priorities is limited to $20,000 per station and application.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
- Single Volunteer Fire Departments serving rural areas or communities with a population of less than 10,000 are eligible for funding through this program.
- Area fire departments (fire districts, townships, etc.) may serve an aggregate population of greater than 10,000 as long as the service area of the fire department includes a rural area or a rural community having a population of 10,000 or less. The VFA funding must be used to benefit the rural population.
- Departments must be able to provide wildland fire suppression services to all lands including federal lands managed by the US Forest Service.
- VFA grants may be approved to fire training academies if they benefit the rural communities and to federally recognized Indian tribes as long as the VFD is not administered by the BIA.
- VFDs administered by the BIA are not eligible through this program and should apply through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline is 5:00 PM June 1st, 2020.

Matching: Successful grantees must provide a 10% match. Matching share can be supplied through “in-kind” services or cash. Examples of “in-kind” contributions include donation of services to include instruction, training, labor, and more.

Funding will be available immediately upon application review, and available funding is assessed.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please submit completed application packets for the NDF Volunteer Fire Assistance Program to:
Nevada Division of Forestry- State Headquarters
Attention: Nate Barrons
2478 Fairview Drive
Carson City, NV 89701

For questions regarding the NDF Volunteer Fire Assistance program or the grant application process, contact:
Nate Barrons
State and Volunteer Fire Assistance Coordinator

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