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Rural Fire Defense 80/20 Reimbursement Grant

Grants to Oklahoma Local Governments and Fire
Departments for Firefighting Equipment and Facilities

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Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry - Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS)

Deadline Date:

09/01/20 Receipt by Close of Business


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Grants of up to $20,000 and grants of up to $30,000 to Oklahoma municipalities and fire departments for capital projects and equipment to help protect the public. Funding is intended to serve rural communities with a population below 10,000. Grants may be used for the construction of a fire station or the purchase of firefighting equipment.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147079

Estimated Size of Grant:

Fire Station Construction: Up to $30,000
Fire Equipment Purchase: Up to $20,000

The grants provide reimbursement of 80% of the total amount of the project.

Term of Contract:

Recipients can only make purchases after their fire department has been officially awarded a grant and received a copy of the State Purchase Order issued by the Department of Agriculture. Purchases prior to the State Purchase Order date will not be eligible for this grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are awarded to legal entities (cities, towns, fire departments or districts) with a population of less than 10,000. Grants are awarded in all eleven districts of Oklahoma’s rural fire defense program.

Communities imposing strict boundary limits, which exclude rural residences logically part of the community, or using strict subscription response systems, will not be eligible for funds under this program.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by the Rural Fire Coordinator by the close of business, September 1, 2020.

The amount of awarded available in each district is based upon the total number of fire departments in the district.

Grant amounts may be claimed only on a reimbursement basis: 80% of expenses will be reimbursed up to the grant award amount. (Station Grant Example: Must spend $37,500 to receive $30,000 reimbursement.) Up to three (3) partial payments may be requested during the grant period.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to the District's Rural Fire Coordinator. Find the Rural Fire Coordinator’s name, telephone number and mailing address here:

Mark Goeller, Director/State Forester

Andy James, Assistant Manager/Fire Management Chief

Drew Daily, Fire Management Staff Forester Statewide

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USA: Oklahoma

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