Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) - Division of Forestry
01/15/21 - Postmarked or Emailed
Grants of up to $10,000 to Ohio fire departments in eligible areas for projects and equipment that promote the development of rural fire departments. Funding is intended to support multi-community projects and the purchase of equipment, clothing, vehicles, and communications apparatus. Fire departments must be located within the ODNR Forestry Wildfire Protection Areas.
Priority will be given to departments in greatest need for the following projects:
A. Multi-community projects (county-wide projects or bulk purchases with four or more fire departments) or projects sponsored by county or regional fire associations
B. Purchase of wildland slip in pump units for trucks and all-terrain and utility vehicles (ATV/UTV)
C. Purchase of wildland personal protective equipment meeting NFPA 1977 Standard for Wildland Fire Protective Clothing (includes wildland fire shelters)
D. Conversion of Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) and Fire Fighter Property (FFP) equipment to fire fighting apparatus
E. Purchase of communication equipment with preference given to equipment compatible with Ohio’s MARCS system
F. Purchase of Utility Vehicles and All-Terrain Vehicles (UTV and ATV)
G. Purchase of structure fire PPE including turnout gear and airpacks meeting NFPA standards
H. Purchase of hand tools, power tools, hose, nozzles, fittings, dry hydrants, UAVs, training items, accessory items, other items used to carry forth the mission of the FD
Projects not in the priority list will receive secondary consideration for funding.
Any single piece of equipment purchased through the VFA program that costs $5,000 or greater is subject to USDA Forest Service property management and property disposal guidelines. ODNR Forestry will provide further instructions to successful candidates who are in this situation.
GrantWatch ID#: 149244
A maximum of $10,000 has been placed upon the amount of federal reimbursement grant dollars to be awarded to any one multi-community project or individual fire department.
Only purchases made after grants are awarded will be eligible for reimbursement. Proof of purchase and proof of payment made by the department must be submitted to ODNR Forestry by October 30, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Send applications to:
ODNR - Ohio Division of Forestry
2045 Morse Road, H-1
Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: (614) 265-6896
ODNR Forestry Wildfire Protection Areas: See map on URL for Full Text link below.
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