Wyoming State Forestry Division (WSFD)
Grants of up to $20,000 to Wyoming rural fire departments to improve fire suppression and prevention capacity. Funding is intended to support training, equipment purchases, prevention activities, and to assist with the organizing of services for rural communities with populations of less than 10,000. Funding priority is given to communities demonstrating the highest need.
The purpose of the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program is to provide financial, technical and related assistance to State Foresters. Wyoming State Forestry passes this funding through to local rural fire departments and fire training academies.
Applications must meet criteria for the following categories:
Funding provided through VFA should be focused to address wildland urban interface issues and needs for communities at risk in the wildland urban interface. Issues and needs include firefighter safety and training, enhancing community water supply and delivery capabilities, communications, and equipping. Work contributes to healthy forests, forest stewardship, and sustainable economic development. VFA dollars may be used to fund multi-community/fire department projects such as mutual-aid communications networks.
Use(s) of funding include personal protective equipment; conversion of Federal Excess Personal Property to fire apparatus; improvement of radio communications capability; installation of dry fire hydrants, cisterns, and other measures to improve water supplies; purchase of water and foam delivery equipment such as portable pumps, hoses, foam proportioners, air compressors, foam concentrate, portable water tanks; training of rural firefighters; organizing new fire departments; and fire prevention activities.
GrantWatch ID#: 164454
The total reimbursement may not exceed $20,000.
VFA grant purchases are due by May 30, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online, complete the VFA Application Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnibCEGgO_hYue6vXUJbRuEllgR4fMmHMrVyORmrtpfYVAxQ/viewform
Chris Fallbeck, Assistant Fire Management Officer
Wyoming State Forestry Division
5500 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82002
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