Foundation / Corporation
North Dakota Forest Service (NDFS)
11/17/17 Electronic Receipt or Postmarked by Date
Grants of up to $20,000 to North Dakota fire departments serving rural communities (defined as populations of 10,000 or less) to purchase gear, equipment, and vehicles. Smaller grants are available to purchase a broad range of equipment. Larger grants are reserved for vehicle purchases.
Grant Award Categories
Project (Firefighting gear and personal protective equipment (PPE), firefighting tools, communication equipment, etc.)
Award up to $10,000 for a project. A department can spend more than $20,000 but the maximum award amount will not exceed $10,000. Single item total purchase price cannot exceed $4,999.
Award up to $20,000 for a vehicle. A department may spend more than $40,000 but the maximum amount awarded will not exceed $20,000.
Federal Excess Personal Property and/or Firefighter Property Program
Available to departments who receive a piece of excess property. Renovation grants are available one time, only when equipment is initially received. Funds can be used to make the equipment service ready i.e. paint, lights, tank/pump, etc.
GrantWatch ID#: 171906
- Project awards are up to $10,000. A department may spend more than $20,000, but the maximum award amount will not exceed $10,000. Single item total purchase price cannot exceed $4,999.
- Vehicle: Award up to $20,000 for a vehicle. A department may spend more than $40,000 but the maximum amount awarded will not exceed $20,000.
Reimbursement paperwork must be submitted or postmarked no later than April 9, 2018.
Grants are made to rural fire departments in North Dakota.
Only departments that are NFIRS compliant and report their wildfires directly to the NDFS utilizing the online reporting tool will receive any financial assistance from the NDFS.
Department Eligibility Requirements:
- Have a signed Cooperative Fire Agreement on file with the NDFS.
- Have a Certificate of Existence from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
- Be National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliant.
- Report all wildfires to the NDFS utilizing the Emergency Reporting online fire reporting tool.
- Serve a population of less than 10,000.
The applicant must match at least 50% of the total cost of the project from sources other than the federal government. This amount may be in the form of cash, services, or in-kind contributions.
Estimates must be obtained for all purchases and submitted with the application.
Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by November 17, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mary Fisk, Office Manager
North Dakota Forest Service
916 E. Interstate Ave #4
Bismarck, ND 58503
USA: North Dakota