Cooperative Fire Protection Assistance Grants

Grants to North Dakota Rural Fire Departments
to Purchase Equipment and Vehicles

GrantWatch ID#: 171906
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

North Dakota Forest Service (NDFS), USDA Forest Service (USFS)

11/18/16 Electronic Receipt or Postmarked by Date

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Grants of up to $15,000 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 for a broad range of equipment purchase. Larger grants are reserved for vehicle purchases.

1) Vehicle Purchasing:

The NDFS will award up to $15,000 for departments to purchase a vehicle. Departments may spend more than $30,000 but their maximum award amount will always remain at $15,000.

Only departments replacing FEPP vehicles will be eligible in this category. Departments with current requests for FEPP/FFP vehicles will also be considered.

2) Equipment Purchasing:

Items eligible for purchase include both structure and wildland firefighting equipment, personal protective equipment, communications and training materials with these grant funds. Grants are funded on a competitive basis.

Funding is limited to $4,999 for individual pieces of equipment (pumps, tanks, etc.) and $10,000 for projects (sets of turn-out gear, wildland PPE, air packs, etc.) per federal guidelines.

4 Vehicle Purchase grants are available in 2016.

-Individual Equipment: Up to $4,999
-Equipment Purchase Projects: Up to $10,000
-Vehicles: Up to $15,000

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.

To be eligible for 1 of the 4 vehicle grants in 2016, departments must:
-Recognized by and have valid certificate of existence on file with the ND Fire Marshal
-Service a population of 10,000 or less
-Report fires to the NDFS via the online reporting tool and to the ND Fire Marshal via NFIRS
-Have a current Cooperative Fire Agreement on file with the NDFS
-Currently be in good standing with the FEPP/FFP Programs
-Be replacing a current FEPP vehicle using grant funds, and start disposal of the FEPP when the new vehicle is put in service.

These reimbursable grants are based on a 50/50 cost share.

Estimates must be obtained for all purchases and submitted with the application.

No hand written applications will be allowed. Applications must be submitted online or postmarks no later than November 18, 2016.

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

Mary Fisk, Office Manager
916 E. Interstate Ave #4
Bismarck, ND 58503
(701) 328-9944

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