Foundation / Corporation
North Dakota Forest Service (NDFS)
11/16/18 Electronic Receipt or Postmarked by Date
Grants of up to $10,000 and 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.
2018 Vehicle Grant Information applicable only to departments applying for vehicles:
NDFS has an opportunity to award large grants aimed at helping FDs across the state to purchase much needed firefighting vehicles. Continued funding for this program will be determined by how the fire departments handle the responsibility that accompanies these large grants.
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, 2019.
Grants are made to rural fire departments in North Dakota. Only FDs that service a population of 10,000 or less are eligible to submit an application.
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.
Applications must be emailed or postmarked by 11/16/2018. Applicants will be notified via an award letter sent to the address listed on the grant application.
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.
Applicants cannot purchase any items to be reimbursed before the arrival of an official NDFS award letter.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mary Fisk, Office Manager
Dora Meier, Fire Business Assistant
Michael Odell, Cooperative Fire Protection Manager
North Dakota Forest Service
916 E. Interstate Ave #4
Bismarck, ND 58503
USA: North Dakota