Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry - Maine Forest Service (MFS) - Forest Protection Division
11/15/19 Postmarked or Received
Grants of up to $5,000 to Maine fire departments serving rural areas or communities for firefighting equipment and training. Funding is intended to help rural fire departments suppress and prevent wildland fire. Eligible fire departments are those that serve populations of less than 10,000.
The purpose of the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program, formerly known as the Rural Community Fire Protection (RCFP) program, is to provide Federal financial, technical and other assistance to state foresters and other appropriate officials to organize, train, and equip fire departments in rural areas and rural communities to prevent and suppress fires.
The following items are eligible: a) wildland fire personal protective equipment, b) pumps and associated equipment used in wildland fire suppression, c) Class A Foam d) equipment for foam application, e) hand or power tools used in wildland fire suppression, f) portable radios and pagers, g) dry hydrants and cisterns (check details about match requirements), h) fire hose used for wildland fire suppression, i) nozzles used for wildland fire suppression, j) other equipment used for wildland fire suppression or pre-suppression.
Priority will be given to wildland fire personal protective equipment, pumps, foam, wildland fire hose, and hand tools.
All projects must demonstrate that equipment will be used in wildland fire suppression.
GrantWatch ID#: 175863
The maximum amount of grant funds per applicant is $5,000.
Projects must be completed by June 30, 2020. Project extensions may be granted by the Director of the Forest Protection Division for extenuating circumstances.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mail applications to:
Maine Forest Service
22 State House Station
18 Elkins Lane
Augusta, ME 04333-0022
Attention: Kent Nelson, Forest Ranger Specialist
18 Elkins Lane
Augusta, ME 04333
USA: Maine: Rural areas and communities.
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