Kansas Forest Service (KFS) - Fire Management Program
Grants of up to $4,999 to Kansas fire departments serving small and rural communities to enhance firefighting capacity. Funding is intended to purchase fire equipment or support training activities. Priority will be given to the purchase of equipment that can serve on both structure fires and wildfires.
The purpose of the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Program, is to provide Federal financial, technical, and other assistance to State Foresters and other appropriate officials to equip, train, and organize fire departments in rural areas and rural communities to prevent and suppress fires. A rural community is defined as having 10,000 or less population and may be incorporated, unincorporated, a township or some other identifiable descriptor.
Applications for a VFA grant may be placed for virtually any type of fire prevention, suppression or communication equipment. However, wildland PPE, communication equipment or purchases that will serve on both a wildfire and a structure fire are usually funded first. See the Grant Guidelines document in Supporting Documents below for details on funding restrictions.
GrantWatch ID#: 180010
Currently, no single award will exceed $4,999.
Recipients usually have 5-6 months to make purchases.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mail the application to:
Kansas Forest Service
Attn: Fire Management Officer
2610 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502-2798