Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands
05/03/19 5:00 PM Receipt
Grants of up to $10,000 to Utah fire departments for training, equipment, and fire protection capabilities. Funding is intended to help fire departments throughout the state improve capacity and increase their ability to provide fire protection and manage incidents involving hazardous material. The program's primary objective is to assist communities in organizing, training, and equipping fire departments.
The grant committee establishes priorities, which act as general guidelines for awarding grant funds each year. While some modification occurs annually, training, personal protective equipment, and operational resources have been the main focus. Applications from departments that match their needs closely to the grant priorities generally rate highest. The committee attempts to provide aid to communities that demonstrate the greatest need. The priorities for the 2019 Fire Department Assistance grant are as follows:
(1) Initial organization
(3) Personal Protective Equipment
(4) Basic Suppression Equipment and Tools
(5) Fire Prevention
(7) Special/Other needs
For additional information about funding priorities, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 181104
The maximum grant request will be $10,000 per fire department. If your grant request exceeds the $10,000 limit, your grant application will receive a lower priority when the committee rates the applications.
The grant funds must be spent and documentation submitted by November 30, 2019. If circumstances exist that prevent your department from meeting the November 30, 2019 deadline, you may contact the grant administrator to request an extension.
Fire departments must meet the following criteria:
(1) The fire department must be currently filing National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) reports to the Fire Marshal’s Office. (The reporting / non-reporting will be confirmed).
(2) Fire department must have at least 50% certified fire fighters or your department must have a training plan to meet the requirements of the Utah Wildland Fire Management Program (Fire Policy) or certification of fire personnel to at least Structural Fire Fighter I and/or NWCG Fire Fighter II.
(3) The fire department must be NIMS Compliant, see link to NIMS website: https://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system
(4) If the fire department has possession of FEPP (Federal Excess Personal Property), the equipment must be compliant with Federal guidelines and pass State Inspection. If the equipment is not compliant and will not pass inspection, grant funds may be used to bring the equipment into compliance. The equipment referred to is rolling stock, which includes: vehicles, trailers, and heavy equipment.
(5) The fire department must be able to provide the required matching portion of the grant to cover the value of the requested items/projects. All resources are eligible for the applicant’s matching portion.
(6) Applications must be for the enhancement of fire protection services, equipment and/or training. Ambulances, hydraulic rescue tools, building construction projects, EMS training, fuels mitigation projects or related projects etc. are not within the scope of this program.
Submit applications by Friday, May 3, 2019, 5:00 PM. Successful applicants will be notified by June 14, 2019.
The Utah Fire Department Assistance Grant is a 100% matching grant. The applicants must be able to provide the required match to cover the value of the requested items/projects. All resources are eligible for the applicant’s matching portion. This includes hard dollars and in-kind services.
Successful applicants will receive grant funds as a reimbursement.
-Grant Committee Meeting Review Applications: May 23, 2019, 9:00
-Notify Departments of awards or no award: June 14, 2019
-Deadline to spend grant funds: November 30, 2019, 5:00 PM
-Second Round: January - February 2020
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit applications by email to:
email@example.com or UFDAG@utah.gov
Or, mail to:
Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands
Attn: Ben Huntsman
1594 W North Temple, Suite 3520
PO Box 145703
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-5703
For additional information about the Utah Fire Department Assistance Grant please contact:
For technical problems with the application form contact: