New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) - Division of Forest Protection
Grants of up to $1,500 to New York fire departments serving rural communities for equipment purchases to enhance firefighting capacity. Funding is intended to support the purchase of wildland firefighting equipment such as protective clothing, portable backpack pumps, hoses, hard hats, hand tools, personal protective equipment, dry hydrants, generators, and portable radios.
The Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant program is funded by the U.S. Forest Service and administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.The program is made possible by the Federal Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978.
A fire department's success or failure in receiving a grant is based on a point system with points received for:
GrantWatch ID#: 181574
Fire departments may receive grant funding up to $1,500.
Only costs incurred after January 1, 2020 can be used for this year's grant.
Upon notification of receiving a VFA grant award, fire departments are required to complete all grant process paperwork by October 30, 2020. (This process includes purchasing equipment, providing copies of invoices as proof of purchase, and scheduling an equipment inspection by a local NYS Forest Ranger.)
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications will be accepted by mail at:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Forest Protection
625 Broadway, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12233-2560
Or by E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NYS DEC Forest Rangers
USA: New York
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