Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant

Application Deadline: June 1st, 2023

Eligible applicants include single Volunteer Fire Departments serving rural areas or communities with a population of less than 10,000; Area fire departments (fire districts, townships, etc.) may serve an aggregate population of greater than 10,000 as long as the service area of the fire department includes a rural area or a rural community having a population of 10,000 or less; and VFA grants may be approved to fire training academies if they benefit the rural communities and to federally recognized Indian tribes as long as the VFD is not administered by the BIA.

For reference only, the 2021 Volunteer Fire Assistance Program application and instructions are available using the links below. If you wish to be notified of the next application period, please send your contact information to the Community Protection Coordinator. Grants are usually available every two to three years, based on federal funding amounts and cycles.


Application Materials

2023 VFA Press Release (PDF)
2021 VFA Application Instructions (PDF)


Application Form

2023 VFA Application (PDF)