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Volunteer Fire Department Grant Opportunities

The Cooperative Fire Protection Assistance (CFPA) Grant program administered through the NDFS provides grants to Volunteer Fire Departments across the state.  These reimbursable grants are based on a 50/50 cost share. 

 Department Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have a signed Cooperative Fire Agreement on file with the NDFS.
  • Have a Certificate of Existence from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • Be National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliant. 
  • Report all wildfires to the NDFS utilizing the Emergency Reporting online fire reporting tool.
  • Serve a population of less than 10,000.
  • Participants in the Fire Danger Sign Program must meet the Fire Danger Sign Program requirements.

Possible grant awards:

  • Project (firefighting gear and other personal protective equipment (PPE), tools, communication equipment, etc.) Awards are up to $10,000 for a project. A department may spend more than $20,000 but the maximum award amount will not exceed $10,000. Single item total purchase price cannot exceed $4,999.
  • Vehicle - Award up to $20,000 for a vehicle. A department may spend more than $40,000 but the maximum amount awarded will not exceed $20,000.

 

Grant Overview

 

Application Instructions

 

2021 CFPA Grant Application available September 1

 

Mary Fisk - Office Manager
916 E. Interstate Ave #4 Bismarck, ND 58503
Tel:  (701) 328-9944

 

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