The Arizona Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant Program is authorized by the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1990, and provides financial assistance to train, organize, and equip 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.
Funds originate from the USDA Forest Service and are awarded and administered as subgrants from Arizona State Forestry. The maximum award from this program to any single firefighting organization is $10,000 per year. Awards for statewide or regional training programs are limited to $20,000.
The 2017 grant application period is now closed. (Applications were due by November 18, 2016)
For the past program application instructions and forms, please review the documents below:
Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will host a VFA Grant Application Q&A session on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 10:00AM. This will be a teleconference/webinar and space may be limited. Please contact [email protected] by Oct. 28th for more information or to register.
This program is supported by USDA Forest Service funding.
Arizona State Forestry is an equal opportunity provider.