The Arizona Volunteer Fire Assistance or 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 a population of 10,000 or less.
Funds originate from the USDA Forest Service and are awarded and administered as subgrants from the Department of Forestry and Fire Management. 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:
The VFA Grant Program is supported by USDA Forest Service funding.
The Department of Forestry and Fire Management complies with USDA Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination requirements