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Kentucky Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Program

Grant Details:
Application Due Date: TBA



The Kentucky Volunteer Fire Assistance grant has made funds available to improve the capability and effectiveness of Kentucky's rural volunteer fire departments to protect lives and property. This will be accomplished through organizing, training, and equipping local firefighters for fire protection in rural areas, including communities of 10,000 persons or less.

Funding Areas:

  • Nomex Clothing
  • Pump hoses
  • Tanks
  • Fire Shelters
  • Small fire suppression equipment
  • PPE
  • Training and fire prevention education and training material

This grant will not fund:

  • Single piece of equipment costing $5,000 or more
  • Trucks, cars, ATV's or utility type vehicles
  • Capital improvements
  • Land acquisitions
  • Medical equipment
  • Fire hoses greater than 2.5 inch in diameter
  • Equipment not wildland fire related
  • Extrication equipment


Fire Departments serving communities of less than 10,000.

Award Details:

Awards range from $1,000-5,000

Grant Funds Requested: 50/50 Matching Funds

Additional Details:

Department must be currently using NIIMS.

Guidelines and Application

Organization Information:
Organization: Kentucky Division of Forestry
Website: http://www.forestry.ky.gov/

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Michael Harp - Fire Management Program Specialist
Contact Email: mike.harp@ky.gov
Contact Phone: 502-564-2860 ext. 109

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