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Arizona Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant Program

Grant Details:
Application Due Date: November 2016 est.



This Program is authorized by the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1990, (Farm Bill) and provides financial assistance to train, organize, and equip fire departments in rural areas and rural communities to prevent and suppress fires.


Funding Areas:

Project Categories:

  • Organizing Statewide Training Programs
  • Wildland Training for Department Personnel
  • Wildland Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Wildland Fire Awareness and Prevention efforts
  • Wildland equipment and water handling
  • Radio communications
  • Fire department organization and planning
  • Structural firefighting equipment



Eligible organizations include Arizona fire departments that serve a rural area or rural community with a population of 10,000 or less (based on the most recent census.)

Departments must have a current Intergovernmental Agreement with Arizona State Forestry before funds can be awarded.


Award Details:

  • Total funding of approximately $100,000 - $150,000 is expected to be available for the purpose of improving fire protection and prevention capabilities of rural Arizona fire departments.
  • Multiple awards are anticipated, not to exceed $10,000 per applicant firefighting organization.  Awards will not exceed $20,000 for Organizing Statewide Training Programs.
  • Items being requested cannot cost more than $5,000 per unit
  • The applicant must match at least 50% of the total cost of the project from sources other than the federal government. For every dollar of grant funds provided, an additional dollar of non-federal investment must be expended on the project (1:1).

Additional Details:


2016 VFA Application - Part A - Organization Information

2016 VFA Application - Part B - Specific Project Proposal


Organization Information:
Organization: Arizona State Forestry Division

Contact Information:
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (602) 771-1410

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