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    Grant Opportunities

    Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program (HB 2604), FY2024

    Program assists volunteer fire departments (VFDs) with purchase of equipment and training. For the 2024-25 biennium, $21.5 million in grant funds are available in FY 2024 and FY 2025. A new grant category to reimburse VFDs for the purchase of volunteer recruitment resources is available. 100% of the actual cost is reimbursable, but total reimbursement is capped at $3,000 per department.

    Date Available: 30 days prior to a funding meeting (at least 3 per year)
    Date Due: All unfunded applications are rolled forward to next funding meeting

    FY 2024 Funding Meeting #1 - Scheduled for Oct. 23, 2023

    Anticipated Total Awarded:
    Maximum Award: None
    Match Requirement: None
    Duration of Grant Award:
    Date Available: 9/23/2023 12:00 AM
    Date Due:

    Funding agency contact:

    Email Texas Forest Service (979) 458‑6505