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