Firefighter Safety and Disease Prevention Grant
ATTENTION: Due to COVID-19, the Competitive Grant Review process was delayed. Panel & Peer Reviews are currently taking place anticipated by mid-June 2020. As a result, Grant Award notifications are delayed until these reviews are completed or by Early July 2020 at the earliest. Click here for the most current DFPC Grant information and announcements.
Revised: DFPC Grants Program Timeline
The Local Firefighter Safety and Disease Prevention Fund (Grant) provides funding or reimbursement for equipment designed to increase firefighter safety and prevent occupation-related diseases.
The Grant was created through Senate Bill 14-046 in 2014 and provided 2 years of funding ending in 2016, including, state fiscal years (SFY): $325K each in 2014-15 and 2015-16 from the Federal Mineral Lease (FML) revenues totaling $6.5 million.
In 2018, House Bill 18-1423 allocation provided a one time funds transfer of $250,000 in Fiscal Year 2018-2019 from the General Fund to the Local Firefighter Safety and Disease Prevention Fund covering two state fiscal years 2018-19 and 2019-20.
Grants are limited to a maximum of $15,000 per fire department or Sheriff's Office.