Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant

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The Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Program’s purpose is to provide Federal financial, technical and other assistance to the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) to organize, train and equip fire departments in rural areas and rural communities to prevent and suppress fires. A single fire department serving a rural area or a rural community with a population of 10,000 or less is eligible for VFA funding (The community may be incorporated, unincorporated, a township or some other identifiable descriptor). A single community fire department serving a population greater than 10,000 and not providing protection to a rural area or to a rural community is not eligible for VFA financial assistance.

Scoring Link

VFA Grant Overview

Additional Information:


Whats New for 2020?

Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant Workshop

Notice of Funding Opportunity

Timeline (VFA) 





Reimbursement Request

Scoring Guide

Competitive Review Process 

Equipment Substitution Request Form


Federal Excess Personal Property program and the FireFighter Property program