California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
05/21/19 11:59 PM Electronic Receipt and Postmarked by Date
Grants ranging from $500 to $20,000 to California fire departments serving rural communities to increase fire prevention and suppression capacity. Financial assistance will be provided to train, equip, and organize fire departments in order to suppress and prevent fires threatening people and resources.
This assistance is available only to communities with a population under 10,000, however groups of smaller communities (at least one being 10,000 people or less) may join together in a combined effort to service more than 10,000 people. Priority will be given to multi-community projects (serving at least one community under 10,000 people) such as countywide planning, regional coordination groups, and several communities planning protection for an entire rural area.
Funding is intended for communications, equipment-wildland, equipment-structural, safety-wildland, safety-structural, and training. The use of funds for new fire engines and other vehicles are not allowed. However, the cost of the conversion of vehicles obtained through the Federal Excess Personal Property Program (FEPP) to water tenders, engines, brush trucks, and equipment trucks may be funded under the VFA grant program.
Communications, for alarm systems and dispatch capabilities, should be considered an integral part of the rural fire department. Funds are available for the development and purchase of radio equipment for dispatching centers, vehicles and alert monitors, and pagers.
GrantWatch ID#: 157339
Awards for departments are set at a minimum of $500 with a maximum of $20,000.
The funds will be only for those projects accomplished and/or items purchased between Agreement Approval Date and June 30, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit the completed application electronically to: CALFIRE.Grants@fire.ca.gov.
In addition, print the application, sign and date, and mail to:
ATTN: Megan Esfandiary , Grants Management Unit
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460
The Cooperator Program contact is available for questions concerning allowable purchases:
Doug Ferro, Deputy Chief
Phone: (916) 653-8362
FAX: (916) 653-9708
The Cooperator Administrative contact is available for questions concerning invoices, billings, payments, deadlines, application instructions, agreement instructions, and any other administrative issues:
Megan Esfandiary, Grant Analyst
P: (916) 653-3649
F: (916) 653-8957
Cal Fire Headquarter Contact Information:
Grants Management Unit
Attn: Megan Esfandiary
P.O. Box 944246