Volunteer Fire Assistance Cost Share Program
The Kansas Forest Service Fire Management Program administers the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) cost share program. Grant funding is provided by the US Forest Service.
The funding is available to rural departments or city departments that provide fire protection to rural areas with populations of less than 10,000 people. Departments may purchase firefighting equipment on a matching funds basis. Grants are evaluated and distributed based on need. Priority funding is given to wildland fire equipment, safety items and communication needs. Each year’s application can be downloaded after October 1 of the current year.
Check this page in December for the 2024 application information.