The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) provides grants for volunteer, combination and career fire, and rescue companies intended to help them improve and enhance their capabilities to provide firefighting, and rescue services.
NO medical supplies, equipment or training provided by either grant.
- Direct Distribution Funding for PPE
- Firefighter Safety and Disease Prevention Grant
The Firefighter Safety Disease Prevention Grant (FFSDP) 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. Additional funding in amount of $500,000 was provided in the 2019 Long Bill (SB 19-207) for awards in CY 2020-21.
Grants are limited to a maximum of $20,000 per fire department or Sheriff's Office.
- Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant (VFA)
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.
Please click on one the links below to learn more: Announcements, Eligibility Comparison Chart, or Workshop.