Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant Application Period Opens April 1, 2021


Contact: Caley Pruitt, Public Information Officer, 720-391-1565

Lakewood, CO- The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) has announced the opening for the 2021 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant. 

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.

DFPC will be accepting applications from April 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021.