Volunteer Fire Assistance - Cooperative Forestry Asistance
CSFA Number: 422-20-0094
Agency Name
Department Of Natural Resources (422)
Agency Contact
Wilson, Tom
618 498 1627
Short Description
Provides financial, technical and related assistance for organizing, training and equipping rural fire departments. Funding is passed through to local fire departments and fire training academies; to prevent and suppress rural fires and enhance protection capabilities by assisting rural communities at risk in the wild land urban interface.
Subject Area
Environment and Culture
Program Function
Natural Resources
Enabling Legislation
425 ILCS 40
Objectives and Goals
Funds to assist smaller and rural fire organizations in protecting wildland and forestry.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Projects are limited to those that provide financial, technical and other assistance to organize, equip and train rural fire departments in wildland fire contol.
Eligibility Requirements
Must be a determined fire protection district or fire department with specific land boundaries with a population under 10,000; demonstrating need for equipment and personal protection for wildland firefighting.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
A committee comprised of state foresters shall review and rank applicants per an established scoring system. Allocation of funds will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants within the perimeters of allowable grant funds.
Post Assistance Requirements
Any equipment purchased with a value of $5,000 or greater must display an agency issued decal exhibiting that it was purchased with Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant Program funding.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $348,505
FY 2016 : $348,998
FY 2017 : $402,203
FY 2018 : $424,136
FY 2019 : $445,048
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details2019 Volunteer Fire Assistance$100 - $15000002/20/2019 - 04/26/2019 : 4 pm CST
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
19-FFY20-20VFAPleasant Plains Fire Protection District07/01/201906/30/202010,000
19-FFY20-22VFASheridan Community Fire Protection District07/01/201906/30/202010,000
19-FFY20-26VFAUtica Community Fire Protection District07/01/201906/30/202010,000
19-FFY20-09VFALake Egypt Fire Protection District07/01/201906/30/20209,993
19-FFY20-03VFAClayton Fire Protection District07/01/201906/30/20209,968