Below is a list of Grants for fire departments. Departments will still need to do their own research to determine eligibility, application/funding timeframes and what the funding is authorized to support. This is not a complete list, just ones that the State Fire Marshal’s Office has heard about. If you have any to add to the list, please send the information to us.
FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program:
Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG): AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grant (SAFER): Provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, “front line” firefighters available in their communities.
Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (FP&S): Support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards.
US Department of Agriculture:
USDA Rural Development: Possible Fire Stations & Fire Trucks. Grants and Loans.
Idaho Office of Emergency Management:
Non-Disaster Grants: FEMA provides state and local governments to provide funding that support building, sustaining and delivering essential emergency management capabilities. Funding is provided for eligible prevention, preparedness and response activities including equipment, planning, training, exercise, and management and administrative functions throughout the State of Idaho
Info: Non-Disaster Grant
Idaho Department of Lands – Forestry & Fire Grants
Funds for these programs come from the U.S. Forest Service State and Private Forestry (S&PF) branch to address urban to rural forest conservation, protection and enhancement needs as identified in Idaho’s Forest Action Plan. IDL works to
ensure that federal dollars are invested in locally supported projects that address issues of national importance and provide meaningful, lasting, and measurable outcomes.
Idaho Fire Fighter’s License Plate Fund
These grants are awarded annually from available funds received through the Idaho Fire Fighter’s License Plate (FFLP) Fund program. The grant is awarded for fire safety education for firefighters, fire chief, and the general public.