Grants Administration

For all grant questions, please contact DFPC Grants Manager ​Kathia Verdejo @ 


The Safety and Disease Prevention grant was only funded through legislation for 2 years, last year was the second year. The final reimbursements are due by the 31 Dec 2016.


Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

The application period for the Fiscal Year 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program runs from October 11th through November 18th. The AFG program helps fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS departments, and state fire training acad­emies get equipment, training, PPE, vehicles, and other gear they may not be able to get otherwise due to financial constraints.

The AFG website offers resources to help departments successfully complete the grant process, including application guidance materials; information on Economic Hardship Waivers; videos on getting a grant, procurement integrity, and AFG vehi­cle grants; a frequently asked questions section, and more.

Help is available for a fee through a number of groups such as the National Volun­teer Fire Council as well as several businesses, which a quick internet search will find. This is a great way for departments to fill in gaps in their essential equipment and training needs, and an opportunity to learn how to write a grant proposal.  


Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant

The VFA grant is closed as of 10/31/2016.

The VFA Grant has been awarded, for questions please contact DFPC Grants Manager Kathia Verdejo @ 

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.