Grants Administration

Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant

Grant Opening Date: January 2019

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.

Application Link

Scoring Link

VFA Grant Overview

Additional Information:

VFA Program Guide

Application Guide

Reimbursement Request

Scoring Guide

Competitive Review Process 


W-9 (fillable form)

Sample Application


The Federal Excess Personal Property program and the FireFighter Property program


For questions or for technical assistance, please contact DFPC Grants Manager-Darlene Nelson at