Financial Assistance Programs for Wildfire Preparation and Suppression

Firewise Virginia Community Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Firewise Virginia Community Hazard Mitigation Grants are made available to organized communities through the federal funding of the National Fire Plan to help at-risk communities reduce, or mitigate, potential threats from wildfire. Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) completed a Wildfire Risk Assessment of the entire state to better assess the level of wildfire risk for the 4000+ individual, at risk, WUI communities identified in the Commonwealth. The next step is to take positive actions to reduce or mitigate the hazards identified.

Read more about the Firewise Virginia Community Hazard Mitigation Grant program.


Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants

VDOF provides assistance through the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grant program. The program provides a 50% cost reimbursement for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE), tools, and equipment for rural volunteer fire departments.

Read more about the Volunteer Fire Assistance grants.


Federal Firefighter Property Program

VDOF provides assistance through the Federal Firefighter Property program. The program may assist with vehicles, fire trucks, generators, trailers, and more.

Read more about the Federal Firefighter Property program.


Dry Hydrant Grant Program

The Virginia Dry Fire Hydrant Program provides grant funding to cover the costs of installation and repair of dry hydrants to support firefighting operations.

Read more about the Dry Hydrant Program grants.


Additional Resources

Read more about all VDOF financial assistance programs.

ImageTitleIDDescriptionContent Typedocument-category_hfilterdocument-tags_hfilterMedia_hfilter
Dry Fire Hydrant Grant Program Application
Dry Fire Hydrant Grant Program Application4.30Viewfinancial-assistance-fire-and-emergency-response fire-and-emergency-responsecost-share-programs dry-hydrant-program fire-department-resources grant-programsform
Dry Hydrant Manual
Dry Hydrant ManualR8-TP-19Viewfinancial-assistance-fire-and-emergency-response fire-and-emergency-responsecost-share-programs dry-hydrant-program dry-hydrants fire-department-resources grant-programspublication
Firefighter Property Program Cooperative Equipment Possession Agreement
Firefighter Property Program Cooperative Equipment Possession Agreement4.29Viewfinancial-assistance-fire-and-emergency-response fire-and-emergency-responsefederal-firefighter-property fire-department-resourcesform
Firefighter Property Program Request for Federal Excess Property
Firefighter Property Program Request for Federal Excess Property4.24Viewfinancial-assistance-fire-and-emergency-response fire-and-emergency-responsefederal-firefighter-property fire-department-resourcesform
Firewise Virginia Community Hazard Mitigation Grant Application
Firewise Virginia Community Hazard Mitigation Grant Application4.32Viewfinancial-assistance-fire-and-emergency-response fire-and-emergency-responsecommunity-resources cost-share-programs firewise firewise-mitigation-program grant-programsform
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)W-9Viewfinance financial-assistance-fire-and-emergency-response financial-assistance-forest-health financial-assistance-forest-management financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry financial-assistance-water-quality fire-and-emergency-response forest-health forest-management urban-and-community-forestry water-qualitycost-share-programs eabt-program firewise-mitigation-program grant-programs lpfct-program lpr-program pct-program rt-program vfa-programform
Volunteer Fire Assistance Program Equipment Application
Volunteer Fire Assistance Program Equipment Application4.31Viewfinancial-assistance-fire-and-emergency-response fire-and-emergency-responsecost-share-programs fire-department-resources grant-programs vfa-programform

Contact Us

For more information or questions, e-mail us or use our contact form.