Financial Assistance Programs for Wildfire Preparation and Suppression

Community Wildfire Defense Grant Program

Protecting communities from wildfire begins with planning and requires preventive measures be taken. The Community Wildfire Defense Grant offers financial assistance to “at-risk” communities for the development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) and associated mitigation projects.

Learn more about the Community Wildfire Defense Grant Program.


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 (DOF) 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.

Learn more about the Firewise Virginia Community Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.


Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants

DOF 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.

Learn more about the Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant Program.


Federal Firefighter Property Program

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

Learn more about the Federal Firefighter Property Program.


Dry Hydrant Grant Program

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

Learn more about the Dry Hydrant Program Grant Program.


Additional Resources

Learn more about all DOF financial assistance programs.

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Community Wildfire Defense Grant At-Risk Communities Eligibility List
Community Wildfire Defense Grant At-Risk Communities Eligibility List

This Community Wildfire Defense Grant At-Risk Communities Eligibility List provides a comprehensive listing of all counties and communities that are eligible to apply for these grant funds.

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Community Wildfire Defense Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity Instructions
Community Wildfire Defense Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity Instructions

This document provides detailed instructions about the Community Wildfire Defense Grant including eligibility, application process, required matching funds, how proposals are ranked, reporting requirements, and more.

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Dry Fire Hydrant Grant Program Application
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Dry Hydrant Manual
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Firefighter Property Program Cooperative Equipment Possession Agreement
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Firefighter Property Program Request for Federal Excess Property
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Firewise Virginia Community Hazard Mitigation Grant Application
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Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)
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System Access Portal for Forestry Grants User Guide - Contract Signing
System Access Portal for Forestry Grants User Guide – Contract Signing

System Access Portal User Guide for application and administration of forestry grants. This guide assists with contract signing.

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System Access Portal for Forestry Grants User Guide - Registration User Guide
System Access Portal for Forestry Grants User Guide – Registration User Guide

System Access Portal User Guide for registering to use the grants system.

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System Access Portal for Forestry Grants User Guide - Requesting a Contract Amendment
System Access Portal for Forestry Grants User Guide – Requesting a Contract Amendment

System Access Portal User Guide for application and administration of forestry grants. This guide assists with requesting a contract amendment.

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System Access Portal for Forestry Grants User Guide - Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants
System Access Portal for Forestry Grants User Guide – Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants

System Access Portal User Guide for application and administration of Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants.

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Virginia Department of Forestry Grants - Frequently Asked Questions
Virginia Department of Forestry Grants – Frequently Asked Questions

Document answers the most common questions asked about forestry grants, including application requirements, qualifying expenses, reimbursements and other how do I… questions.

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