The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry Fire Program has grant money available for Iowa’s rural fire departments to help battle wildfire.
Applications are due October 15th. The grant provides 50-percent reimbursement for wildland fire equipment, with a maximum reimbursement grant of 45-hundred dollars per department. The grants offer funding assistance for wildfire suppression equipment, slide-in units, hoses, nozzles, adapters, portable tanks and pumps, personal protective equipment, and communications equipment.
All Iowa volunteer fire departments were mailed information about the 2022 Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant. The application package and Wildland Fire Report form are both available at the Iowa DNR website.