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  Funding Opportunity Details
 83872-Rural Fire Capacity Program - 2019
  DNRC Forestry
  Application Deadline: 05/17/2019 11:59 PM
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date:
Project End Date:
Award Announcement Date: 04/01/2019
Program Officer: Rhea Blankenship
Phone: 406-542-4267 x
This Opportunity is recurring  Yes 
Categorical Area(s) To be Addressed by Program  Rural and Volunteer Fire 

The Rural Fire Capacity (RFC) grant is a federal matching funds program with dollars provided through the USDA Forest Service.  The program is administered by the Montana State Forester, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation – DNRC.  The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to provide funds to the Montana DNRC to organize, train and equip local fire organizations for preventing and suppressing wildfires.

This assistance is available only to communities under 10,000 in population, but groups of smaller communities may join together in a combined effort to serve more than 10,000 people.

Costs associated with the project prior to project approval and grant are not eligible for funding.

Project coverage might include such items as formation of rural and volunteer fire districts, fire training, fire equipment, and PPE.  Construction or improvement of fire stations, normal operational expenses, and maintenance expenses cannot qualify for RFC funds.

Federal funds may not be used as a match to RFC funds.

County-wide applications will receive priority consideration.  If the county has no fire council or fire association, applications may be submitted through the county fire warden.


DNRC Contact:

Rhea Blankenship

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Description File Name File Size
Purchasing Guideline RFC_2019_2020PurchGuide .pdf 97 KB
RFA 2019 Application Paper RFC_APPLICATION2019.pdf 294 KB
Appendix B Capital Equipment RFC_APPXB_CapitalEquipment.pdf 142 KB
Authorizing Statement RFC_AuthorizingStatement2019.pdf 140 KB
Form AD-1048 US Dept. of Agriculture RFC_FORMAD1048USDEPT.pdf 20 KB
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