Rural fire funding is available
Rural fire departments that need money for training, equipment or fire prevention may be eligible for funding recently allocated by Congress. The $10 million appropriation is being administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the National Park Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Fish and Wildlife Service.
According to the National Interagency Fire Center, based in Boise, Idaho, the money will be divided among the four agencies, and each agency will distribute the funds to its local offices. The local offices, working with community partners, will develop a process for distributing the funds.
For details about the program, including criteria for qualification, visit the National Interagency Fire Center’s Web site at www.nifc.gov.