WDNR: Forest Fire Protection (FFP) Grant Program - Fire Department

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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Next deadline: Jul 1, 2024 9:59pm PDT (Full proposal)

Later deadlines: Mar 15, 2025 9:59pm PDT (Pre proposal), Jul 1, 2025 9:59pm PDT (Full proposal)

Grant amount: US $750 - US $25,000

Fields of work: Firefighting & Fire Prevention

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Wisconsin

Location of residency: Wisconsin


NOTE: The pre-proposal deadline is the deadline to order from the stockroom.

Forest Fire Protection (FFP) Grant Program - Fire Department

Forest Fire Protection (FFP) 50% cost-share grants are available to Wisconsin fire departments and county/area fire associations. Grant funding is intended to expand the use of local fire departments to augment and strengthen the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) overall initial-attack fire suppression capabilities on forest fires.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.



  • Prioritized Funding Categories:
    • Personal Protective Equipment (must meet NFPA 1977 standards)
    • Forest Fire Training
    • Forest Fire Prevention and Wildland Urban Interface
    • Forest Fire Suppression Tools, Equipment, Supplies and Materials (includes dry hydrant components and supplies for new installations only)
    • Communication Equipment for Forest Fire Suppression
    • Dry Hydrant Installation (costs such as excavation, site preparation, engine pad and signage)
    • Mapping, GPS
    • Off-road, all-wheel-drive vehicles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs, RTVs, UTVs) up to 5-ton capacity used primarily for forest fire suppression (vehicles limited to individual fire department applicants)


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This page was last reviewed January 23, 2024 and last updated January 16, 2024