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Oregon Department of Forestry's mission to protect, manage and promote stewardship of our forests begins with fire prevention. Make fire prevention a priority in your life by following rules and regulations and being good stewards of the land. Stay up-to-date with fire restrictions by visiting our fire restrictions map. Browse the rest of our site below for additional fire prevention and safety tips whether you're at home, at work, or play. Let's Keep Oregon Green for this generation and generations to come.

Grant opportunities

​​​​​​​​​​What is it?

Implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to provide $1B over a 5 year period ($200M per year) to communities at risk of wildfire to 1) develop/revise their Com​munity Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP)​ and/or 2) implement mitigation activities identified within their CWPPs.​​

Who is eligible to apply?

Communities at risk of wildfire, including local governments, non-profit organizations, HOAs, Tribes and State Forestry agencies.

How to apply?

The 2024 application period is tentatively scheduled to open mid- to late-summer of 2024. We will post updates to this page when available. Applicants will need to submit an online grant proposal through Contact Shauna Morris at to request a unique application link for each grant proposal. Check the USDA Forest Service - CWDG page for guidance as well as informational webinar dates.

Helpful tools for the 2023 application process:

​​​These federally funded grants help fire agencies meet their firefighting and emergency response needs. Links provide guidance on VFC grants along with instructions and forms to apply.

The 2024 Volunteer Fire Capacity application period is open from March 18, 2024, until May 3, 2024.

There is an additional one-time funding opportunity from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for purchases of slip-on tanks. If you would like to apply for this additional funding, please complete page 5 of the application and include a narrative on page 5 explaining the need.

Please note: Timeframes for the VFC award have changed:

  • Application period: March 18, 2024 - May 3, 2024
  • Fire departments receive Notice of Award: June 30, 2024
  • Purchasing period: Oct. 1, 2024 - Sept. 30, 2025
  • Reimbursement request deadline: Oct. 15, 2025
  • In-kind Match: July 1, 2024 - Sept. 30, 2025
Volunteering Fire Capacity awarded funding, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure funding, is subject to finalization of signed agreements, and receipt of funding from the USDA Forest Service.

Questions? Email the VFC Coordinator.​​

​​These grants help communities reduce their vuln​erability to wildfire.​ Contact your local ODF field office​ to learn more.​​​​

Additional fire prevention programs/plans




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