FEMA Grants and Other Grant Opportunities
COVID-19 Relief Fund Grant
Per recent legislation (Senate Bill 105, Section 30.2(b)), funds have been allotted to provide grants to eligible fire departments in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000). These funds are to help reduce the financial impact of COVID-19 and the ability of departments to hold fundraisers to increase revenue.
This grant does not require a match by the fire department.
Eligible fire departments must meet all current 9S requirements.
Fire departments must also meet the requirements of the Volunteer Fire Department Fund grant:
- Department is all volunteer, with the exception of six (6) paid positions.
- Department must be currently reporting to NFIRS.
- Department must be recognized as rated/certified by NC Department of Insurance.
- Department must have a current charter and written contract on file with OSFM for all counties and/or municipalities served.
To apply, please visit OSFM24 and click on "Apply for 2022 COVID-19 Grant."
All COVID-19 Financial Relief Grant applications MUST be submitted no later than July 1, 2022.
2020 Blue Cross Blue Shield Rural Initiative Grant
The North Carolina Department of Insurance - Office of State Fire Marshal and the North Carolina State Firefighters' Association have partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield to provide grant funds to fire departments in North Carolina with an operating budget of fifty-thousand dollars ($50,000) or less.
Each recipient will receive a check for five thousand dollars ($5,000). These funds can be utilized towards equipment and/or department expenses in order to help the department continue operating effectively in these unprecedented times.