State & Private Forestry Cooperative Fire Assistance


With respect to nonfederal forest and other rural lands to assist in the control of rural fires; prevention, control, suppression, and prescribed use of fires on non-federal forest lands and other non-federal lands; development and transfer of new and improved fire prevention, control, suppression and prescribed fire technologies; organization of shared fire suppression resources, and achievement of more efficient fire mitigation and protection for States and local communities; provision of financial, technical and related assistance to local rural fire fighting forces.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Cooperative Fire Assistance, Title Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act, Section 10, Public Law 95-313 as amended, 16 U.S.C. 2106a-c
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Primary recipients are State Forestry agencies. non-profit organizations, tribal organizations, and educational institutions.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Contact the headquarters or regional locations as appropriate for specific program information
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Assistance is awarded through grants or cooperative agreements by headquarters or regional offices. Applicants must coordinate with Forest Service program managers.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Not applicable.
From 30 to 60 days. Grants may be awarded for a period of up to 5 years, including extensions.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Use funds for necessary expenses to plan, implement, and support the prevention, control, suppression, and prescribed use of fires on non-federal forest lands and other non-federal lands.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Performance reports are required and should include detailed information about activity under the award, milestone, and any identified obstacles or issues.
Not applicable.
Records must be kept following the regulations at 2 CFR 200.333
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is mandatory. 100%. Federal funds must be matched at a 1:1 ratio.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is available on a case by case basis, depending on budgets and national priority. Assistance may be awarded for a period of up to 5 years. Assistance awarded through grants or cooperative agreements. Funding is released according to the terms of the award.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Brad Simpkins
201 14th St SW
Washington, DC 20250 USA
Phone: 603-312-8326
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$26,785,259.00; FY 23 FY 24 FY 21$26,148,881.00; FY 20$20,927,623.00; FY 19$21,671,722.00; FY 18$8,952,500.00; FY 17 Estimate Not Available -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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