More than a dozen north Iowa rural fire departments will receive part of almost $290,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants from the Iowa DNR.
The 50% cost-share grants aid firefighters’ efforts in protecting Iowan’s and their property from wildfires. The grants offer valuable funding assistance for wildfire suppression, personal protective and communications equipment.
The following north Iowa fire departments will receive 2021 VFA grants: Alta Vista, Cresco, Denver, Frederika, Greene, Ionia, Lime Springs, Manly, McGregor, New Hampton, Nora Springs, Ossian, Ridgeway, Shell Rock, Stacyville, Waukon, and West Union.
The grants are made possible through Iowa DNR Forestry, in cooperation with US Forest Service – State and Private Forestry.