The Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grant program distributes funding through state foresters to local fire departments to help them prepare to fight wildland fire. Representatives Kim Schrier (D-WA) and Mike Bost (R-IL) are circulating a sign-on letter seeking a $1 million increase for VFA in FY 2022, from $19 million to $20 million. The letter also asks for $88.5 million for the State Fire Assistance grant program, which helps with state-level wildland fire response. Use the NVFC’s Legislative Action Center to contact your U.S. Representative to ask them to co-sign the VFA/SFA funding letter.
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