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Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP)
The FEPP Program refers to the United States Forest Service owned property that is loaned to State Foresters through a cooperative agreement for the purpose of wildland and rural firefighting.

Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA)
The VFA is a United States Forest Service Grant Program administered by all 50 State Forest Fire Protection Agencies to provide funding to organize, train, and equip fire departments in rural areas and rural communities.

The VFA Application period is now open. The Deadline is January 10, 2020

For more information OR to request an Application, please contact the Assistant Division Firewarden at

All 2019 grant agreements must be closed for your organization to be awarded a 2020 grant award.

Click here for a PDF version of the 2020 VFA Application

Community Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program
This NJ Forest Fire Service grant program delivers National Fire Plan funding directly to organizations on a local level.

Fuels Reduction Biomass and Marketing Grant
This grant provides one time cost-share incentives to stimulate the timber harvesting and production capabilities within the NJ Pinelands Region, with the goal of reducing the costs of hazardous wildland fuel reduction projects.

Applications for these grants are available for you to download as a pdf file, simply click on the applications above. To view these applications, you either need PDF viewer enabled in your Internet application or Acrobat Reader on your computer. Most people have a copy of Reader somewhere on their computer but you may download the newest version FREE at the Adobe site.


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