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Volunteer Fire Department Fund - Facts

G.S. 58-87-1

Funding:

G.S. 105-228.5 Tax paid by NC licensed insurance company’s on property insurance from the Gross premiums.

Purpose:

To assist fire departments to purchase equipment and make capital expenditures. Fire Departments shall match the grant on a dollar-for-dollar basis, up to $30,000.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Population served is 12,000 or less
  2. Fire Department is all volunteer, with the exception of 6 paid positions.
  3. Fire Department must be recognized as rated/certified by the Department of Insurance.

DO NOT PLACE ORDERS PRIOR TO MAY 15 ANNOUNCEMENT DATE

Review of Applications:

Applications are reviewed and scored using a non subjective point system. Areas evaluated are; all volunteer/paid positions, population served, number and age of department vehicles, financial status and type of equipment being requested. At the time all applications have been entered into the database and scored, the available monies is entered. The computer selects the applications with the lowest total score until the available monies is exhausted.