Download PDF: Annual Package Cover Letter June 2019

This letter serves as notification of the availability of the FY2019 Annual Package.  Beginning with FY2013, VDFP began providing the Annual Package electronically.  The Annual Package may be found on the Virginia Department of Fire Programs’ website and contains the following:

Aid to Localities (ATL)

  • FY2019 Audit Sheet
  • Disbursement Agreement
  • FY2018 Annual Report
  • FY2018 Allocations (actual)
  • FY2019 Allocations (estimated)
  • FY2019 Disbursement Schedule
  • Helpful Hints in Completing Annual Reports and Agreements

Live Fire Training Structure Grant Program

Regional Fire Services Training Grants Program

Due to funding limitations applications will not be accepted in FY19.

  • FY2020 Regional Fire Services Training Facilities Grants Application

VFIRS Hardware Grants Program

  • Letter from VDFP Information and Statistics Manager
  • FY2019 Application

Conference and Education Assistance Grants Program

  • FY2020 Conference and Education Grant Application

You will notice that there is no application package for the Training Mini Grant Program due to a lack of funding for FY2018.  No Training Mini Grant applications will be accepted for FY2018.

Please note that the application postmark deadline for the VFIRS Hardware Grants is August 31, 2018.

Also note that the FY2018 Annual Report will not be accepted prior to July 1, 2018.


Aid to Localities Entitlement (ATL) Program

The Virginia Fire Services Board (VFSB) voted to adopt new minimum ATL allocations for Towns, Cities, and

Counties. Beginning July 1, 2013 (FY2014), the minimum ATL allocations for Towns have been increased to

$10,000; and Counties and Cities has been increased to $20,000.  Below is a chart to illustrate the minimum increases:

Type of Jurisdiction

Prior to July 1, 2013

NEW Effective July 1, 2013

Incorporated Towns

$  8,000

$ 10,000


$ 16,000

$ 20,000


$ 16,000

$ 20,000

ATL allocations are calculated based upon the most current US Population Census which was conducted in

2010.  Based upon population, jurisdictions that have ATL allocations that fall below the minimum dollar values will have their ATL allocations raised to the minimum dollar level specified above.

Burn Building Grant Program

Prototype II Class A Burn Buildings

The Virginia Fire Services Board (VFSB) voted to remove Prototype II Class A Burn Buildings from Policy until such time the prefab building manufacturers can engineer a building to withstand the sustained and peak

temperatures of Class A fuel.

Regional Fire Services Training Facilities (RFSTF) Grant Program

The Program is designed to provide defined grants to Virginia localities to provide multijurisdictional training as regional fire services training facilities per the NFPA 1001 and 1403 training standards.

Applications may be submitted after Jjuly 1, 2019, but must be postmarked by September 1, 2019 to be considered. The Program will be evaluated as competitive.  FY2018 awards will be made by January 2020 with project performance between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

The Program Policy and related documents can be found on our website under the Grants & Local Aid\Regional

Fire Services Training Facilities Grant Program web link.

VFIRS Hardware Grants Program

The Virginia Fire Services Board (VFSB) voted to reduce the amount of funding for the VFIRS Grant from

$1,000 to $700 at the June Board meeting.  This reduction will allow the VFSB & VDFP to provide more applicants with funding. The minimum specifications can be found in the Agency Practices document located on

our website under the Grants & Local Aid\Technology Grants (VFIRS) web link.

Conference and Education Assistance Grant Program

The program provides financial support for conferences and seminars sponsored by Virginia based nonprofit organization to further the education of fire and emergency service personnel. Applications may be submitted

throughout the year, but must be postmarked by May 1, 2019. The Program will be evaluated as competitive. FY2020 awards will be made by July 2019 with project performance between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

If you have questions about the documents and forms or need additional assistance, dont hesitate to contact me at 8042491958 or via email at

Respectfully, Theresa Hunter

Budget and Grants Manager