Federal Grants On Hand to Help Pennsylvania Rural Communities


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The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will be approving grants to help rural communities in Pennsylvania protect against and prevent fire hazards in forested, undeveloped and isolated areas.

The federal grants are also going to fund volunteer fire companies for the protection of rural communities. DCNR is only accepting grant request submissions online. Applications must be sent via the DCNR’s eGrant webpage.

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Federal Programs Related to - Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other

Programs that seek to prevent, predict or mitigate the effects of disasters (e.g. fires, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes); prepare people to cope with disasters; or provide broad-based relief services to disaster victims. Also includes programs that rescue accident victims; provide first aid training and services; and/or offer safety education programs .

Federal Programs Related to - Fire Protection

Programs that control and extinguish fires; inspect buildings, hillside property and industrial plants to ensure compliance with fire codes; and provide the equipment and trained firefighters necessary for a quick and efficient response to fires when they occur. Fire Code Inspections; Fire Departments; Fire Safety Inspections; Fire Suppression Systems; Wildfire Residential Fire Protection Systems

Federal Programs Related to - Fire Prevention

Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures that people can take to protect homes, businesses and property from the threat of fire. Fire Safety; First Aid Firefighting


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