Scott City Fire Dept. receives over $2,000 through grant | News
SCOTT CITY, MO (KFVS) - The Scott City Fire Department received $2,060.02 through the VFA Fire Department matching grant program.
The grant money will go towards buying firefighting equipment.
During July and August, matching funds grant checks for rural fire departments are being distributed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Forestry Division staff.
The group says 182 fire departments are receiving checks up to $4,000 to help with the purchase of personal protective gear and firefighting equipment, for wildfire as well as structure fire suppression efforts.
The total funding awarded to Missouri fire departments through the matching funds grant program this year is $354,467. Fire departments are required to match 50 percent of the funds, which are provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the U.S. Forest Service, Volunteer Fire Assistance Program.
Throughout the last 30 years, over $7 million has been distributed to rural fire departments to help them increase the safety of their firefighters and provide them with better firefighting equipment.
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