|New Market Volunteers awarded Maryland DNR Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant|
|By Fire Chief Benjamin Nalborczyk|
|September 26, 2017|
The New Market Volunteers are proud to announce their recent receipt of a Maryland DNR Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant in the amount of $1,775.00 toward a total project cost of $3,550.00. We intend to use these highly valuable grant funds toward purchasing new fire hose, portable lighting and hand tools for our wildland fire response capabilities, without grants like this many of our yearly projects would not be possible. New Market DVFC was the only corporation in Frederick County to take advantage of this grant opportunity and receive award subsequently.
See grant press release below:
"45 Volunteer Fire Departments in 17 Counties to Receive $102,548 in Grant Funding
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service announced the 2017 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grants to 45 volunteer fire departments across the state. The projects are to be funded in 17 Maryland counties to assist volunteer fire companies to enhance wildland fire protection in rural communities.
This year 66 Volunteer Fire Departments from 19 counties applied for funding assistance with $512,256 in projects. The Maryland Forest Service awarded grant funds to 45 fire departments for $102,548 in match funding to complete $232,663 in total project cost. The maximum grant awarded was $3,000 per department. The Federal Grant funds are provided by the USDA Forest Service."