Operational Assistance Grants

Annually OFS distributes funding to rural fire departments serving communities with populations less than 10,000 that depend either fully or partially on volunteer firefighters.  These grants are authorized by Governor Mary Fallin and funded by the Oklahoma Legislature.  Grant funds can be used for purchasing items such as firefighting equipment, insurance premiums, equipment maintenance and personal protective gear.  For more details on Oklahoma's Operational grants, such as how a department becomes eligible, we have prepared a OFS Fire Note on the subject!  Click here for a copy.

                                                 State Fiscal Year 2018

OFS is distributing more than $3.28 million in operational grant funds to
855 certified rural fire departments across the state ($3,844.20 per department).   These funds will be split into two payments of $1,922.10 each and paid in August 2017 and May 2018.

FY2018 Operational Grant Recipients (sorted by name)

FY2018 Operational Grant Recipients (sorted by county)

Information for Fire Departments receiving grants:

Operational Grants Usage Guidelines

Operational Grants Expenditure Worksheet