Good Neighbor Firefighter Safety Program




About the Program

State Farm® has teamed up with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to award $500,000 in grants to local volunteer fire departments – the ultimate good neighbors. The Good Neighbor Firefighter Safety Program helps departments obtain the equipment they need to increase responder safety and improve service to the community.


To apply, departments must meet the following criteria:

  • This grant must be used for eligible fire department equipment.
  • The person applying or department chief must be a member of the NVFC. To help departments meet this requirement and gain access to all NVFC member benefits, State Farm is providing complimentary memberships to the first 500 eligible applicants.
  • Department must be at least 50% volunteer; paid on-call is considered volunteer.
  • Department must be located in the U.S. and legally organized under state law.
  • Department must serve a population of 25,000 or less.
  • Revenue for the department’s most recently completed fiscal year must not have exceeded $250,000.
  • Department must demonstrate a need for the grant by indicating what the funds will be used for and articulating the impact this grant will have on the department and community.
  • Department must be willing to share a department photo or video and publicize the grant award (NVFC will provide sample promotional tools and templates to help).
  • Department must report back within four months on how the grant funds were used.
  • Only one application will be accepted per department; any subsequent applications received for that department will be ineligible.


A total of 500 applications will be accepted in the 2024 grant cycle. The application period is open from August 1-18 or until 500 applications are received, whichever comes first.

Get ready for the application period with this application guidance.

Selection Process

After the application period ends, an expert panel selected by the NVFC will review the applications. Fifty winning departments will be chosen to receive a $10,000 grant. Winners will be announced during Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12. Winners will be contacted directly before the public announcement is made.


If you have any questions, please contact Lori Shirley at or 202-887-5700 ext. 125.

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National Volunteer Fire Council
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides critical resources, programs, education, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Learn more at