Firefighter Training Grant Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This grant program is designed to address recruitment and retention challenges in the Wisconsin fire service. The Department​ will award grants of up to $50,000 to qualified fire departments, technical colleges, or school districts to establish or expand youth fire fighter training programs for high school juniors and seniors. 

2024 Grant Schedule:​

​A​nnouncement Released
​January 8, 2024

​Application Submission Deadline
​February 5, 2024

​Anticipated Grant Award Announcement​
​February 29, 2024

​(Projected) Contract Start Date
​Based on Proposal
​Grant End Date
​One year from contract start date


​Grant Availability Announcement
​Pilot Youth Volunteer Firefighter Training Program Grant Availability Announcement
​Grant Application​
​Youth Volunteer Firefighter Training Program Grant Application
​​Application Attachment A
​Application ​Attachment A: Budget Line Items Table and Budget Detail
​​​Grant Evaluation Rubric and Scoresheet
Grant Evaluation Rubric and Scoresheet​​​
​DSPS Youth Firefighter Training Grant - Virtual Forum​​YouTube​ Recording of Virtual Forum
​FAQs for Youth Firefighter Training Grant Program
FAQs for Youth​ Firefighter Training Grant Program​​​