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 $25,000 to qualified fire departments, technical colleges, or school districts to establish or expand youth fire fighter recruitment and training programs for middle and high school age youth. 

2024 Grant Schedule:​

​Announcement 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​​​