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Fire-Rescue Grants and Relief Funds

Effective April 17, 2018, invoice(s) and proof of payment must be uploaded via the internal application for review in lieu of mailing them to the Mail Service Center.
Please direct all emails for the grants department to:

2020 Fire Grant Application period

The application opens on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 8 a.m. The deadline will be Monday, March 2, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Firefighters Relief Fund - Benefit

Due to recent legislative changes, the Relief Fund Certification to the Commissioner required by statute, commonly known as the "Report of Fire Conditions", "Certification of Eligibility", or "Board of Trustees Report", must now be collected by the NC State Firefighters' Association. Rather than being due October 31st, this report can now be made by the Fire Chief when they do their Certified Rosters at year end. The report is now due to them by January 15th, along with the Certified Roster. The new law reads as follows:

SECTION 3. G.S. 58-84-46 reads as rewritten:

§ 58-84-46. Certification to Commissioner. On or before October 31 of each year, the fire chief of each city or county that has a local board of trustees under G.S. 58-84-30 shall file a certificate of eligibility with the North Carolina State Firefighters' Association on a form prescribed by the Association. If the certificate is not filed with the Association on or before January 31 in the ensuing year:
(1) The Local Firefighters' Relief Fund for that fire department shall forfeit the payment next due to be paid to its the Fund's board of trustees, if the fire chief fails to file the certificate required by this section.
(2) The Association shall inform the Commissioner of the local Firefighters' Relief Funds that have not filed the certificate required by this section, and the Commissioner shall pay over that amount otherwise due to those local Funds to the treasurer of the North Carolina State Firefighters' Association.
(3) That amount shall constitute a part of the Statewide Firefighters' Relief Fund.

Based on these changes, the NCDOI will no longer need the BTR (formally known as the Report of Fire Conditions) to be submitted to our office by October 31st. Effective immediately, this information will be submitted to the North Carolina State Firefighter's Association (NCSFA) at year end by including it in your Certified Roster submittal. The report will be encompassed within their on-line Certified Roster system beginning in December. Once the report is compiled by them, they will provide the information to the NCDOI.

If you have any questions about the Board of Trustee Report, please contact the North Carolina State Firefighter's Association (NCSFA) at: 1-800-253-4733 or 919-821-2132.