Financial Hardship

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Individuals who demonstrate a financial hardship may apply for a grant through the California Fire Foundation. Please complete and print the application and include any required documentation.  Please mail application and documents to CA Fire Foundation, 1780 Creekside Oaks, Sacramento, CA 95833. Please click here for the application.


Eligible Test Fees
Individuals may be eligible for both the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) & Written Test events - Up to $275.

This includes:

  • Two (2) CPAT Orientation Sessions
  • Two (2) CPAT Practice Sessions
  • One (1) CPAT Test
  • One (1) Written Test Prep
  • One (1) Written Test

Rescheduling Your Test
Candidates may reschedule their test date up to two (2) business days before their event date without penalty. Changes less than two (2) business days before an event may be subject to termination of grant.

No Shows
If you do not show up for your scheduled event, you will forfeit that portion of your grant.