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Illinois Offering $1M Grant to Fire Departments Impacted by COVID-19

Illinois fire departments that lost revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic are now eligible to receive $1 million in funds, according to state officials.

Posted: Jun 28, 2021 10:30 AM
Updated: Jun 29, 2021 9:29 AM

In Illinois, fire departments impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are now eligible to receive $1 million in funding.

Governor JB Pritzker and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal says the grant is meant to help volunteer/combination departments make up for lost revenues due to the lack of fundraising events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to be eligible for the assistance grant the applying fire department must:

  • Be an Illinois combination or volunteer fire department;
  • Operate within a jurisdiction with a population at or less than 7,500 people;
  • Have an approved annual budget at or less than $150,000;
  • Have an OSFM Fire Department Identification Number (FDID); and
  • Be current with their National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) reports at the time of application.

You can find an application for the grant and more information on illinois.gov

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