The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal is reminding local departments that it is still accepting applications for the Small Equipment Grant Program. Eligible entities, including fire departments, fire protection districts, township fire departments, and not-for-profit ambulance services, can apply. This initiative aims to alleviate financial strains faced by many fire departments.
Under this program, grants of up to $26,000 are available for the acquisition of small firefighting and ambulance equipment. A total funding pool of $4 million has been allocated for this purpose. Qualified departments must submit their applications by December 15, 2023, to be considered for funding.