Funding opportunity: IL State Fire Marshal’s Small Equipment Grant program
Applications for the Small Equipment Grant program are now being accepted. The Small Equipment Grant Program was established to provide grants of up to $26,000 for the purchase of small firefighting and ambulance equipment.
Applications must be postmarked no later than February 29, 2020. $3.5 million is available for this application cycle. Most Illinois fire departments, fire protection districts and township fire departments are eligible to apply for grants. Additionally, ambulance services that are a not-for-profit emergency medical service provider are also eligible to apply. An ambulance service shall be a volunteer, non-profit, stand-alone emergency medical service provider not tied in any financial or legal manner to a fire department. Applicants in this category may have to provide additional documentation in order to verify eligibility. Read more.