Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program
CSFA Number: 588-15-1018
Agency Name
Illinois Emergency Management Agency (588)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Tolly Knezevich
Short Description
The REP grant is a State Funded Preparedness Program intended to support local government planning, training and exercise requirements associated with, off-site disaster response and recovery from a Nuclear Power Plant accident. Grants are made primarily to local government entities located within the 10 mile Emergency Planning Zone.
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Disaster Prevention and Relief
Enabling Legislation
Objectives and Goals
To support local governments in their planning, training and exercise efforts in order to effectively provide public health and safety from the effects of a nuclear power plant accident.
Types of Assistance
Direct Payments for Specific Use
Uses and Restrictions
The following categories are used by the Agency staff as a guide in determining necessary activities and authorized expenses payable under this Part. These categories are designed to achieve equality among known prospective grantees while taking into account the limitations imposed by the availability of appropriated funds. 1) Necessary Activities: Plan development and maintenance, preparation for and participation in training, preparation for and participation in exercises and drills and maintenance of a specific capability to implement nuclear emergency response plans. 2) Authorized Expenses: Personnel Services, travel, equipment use, telecommunications, and miscellaneous expenses related to maintaining the capability to implement nuclear emergency response plans.
Eligibility Requirements
Local governmental entities incurring expenses attributable to implementation and maintenance of the plans and programs authorized by Section 4 of Illinois Nuclear Safety Preparedness Act [420 ILCS 5].
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Participating applicants shall submit to the Agency by March 15 of each year a grant application for the purpose of determining the amount of the grant award. The Agency shall execute a grant agreement with each grantee to whom a grant is awarded. The grant agreement shall specify the parties to the grant, the term of the grant, the amount of the grant, method of payment of the grant funds, permissible uses of the grant funds and the documentation of expenditures to be maintained by the grantee. On July 1 of each year or soon thereafter as is practicable, the Agency shall disburse to the grantee the grant amount determined by the Agency for that state fiscal year.
Assistance Consideration
Grant funds are awarded in advance, grantees are required to meet all terms and conditions of the agreement to include, eligible pre-approved expenditures, reporting requirements, and expenditures must be utilized prior to the end date of the agreement.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
32 Illinois Administrative Code 501

Indirect Costs restrictions and limitations:
Indirect costs are not addressed or included in neither the act nor the code.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $650,000
FY 2016 : $650,000
FY 2017 : $650,000
FY 2018 : $650,000
FY 2019 : $650,000
FY 2020 : $650,000
FY 2021 : $650,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities