Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Reimbursement Program
CSFA Number: 592-01-1019
Agency Name
Office Of The State Fire Marshal (592)
Agency Contact
Ronny Wickenhauser
Short Description
Provides reimbursement for certain costs incurred by units of local government or volunteer fire organizations for responses to hazardous materials incidents.
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Disaster Prevention and Relief
Enabling Legislation
Hazardous Materials Response Reimbursement Act (430 ILCS 55)
Objectives and Goals
To provide a mechanism for emergency responders to recoup costs associated with responding to hazardous materials incidents.
Types of Assistance
Direct Payments for Specific Use
Uses and Restrictions
This is a reimbursement program. Eligible costs for reimbursement are subject to the following limitations: Replacement of Expended Materials, including (e.g. specialized firefighting foam, absorbents. damaged hoses, protective clothing, or other damaged equipment, any other reasonable and necessary equipment and/or supplies that have been used, expended, contracted for, damaged, or chemically contaminated, and includes disposal or costs for equipment, supplies, or materials), and repair or decontamination of equipment.

This program is exempt from the 2 CFR 200 and the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act.
Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include units of local government or volunteer fire protection organizations that provides or procures firefighting services, emergency rescue services, emergency medical services, Hazardous Materials response teams, or civil defense.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Applications for reimbursement must be submitted. Applications can be found on the agency's website (www.sfm.illinois.gov). Applications are reviewed by the Fire Advisory Commission (FAC). The FAC makes recommendations to the State Fire Marshal on whether to approve or deny applications, and if approved the amount to be reimbursed. The State Fire Marshal makes the final decision on the application.
Assistance Consideration
More than $500 must have been expended for the response and the response cost must exceed 2% of the response agency's annual budget. Applicants must not have received reimbursement from the party responsible for the incident. No more than $10,000 may be reimbursed.
Post Assistance Requirements
If an applicant receives reimbursement from the responsible party after reimbursement has been provided by the state, the applicant must forward such reimbursement (up to the amount provided by the state) to the agency.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Hazardous Materials Response Reimbursement Act (430 ILCS 55)
Illinois Administrative Code, Title 41, Part 270

Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $10,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities