Cornerstone
CSFA Number: 592-00-1729
Agency Name
Office Of The State Fire Marshal (592)
Agency Contact
Ronny Wickenhauser
217-558-0577
Ronny.J.Wickenhauser@illinois.gov
Short Description
Makes firefighter skills training locally available at no cost to Illinois fire departments.
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Education Employment, Labor, and Training
Objectives and Goals
The Cornerstone Program delivers fundamental and essential skills training to local fire departments, MABAS Divisions and Mutual Aid Associations throughout the state. The goals of this program are to provide basic training on fire fighting at the firefighter, vehicle operator, company officer, and chief levels and to reach fire departments that have not been able to participate in the certification program.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Eligibility Requirements
Only the Illinois Fire Service Institute is eligible for funding.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Awards are based on available appropriations.
Assistance Consideration
This is a reimbursement program. The grantee must show expenditures that equal or exceed the grant amount each year.
Post Assistance Requirements
The grantee must maintain, for a minimum of three years after the completion of the agreement, adequate books, records, and supporting documents to verify the amounts, recipients, and uses of all disbursements of funds passing in conjunction with the agreement. The agreement and all books, records, or papers related to the program, project, or use for which grant funds were provided and supporting document related to the agreement shall be available for review and audit by the Office, Auditor General, Attorney General, and Inspector General. The grantee must cooperate fully with any audit and to provide full access to all relevant materials. Failure to maintain the books, records, and supporting documents required by this section shall establish a presumption in favor of the State for the recovery of any funds paid by the State under the agreement for which adequate books, records, and supporting documentation are not available to support their purported disbursement.

In the event that the grant is not expended in the manner approved, the recipient must refund the full amount of the grant award. Recovery of grant funds shall be accomplished in accordance with the Illinois Grant Funds Recovery Act (30 ILCS 705).
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2019 : $350,000
FY 2020 : $350,000
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None