Chicago Fire Department Training Grant
CSFA Number: 592-01-0502
Agency Name
Office Of The State Fire Marshal (592)
Agency Contact
Ronny Wickenhauser
Short Description
Provides funding for the operational expenses of the Chicago Fire Department training program
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Education Employment, Labor, and Training
Enabling Legislation
State Fire Marshal Act (20 ILCS 2905/2); State Finance Act (30 ILCS 105/8); Fire Investigation Act (425 ILCS 25/13.1); Public Act 82-706
Objectives and Goals
To support the training of Chicago firefighters.
Types of Assistance
Uses and Restrictions
To pay to or in behalf of the City of Chicago for the maintenance, expenses, facilities and structures directly incident to the Chicago Fire Department training program. Such payments may be made either as reimbursements for expenditures previously made by the City, or as payments at the time the City has incurred an obligation which is then due and payable for such expenditures. Payments for the Chicago Fire Department training program shall be made only for those expenditures which are not claimable by the City under "An Act relating to fire protection training", certified November 9, 1971, as amended.

This program is exempt from indirect costs.
Eligibility Requirements
Funding is restricted to the Chicago Fire Department
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Funding is set at 10% of the prior year Fire Marshal Tax receipts (see 425 ILCS 25/12)
Assistance Consideration
This is a reimbursement program. The City of Chicago must show expenditures that equal or exceed the grant amount each year. Additionally, the City of Chicago cannot claim reimbursement for expenses that are claimable under the Illinois Fire Protection Training Act (50 ILCS 740).
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).
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
20 ILCS 2905/2
30 ILCS 105/8
425 ILCS 25/13.1
30 ILCS 708
2 CFR 200
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $2,480,900
FY 2016 : $2,544,200
FY 2017 : $2,689,600
FY 2018 : $2,747,000
FY 2019 : $2,801,700
FY 2020 : $2,838,800
FY 2021 : $3,041,600
FY 2022 : $3,279,800
FY 2023 : $3,418,200
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities