Explorer-Cadet Program
CSFA Number: 592-01-0851
Agency Name
Office Of The State Fire Marshal (592)
Agency Contact
Ronny Wickenhauser
217-558-0577
Ronny.J.Wickenhauser@illinois.gov
Short Description
Provides funding to the Illinois Fire Service Institute for the operation of the Fire Cadet Explorers Program. Youth ages 15 through 20 are provided the opportunity to learn basic firefighting skills in preparation for a possible career as a firefighter.
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Education Employment, Labor, and Training
Objectives and Goals
The Fire Cadet Explorers Program has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to get
hands-on experience and knowledge of required in today’s fire service.
Types of Assistance
Non-competitive
Uses and Restrictions
Funds may be used for all operational costs associated with the Fire Cadet Explorers Program.

This program is exempt from indirect costs.
Eligibility Requirements
The Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) at the University of Illinois is eligible for this grant
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Funding is restricted to the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI). Funding is contingent on an appropriation.
Assistance Consideration
This is a reimbursement program. IFSI 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).
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
30 ILCS 708
2 CFR 200

Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2019 : $65,000
FY 2020 : $65,000
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)07/01/201906/30/202065,000