Mutual Aid Box Alarm System
CSFA Number: 592-01-0852
Agency Name
Office Of The State Fire Marshal (592)
Agency Contact
Ronny Wickenhauser
Short Description
Provides funding for the operational costs of MABAS
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Disaster Prevention and Relief
Enabling Legislation
Fire Investigation Act (425 ILCS 25/13.1)
Objectives and Goals
Funding is used to support the operational expenses of MABAS, which provides emergency rapid response and sustained operations when a jurisdiction or region is stricken by an overwhelming event generated by manmade, technological, or environmental threats.
Types of Assistance
Uses and Restrictions
Expenses generally eligible for reimbursement under this grant include costs incurred by the grantee for the operation of automotive equipment (expenditures incurred in the operation, maintenance and repair of automotive equipment, including expenditures for motor fuel, tires, oil, repair parts, and costs associated with the licensing and registration of automobiles with the Illinois Secretary of State) and for insurance expenses (expenditures on policies for worker’s compensation, liability policies directly related to the official performance of duties by the grantee’s employees and officers and liability policies for the grantee’s property and equipment, excluding aviation equipment).

The agency can expand or limit the scope of reimbursable expenses allowed under this agreement at any time.

This program is exempt from indirect costs.
Eligibility Requirements
Funding is restricted to MABAS
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Funding is restricted to MABAS. Funding is contingent on an appropriation.
Assistance Consideration
This is a reimbursement program. MABAS 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
425 ILCS 25/13.1
30 ILCS 708
2 CFR 200
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $125,000
FY 2016 : $125,000
FY 2017 : $125,000
FY 2018 : $125,000
FY 2019 : $125,000
FY 2020 : $125,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
Mutual Aid Box Alarm System07/01/201906/30/2020125,000