Local Government Training Reimbursement
CSFA Number: 592-01-0853
Agency Name
Office Of The State Fire Marshal (592)
Agency Contact
Mitzi Woodson
Short Description
Provides reimbursement to local government agencies for certain firefighter training expenses
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Education Employment, Labor, and Training
Enabling Legislation
Illinois Fire Protection Training Act (50 ILSC 740/10)
Objectives and Goals
To encourage and support local governmental units in their efforts to raise the level of local fire protection by upgrading and maintaining a high level of training for fire protection personnel.
Types of Assistance
Direct Payments for Specific Use
Uses and Restrictions
Reimbursement is available for up to 50% of the following training costs: salaries, tuition/fees, lodging, and transportation.

This program is exempt from the 2 CFR 200 and the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act.
Eligibility Requirements
Local governmental units are eligible for reimbursement. The City of Chicago is eligible for up to 50% of total funding available.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Claims are submitted yearly based on training taken during the calendar year (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31).

Each November or December a funding document is sent to eligible departments containing instructions for submitting a claim, including which levels of training will be eligible for reimbursement that year. Claims for reimbursement are usually due by the end of February. Funding is usually provided in May of each year. Statutorily funds must be paid out by May 30 of each year.
Assistance Consideration
An ordinance to participate in the reimbursement program must be passed by the governing board of the Authority having Jurisdiction agreeing to train according to Illinois Administrative Code. The ordinance must establish a probation period for probationary firefighters. The passed ordinance must be submitted to this office for approval. Once approved, training may be reimbursed that takes place after the ordinance approval letter is sent. Each department must also have submitted their National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) information to the agency. Non-receipt of these reports will invalidate claims for that year.
Post Assistance Requirements
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
50 ILSC 740/10
Illinois Administrative Code, Title 41, Part 141
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $950,000
FY 2016 : $950,000
FY 2017 : $950,000
FY 2018 : $950,000
FY 2019 : $950,000
FY 2020 : $950,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities