Fire Protection District Grant
CSFA Number: 592-01-0854
Agency Name
Office Of The State Fire Marshal (592)
Agency Contact
Matthew Taksin
Short Description
Provides funding to groups of registered voters to defray the expenses of organizing a new fire protection district
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Law, Justice, and Legal Services
Enabling Legislation
Fire Protection District Act (70 ILCS 705/1.05)
Objectives and Goals
To help defray the costs of establishing a new fire district.
Types of Assistance
Direct Payments for Specific Use
Uses and Restrictions
Grant proceeds shall be used exclusively for the expenses of organizing a new fire protection district.

This program is exempt from the 2 CFR 200 and the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act.
Eligibility Requirements
Groups of registered voters are eligible to apply.
Eligible Applicants
Application and Award Processing
The attorney or individual of record for the group of registered voters shall submit a letter to the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal requesting the grant. The letter shall be sent to: Office of the State Fire Marshal, Attention: Fire Protection District Grant, 1035 Stevenson Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62703-4259.

Each letter shall include the following information: information identifying the proposed fire protection district (e.g., legal description of the territory, any corporate documents, etc.); contact information of an individual representing the group of registered voters; the grant sum requested, not to exceed $500; copies of invoices for services associated with the formation of the new fire protection district; party to whom the check should be addressed.
Assistance Consideration
Grantees who have received funds previously through this program are not eligible to receive another grant for 2 years.
Post Assistance Requirements
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
70 ILCS 705/1.05
20 ILCS 2905/2
Illinois Administrative Code, Title 41, Part 295

Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $500
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities