The Pritzker Administration Announces the Recipients of the Illinois Fire Department COVID-19 Relief Grant

A total of 36 Illinois Fire Departments will receive over $316 Thousand Dollars

The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) today announced the recipients of the one-time Illinois Fire Department COVID-19 Relief Grant. A total of 36 Illinois Fire Departments will receive over $316,000 thousand dollars in funding. Under this one-time grant opportunity, eligible Illinois fire departments could receive up to $15,000 in order to make up for lost donation revenues stemming from their inability to host local fundraising events during the periods of quarantines in 2020. These fundraising events include pancake breakfasts and spaghetti dinners, and pay for necessities like fuel for fire trucks, utilities, and insurance.The OSFM collaborated with the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association (IFCA) who helped assemble a special committee to review the grant applications utilizing a blind review needs-based analysis.  This grant is financed through the Illinois Fire Prevention Fund, a non-general revenue fund that is supported primarily by a 1% assessment of the gross fire risk premium receipts of all insurance companies operating in the state.

Coello Volunteer Fire Department: $10,651
Ziegler Fire Department: $9,028

Dowell Fire Department: $10,586
Vergennes Fire Department: $910

Odin Fire Protection District: $10,049

Pickneyville Fire Department: $4,388

Prairie du Rocher Community Fire Department: $15,000
Tilden Fire Department: $7,160

Hurst Fire Department: $6,260





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