Eligible fire departments/ambulance services can seek funding

Applications are now being accepted for the Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Small Equipment Grant Program, which will award $3.3 million worth of grants to eligible fire departments/fire protection districts and not-for-profit ambulance services.

All interested departments should send their applications no later than January 29, 2021.

Applicants can also apply for funding for personal infection-control items such as masks, gowns and gloves during this application cycle, in addition to seeking funding for firefighting personal protective equipment and other small equipment.

More information and the grant application can be found at https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/sfm/Iam/FireDepartment/Grants-and-Loans/Pages/default.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1ayvAPuyTGbUA_cl_oQaZtQ3HHY01U00rWloCcwlSAGDOpWZv0DJuF0XY