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Grants and Loans

NFIRS Compliance

In order to qualify for a loan or grant your department must be compliant with NFIRS Reporting guidelines. A list of currently compliant and non-compliant departments will be provided during open application periods.

SFM Grant Table

Name of Grant or Loan Do you Qualify? Amount Available (subject to Legislative appropriation) Status Contact
Small Equipment Grant Program This program provides grants for the purchase of small equipment by a fire department, fire protection district, township fire department, or not-for-profit ambulance service.

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Up to $26,000

The application period is closed.

Small Equipment Grant Program Information

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Ambulance Revolving Loan Program This program provides interest-free and low interest loans to local units of government in Illinois for the purchase of ambulances by a fire department, fire protection district, township fire department or non-profit ambulance service.

 More information is above.
$200,000

Repayment period may not exceed 10 years.

The application period is closed.

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Fire Truck Revolving Loan Program This program provides interest-free and low interest loans to local units of government in Illinois for the purchase of fire trucks by a fire department, fire protection district or township fire department.

 More information is above.
$350,000

Repayment period may not exceed 20 years.

The application period is now closed.

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Fire Station Revolving Loan Program This program provides interest-free and low interest  loans to local units of government in Illinois for the construction, rehabilitation, remodeling, or expansion of a fire station or the acquisition of land for the construction or expansion of a fire station by a fire department, fire protection district or township fire department. $2,000,000
Repayment period may not exceed 25 years.

To date, this program has not been funded.
An open application period has not been determined.

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Other Grant/Loan Programs

While not administered by the OSFM these programs are relevant to the Fire Safety Community

 Illinois Finance Authority - Rural Development Loan Program

Federal Grants

For information on federal grant opportunities, click on the following links:

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