ICJIA Administered Programs
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) administers grants through the FSGU. The Federal and State Grants Unit (FSGU) oversees the federal and state assistance programs that the Authority administers, including 10 federal initiatives (the Byrne Memorial Fund, the Victims of Crime Act, the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, the Violence Against Women Act, etc.) and the Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Act. FSGU is responsible for developing program strategies, recommending programs to be funded, and monitoring all awards. For more information contact our office or visit the link below.
Bulletproof Vests Program (BVP)
Please call our office for deadlines.
FEMA Administered Grant Programs
The Federal Emergency Management Agency administers direct grant programs to local fire departments. FEMA currently administers four (4) grant programs: Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER), Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S), and Station Construction Grants (SCG). Information on all of these programs is available at http://www.fema.gov/firegrants/.
Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)
The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER)
The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) was created to provide
funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations in order to help them increase the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities. The goal of SAFER is to enhance the local fire departments' abilities to comply with staffing, response and operational standards established by the NFPA and OSHA (NFPA 1710 and/or NFPA 1720 and OSHA 1910.134).
Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S)
The Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S) are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG), and are under the purview of the Grant Programs Directorate in the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FP&S Grants support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to target high-risk populations and reduce injury and prevent death. In 2005, Congress reauthorized funding for FP&S and expanded the eligible uses of funds to include Firefighter Safety Research and Development.
Station Construction Grants (SCG)
Currently, no funds are available under SCG. Please check back for updates.