Grants and Loans

NFIRS Compliance

In order to qualify for a loan or grant your department must be compliant with NFIRS Reporting guidelines.  Here is a list of currently compliant and non-compliant departments.

NFIRS Compliance Report

​The Small Equipment Grant Program is not currently taking applications.


NFIRS Compliance

In order to qualify for a loan or grant your department must be compliant with NFIRS Reporting guidelines.  Here is a list of currently compliant and non-compliant departments.

NFIRS Compliance Report



​Fire Truck, Fire Station, and Ambulance revolving loan programs are not currently taking applications.

​SFM Grant Table

Name of Grant or LoanDo you Qualify?Amount Available (subject to Legislative appropriation)StatusContact
Small Equipment Grant ProgramThis 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.

For more information, click on Rules
Up to $26,000

The open application period has closed. 


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Ambulance Revolving Loan ProgramThis 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 open application period has closed.


Fire Truck Revolving Loan ProgramThis 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 open application period has closed.


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Fire Station Revolving Loan ProgramThis 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:

FEMA's SAFER Grants

FEMA's Welcome Assistance Firefighters Grant program page