Federal Emergency Management Agency
Comprehensive listing of FEMA Grants and Assistance Programs
FEMA's Technical Assistance (TA) Services provide direct assistance to state and local jurisdictions in building and sustaining capabilities in support of the four homeland security mission areas (prevention, protection, response, recovery). All TA services are available to eligible recipients at no charge.
The Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) Technical Assistance Program provides free instruction and assistance with the planning, governance, operational, and technical aspects of developing and implementing interoperable communications initiatives. All OEC technical assistance services may be combined or tailored to meet the specific needs of the requesting organization. The OEC Technical Assistance Catalog describes the services available to requesting jurisdictions or organizations and contains a technical assistance request form and instructions on how to complete and submit a request.
Related grants through the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program are administered by the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS). For more information, visit the ILEAS website and click on Grant Resources.
Fire Service and Emergency Medical Services
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) is a program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Grants are awarded to fire departments to enhance their ability to protect the public and fire service personnel from fire and related hazards. The following types of grants are available: Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S), Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER), and Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants (SCG). The website provides a description of available grants and offers resources to help fire departments prepare and submit grant requests.
View the AFG Get Ready Guide 2013
Click here for information on the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS).
Citizen Corps Program
Grants through the State Homeland Security Grant Program--Citizen Corps Program are administered through the State Administrative Agency (Illinois Terrorism Task Force). These grants are specifically for registered Citizen Corps Councils in Illinois. For information on how to become a council, available grant funding, and other frequently asked questions, visit the Citizen Corps webpage or call (217) 558-1334.
Responder Knowledge Base
The Responder Knowledge Base (RKB) provides emergency responders, purchasers, and planners with a trusted, integrated, online source of information on products, standards, certifications, grants, and other equipment-related information. The RKB website also provides links to FEMA preparedness grants and other grants.