Governor Quinn Announces Volunteer Fire Assistance Program Grants PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 03 October 2011 12:41

Federally-Funded Grants will Boost Public Safety Throughout Illinois by Supporting 90 Rural and Small Town Fire Departments

CHICAGO – September 30, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today announced that 90 Illinois communities will benefit from more than $677,000 in federal grants to rural fire protection districts and fire departments. The Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program is a federally-funded program that provides matching funds to aid fire departments in the purchase of new equipment and training.

“This important program boosts public safety by helping many of Illinois’ rural and small town fire departments upgrade their equipment and training,” Governor Quinn said. “Homeowners and business owners throughout the state will benefit from this assistance to their local firefighters.”

The Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program reimburses 50 percent of the recipients’ costs for providing training and acquiring equipment to assist local firefighters. Grant recipients must make the initial financial outlay for the projects before being reimbursed. The grants announced today are supporting more than $1.3 million in local projects.

The U.S. Forest Service grant program is administered in Illinois by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), however no state funds are involved.

“Local firefighters will be able to do a better job of protecting property and lives in their communities thanks to the federal funds being used for the new equipment and training these grants support,” IDNR Director Marc Miller said.

A list of the 90 grant recipients is attached.

 

Volunteer Fire Assistance Program Local Agency Grant Awards

 

Volunteer Fire Department Name         Grant Amount    County






Alto Pass FD

$  7,331.50

Union

Amboy FPD

$15,000.00

Lee

Anna FD

$11,500.00

Union

Ashland VFD

$  1,375.75

Cass

Bath FPD

$  4,420.00

Mason

Bismarck Comm. FPD

$  6,000.00

Vermilion

Blackhawk FPD

$  7,105.00

Rock Island

Bourbonnais FPD

$ 2,400.00

Kankakee

Brighton Betsey Ann FPD

$  2,878.00

Macoupin/Jersey

Cerro Gordo

$  2,985.00

Piatte

Chadwick FPD

$  6,876.85

Carroll

Cobden VFC, Inc.

$14,959.50

Union

Crete FD

$  1,500.00

Williamson

Crete Township

$14,850.00

Williamson

Divernon FPD

$  5,647.00

Sangamon

Dixon Rural FPD

$  4,120.00

Lee/Ogle

Dowell FD

$  1,441.00

Jackson

Easton Rural FPD

$  4,750.00

Mason

Fairbury, City of

$10,262.28

Livingston

Fillmore Comm. FPD

$  3,316.00

Montgomery

Fox Lake FPD

$14,770.00

Lake

Freeport Rural FPD

$  5,019.75

Stephenson

French Village FPD

$  7,200.00

St. Clair

Godfrey FPD

$15,000.00

Madison

Grant Park, FPD

$  5,000.00

Kankakee

Greater Wabash FPD

$13,365.00

Wabash

Greenville FPD

$  7,061.50

Bond

Hebron/Alden/Greenwood FPD

$  3,750.00

McHenry

Hull-Kinderhook FPD

$  4,804.00

Pike

Jonesboro FPD

$  7,500.00

Union

Kankakee Twp. FPD

$  4,975.00

Kankakee

Keyesport FPD

$  9,490.00

Bond

Lake County Wildland FTF

$     459.00

Lake

Lake Egypt FPD

$  7,399.00

Williamson

Lena FPD

$10,385.00

Stephenson

Leonore VFD

$15,000.00

LaSalle

Lexington FPD

$ 0,800.00

McLean

Liberty FPD

$12,000.00

Adams

Limestone, FPD

$  4,300.00

Kankakee

Lincoln FPD

$  7,314.00

Coles

Loami, FPD

$  2,901.00

Sangamon

Lostant FPD

$15,000.00

LaSalle

Maeystown

$  2,500.00

Monroe

Magnolia FPD

$  2,000.00

Putnam

Massac FPD

$15,000.00

Massac

McClure/East Cape Girardeau

$  7,982.50

Alexander

Metropolis FD

$  5,765.00

Massac

Mid_Piatt FPD

$  2,325.00

Piatt

Milledgeville FPD

$  2,475.00

Carroll

Morris FPD

$15,000.00

Grundy

Mt. Hope Funks Grove

$  5,012.50

McLean

Mulberry Grove

$  3,960.00

Bond/Fayette

Neoga FPD

$  3,967.50

Cumberland

New Athens

$  7,463.00

St. Clair

Newport

$  3,500.00

Lake

Niota FD

$  6,000.00

Hancock

North Clay FPD

$12,370.00

Clay/Effingham

Northern Piatt FPD

$  8,077.00

Piatt

Oakland FD

$15,000.00

Coles

Odin FPD

$  7,497.50

Marion

Oglesby FD

$  6,600.00

LaSalle

Olmsted FD

$  2,160.00

Pulaski

Olney FPD

$ 5,000.00

Richland

Park Forest FD

$  2,102.00

Cook/Will

Petersburg FPD

$  9,574.50

Menard

Pleasant Plains

$ 5,000.00

Sangamon

QEM

$14,200.00

Jersey

Rapids City FPD

$12,500.00

Rock Island

Roanoke FPD

$     915.00

Woodford

Rural Pope County

$12,608.00

Pope

Salina Township FPD

$  2,565.00

Kankakee

Scales Mound FPD

$  6,347.78

Jo Daviess

Secor FPD

$  4,079.00

Woodford

Sheridan Comm. FPD

$  8,750.00

LaSalle

Sherman FPD

$  1,617.00

Sangamon

South Jacksonville FPD

$15,000.00

Morton

Spring Valley  FD

$  2,402.12

Bureau

St. Libory FPD

$  7,287.50

St. Clair

Standard FPD

$  4,625.00

Putnam/LaSalle

Stockton FPD

$14,408.00

JoDaviess

Timber Hollis, FPD

$  8,115.00

Peoria

Union FPD

$14,824.50

McHenry

Utica FPD

$  6,810.00

LaSalle

Valier FPD

$  7,600.00

Franklin

Valmeyer FPD

$  8,720.00

Monroe

Vergennes FD

$     400.95

Jackson

Ware-Wolf Lake FPD

$  2,850.00

Union

Williamson County FPD

$  6,590.00

Williamson

Williamsville, FPD

$10,464.00

Sangamon

Woodland FPD

$  4,990.00

Iroquois






Grand Total                          $677,211.48

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