Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Mattoon Fire Department Awarded $200,000 Federal Grant

Sep 7, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today announced the Mattoon Fire Department was awarded a $200,0000 federal grant. 

The funds may be used for professional training, personal protective equipment, modifications to facilities, and other supplies that support firefighting operations and safety. 

“FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program helps rural communities purchase, upgrade, and maintain the tools and equipment they need to respond to fires and emergencies of all types," Shimkus said. "My office can assist communities with these grants as well as any other federal grant program application.”