The Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) of the City of Kankakee, provides Federal, State, and local funding to strategies that address issues of housing, public safety, public services, and development.
The Private Security Camera Incentive Program creates an incentive for residents, businesses, nonprofits, and religious institutions to purchase and install security cameras that are intended to help deter crime and assist law enforcement with investigations. The program offers rebates for the purchase of security cameras.
Applicants can apply for a security camera rebate of up to $100 per camera for residential address and $50 per address of a property used for anything other than a residence. The camera must be purchased and installed on the property after July 1, 2020 and before all available funds are expended. The amount of the rebate shall not be more than the cost of the purchase of the camera. Only one security camera per property address is eligible. Security cameras must be installed on the exterior of a building.
Funding is available under this program from October 26, 2020 until the funds are expended. All rebate expenditures must occur within this time frame. Any costs that are incurred either before the start of the project period or after the expiration of the project period are not allowable.
Funding levels are contingent on continued investment into the program.
The Economic and Community Development Agency will give priority consideration to properties, businesses, and religious institutions in the following Police Service Areas (PSA):
The electronic application must be submitted to the Economic and Community Development Agency no later than the date the funds are expended. Applications can be found on the website. Applications received manually will be accepted at 200 E. Court St., Suite 410, Kankakee, IL 60901. Please be advised that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is submitted electronically and should follow up with ECDA to it is received.
Any application received after funds are expended will be notified and will NOT be reviewed for funding.
The Economic and Community Development Agency will notify all applicants of the final rebate decision within 14 business days of the determination. Payments will be made within 45 business days of the determination. For those applicants receiving funding, this notice will include the amount of funds to be rebated, note any reduction in funding from the initial request.
Denied applicants may request an explanation of non-award decisions in writing to: Economic and Community Development Agency
ATTN: Application Inquiry – Private Security Camera Incentive Program 200 E. Court St.
Kankakee, IL 60901
The Government of the City of Kankakee shall make payments on amounts in accordance with the terms of the rebate agreement, which results from this program process. At any time or times before, final payment and three (3) years thereafter, the Government of the City of Kankakee may conduct an audit of the application and the statements made in the application.
ECEDA shall not be liable for any costs incurred in the preparation of applications. Applicants agree that all costs incurred in developing the application are the applicants’ sole responsibility.
ECDA may conduct pre-award on-site visits to verify information submitted in the application.
If there are any conflicts between the terms and conditions of the grant agreement and any Federal or District law or regulation, or any ambiguity related thereby, then the provisions of the applicable law or regulation shall control and it shall be the responsibility of the applicant to ensure compliance.
Applications will be screened to determine whether the applicant meets all eligibility requirements, whether the applicant meets the priority considerations, and whether the applicant has submitted all required documentation. Once the above requirements are verified, ECDA will contact the applicant to set up a site visit for verification purposes, if necessary.
Once final verification of security camera installation is made, awards will be made in accordance with the applicable regulations governing this program.