The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment. NIMS works hand in hand with the National Response Framework (NRF). NIMS provides the template for the management of incidents, while the NRF provides the structure and mechanisms for national-level policy for incident management. 

NIMS Compliance Requirements for the State of Illinois

Federal Fiscal Year Requirements


2020 Local jurisdictions will report 2020 NIMS compliance using the “Reporting Compliance” tab located on the right side of this page. This is the same reporting method used in 2013, when the former NIMSCAST was no longer available. The Reporting Compliance tab contains an updated spreadsheet provided by FEMA to collect NIMS data from local jurisdictions. 


The deadline is December 30, 2020. (Moving forward it will be required ever other year on the even years). 


After completing:


  1. Please print your submission
  2. Save your document for future reference.
  3. After saving please email a copy to:


Your completed submission will be reviewed for compliance and entered in the State NIMS Compliance Database. The deadline is December 31, 2020.​


Download the form​.


Reporting Compliance / Sub-Jurisdiction NIMS Data Collection Spreadsheet - National Incident Management System (NIMS) (

2022  Check website for postings.

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