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FY25 Organized Retail Crime Grant Program

Attorney General Kwame Raoul is pleased to announce the potential for another round of Organized Retail Crime funding for the 2024-25 fiscal year in the amount of $5,000,000.00*.


To help law enforcement combat organized retail criminal enterprises, funding is available for:

  • Equipment
  • Overtime Pay
  • Investigations
  • Training

Through a competitive application process, funding will be awarded to support allowable expenses that occur between July 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025. The grant includes guideines for allowable/non-allowable expenses.


We invite you to apply for Organized Retail Crime funding through the AG’s online application portal link.

If you do not already have an account through this link, you will be prompted to create an account prior to completing/submitting the application.

The application portal will be open from at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2024, to midnight on Sunday, June 30, 2024.

Funding Priorities

Awarded funds are weighted against the following priorities:

An applicant's stated goals are consistent with the purpose enumerated in Section 1-15 of the Illinois Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces Act. 3.

The commitment and ability to provide the services for which funding is sought to include:

  • Programmatic expertise (i.e., qualifications, training, including in-service training for staff, and experience of agency staff), and the level of resources available to the program;

  • The number of people served, types of services provided, and needs of the community as described in the grant application;

  • Evidence of collaborative support exhibited by the grant application between law enforcement and prosecution partners;

  • The organizational structure of the agency;

  • The OAG grant review committee shall compare and contrast the applicants’ proposed initiatives to determine which applicants in a given geographic area are best able to develop ORC investigations, trainings or provide law enforcement support on the OAG’s taskforce or provide specialized skills or intelligence that will be beneficial to ongoing Organized Retail Crime investigations across the state;

  • The OAG grant review committee shall select applicants to increase the number of ORC investigations statewide as well as to provide opportunities for specialized services and training.

Reporting Requirements

Awarded agencies are required to report expenses and performance quarterly. Download the details of reporting requirements below.

*Funding for FY25 is pending State Legislature approval.