Introduced in 2018, NIPSCO’s Public Safety Education and Training Action Grant aims to provide funding for community and youth public safety education programming and training for first responders.

Grant funding is not intended for purchase of equipment other than needed to support public safety education programs and training.

Grants available for $500 to $5000

Documents to submit with grant request:

  • Detailed project description including amount requested, scope of project and community impact
  • Overview of how support will be recognized (press release, social media, website etc.) and how it will benefit your organization
  • Attach project budget, a list of the board of directors, other project contributors

    Areas could include, but are not limited to:

    • Damage prevention on underground natural gas lines
    • Police and fire department fire and carbon monoxide safety
    • Child-related safety education

      Grants are selected based on this submitted criteria:

      • Defined project goals
      • Defined alignment with project and community priorities
      • Alignment with NIPSCO's public safety giving area (preferred programs would promote public safety education and first responders training

      Eligible organizations must be a 501(c)3 or other non-profit as determined by the Internal Revenue Service and have a direct impact in the NIPSCO service area.

      Applications will be accepted through August 9, 2019. 

      Please click on this link to apply for the grant.

      Questions? Contact Karen McLean at 1-765-434-6056 or email at

      Past Recipients


      • City of Hammond Fire Department, Fire Prevention Education
      • La Porte County Juvenile Serve Center Task Force, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention
      • Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne Indiana, Blue Bucket Brigade (BBB)
      • Andrean High School, ALICE (Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate) Training
      • Big Brothers Big Sisters of NE Indiana, EMPOWER Sexual Abuse Prevention Training
      • Valparaiso Fire Department, Active Shooter Awareness for Educators
      • District 2 Hospital Preparedness Planning Committee, Stop the Bleed Kit
      • Portage Township DBA SW Central Fire Territory, Gas Detectors
      • Kouts Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Prevention Program
      • Center Township Volunteer Fire Department of La Porte, Fire Prevention Materials
      • Michigan City High School Grant Acceptance Fund, Fire Science Fire Prevention
      • Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department, Emergency Responder Training

      Have an emergency?

      Natural Gas: If you smell gas, think you have a gas leak, have carbon monoxide symptoms or have some other gas emergency situation, go outside and call 911 and then our emergency number 1-800-634-3524.
      Electric: For any electric emergency, including a downed power line, power outage or other electric-related situation, please call 1-800-464-7726.