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Safety - It's Worth the Energy Grant

Grants to Wisconsin and Michigan Nonprofits and Agencies
for Safety Response Equipment and Programs in Eligible Areas

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) Foundation

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Grants of up to $2,000 to Wisconsin and Michigan nonprofit organizations and government agencies that provide emergency response services in the Foundation's service area. Funding is intended either to cover purchases of necessary safety equipment or to help fund safety initiative programs. Projects must be special, one-time, safety-related efforts. Any equipment purchased with this grant must stay in the ownership of the department for a minimum of five years unless it is consumable or becomes expired.

Eligible for funding:
- Lifesaving equipment such as AED, Jaws of Life, CO and natural gas measuring equipment, thermal imaging cameras, pediatric IV kits, night-vision cameras and job-related safety gear, including masks, helmets, coveralls and fire resistant suits, ballistic vests, etc.
- Professional development or training inclusive of registration fees, tuition, on-site trainer's fees, etc.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172690

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant amount awarded will be $2,000 per project.

Term of Contract:

Funding must be used within two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All organizations must provide emergency response services in the WPS gas and/or electric service area.

County, local, and volunteer fire, law enforcement, and rescue agencies are encouraged to apply.

Organizations previously awarded a safety grant in years prior to 2017 are eligible to apply; however, it must be for a new project proposal. Organizations that received a grant in 2017 are ineligible for the 2018 grant cycle.

Not considered for funding: emergency generators; capital projects such as new buildings and large vehicle purchases; real estate; endowments; software; T-shirts or other promotional items; travel fees; stipends and/or meals.

Pre-Application Information:

Apply between May 1 - June 15. Winners are notified by August 31, 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online applicaiton:

Karmen Lemke, Foundation administrator

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Menominee;   Wisconsin: Northeast and Central Wisconsin: Antigo, Brillion, Chilton, Crandon, DePere, Green Bay, Kewaunee, Marinette, Merrill, Mosinee, Oconto, Oshkosh, Peshtigo, Rhinelander, Schofield, Stevens Point, Tomahawk, Waupaca, and Wausau