Indiana Public Service Company is now accepting applications from nonprofit
organizations for its Environmental Action Grant.
In its second year,
NIPSCO’s Environmental Action Grant program aims to make funding available
for restoration and education projects throughout Northern Indiana. “This is
part of our commitment to support and build partnerships with organizations
focused on improving the environmental quality in our communities,” said
Larry Graham, executive director of public affairs and communications at
NIPSCO. “Our goal is to encourage pioneering environmental projects that
otherwise might not happen.”
In 2016, NIPSCO
awarded 14 Environmental Action Grants totaling $50,000, for habitat,
shoreline, pond, and wetland restoration; outdoor and environmental
education; native seed planting; and more. Recipients included environmental
groups, community groups, schools, and other nonprofit organizations.
organizations must be a 501(c)3 or other nonprofit (as defined by the
Internal Revenue Service) with an environmental project focus having a
direct impact in the NIPSCO service area. Grants are available in the amount
of $500 to $5,000. Applications will be accepted through March 31, with
grant awards announced the week prior to Earth Day, April 22.
organizations with an environmental restoration or education project are
invited to submit a grant request through NIPSCO’s online request portal at
NIPSCO.com/Community. When submitting an application online, please select
the “Environmental Action Grant” option from the “Type of Support” drop-down
menu on the application.
opportunities for volunteerism is an important part of the grant, in
addition to providing monetary support to the organization. To learn what
else you can do to help support the environment, and to see what NIPSCO is
doing, visit NIPSCO.com/Environment