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NIPSCO accepting apps from nonprofits for Environmental Action Grant

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The Northern 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.

Eligible 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.

Nonprofit organizations with an environmental restoration or education project are invited to submit a grant request through NIPSCO’s online request portal at When submitting an application online, please select the “Environmental Action Grant” option from the “Type of Support” drop-down menu on the application.

Creating 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


Posted 2/16/2017




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