Several service organizations and initiatives across northern Indiana have been awarded a share of $68,000 through NIPSCO’s annual Public Safety Education and Training Grants program.
A total of 18 organizations around northern Indiana are receiving grants from NIPSCO to help fund safety education and training projects.
In the past five years since the program launched, 78 projects have received grants totaling $281,000.
This year’s recipients include:
- MAAC Foundation – MAAC Lunch and Learn Series
- American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana – Disaster Relief/Preparedness
- Monticello Fire Rescue Association – Emergency Response Diver II Certification
- Fractured Atlas – Teacher of Patience Educational Screenings for Public Safety Groups
- Kouts Volunteer Fire Department – Fire Prevention Education
- Kokomo Family YMCA – CPR Training and Lifeguard Safety Training
- Dunebrook, Inc. – Child Safety Education Program
- Porter County Emergency Management Agency – CPR Training Equipment
- Fowler-Center Township Fire Department – Fire Prevention Program
- Dyer Fire Department – Dyer Fire Get Alarmed Program
- Griffith Indiana Police Department – Too Good For Drugs Graduation
- Kouts Police Department – Police Autism Community Education (P.A.C.E.)
- Tri Town Safety Village – Safety Education
- Steuben Township Volunteer Fire Dept. – Fire Prevention Education
- Fort Wayne Fire Department – Trench Operations-Technical Course
- Griffith Fire Department – Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Education
- Cass County Emergency Management Agency – Public Safety Education Program
- Carroll County Emergency Management – Active Shooter Training
“At NIPSCO, our primary focus is to safely deliver reliable energy services to our customers, and we have a relentless focus on keeping our customers, communities and employees safe in everything we do,” said Mike Hooper, NIPSCO president. “We always look to add layers of protection wherever possible, and programs like these are exactly the kind we want to support in their pursuit of enhanced public safety.”
A selection committee comprised of several NIPSCO departments reviews applications against a set of criteria and chooses grant recipients each year. NIPSCO’s goal is to support important safety initiatives as well as consider geographical areas so as many communities as possible are assisted.
For more information visit NIPSCO.com/SafetyGrant. Last year’s grant recipients can be found on Northwest Indiana Business Magazine’s website.
Merrillville-based Northern Indiana Public Service Co. serves approximately 820,000 natural gas and 470,000 electric customers across northern Indiana.