NIPSCO is accepting applications for its Environmental Action Grant program to support an assortment of environmental initiatives.
The program, now In its seventh year, provides $60,000 in funding for environmental restoration and education projects throughout the NIPSCO service territory, which covers northern Indiana.
“When organizations work toward a common goal, great things happen,” said Rick Calinski, director of NIPSCO public affairs and economic development. “NIPSCO is focused on making a positive impact on our environment as we move toward a more sustainable, reliable energy future.”
Last year’s 18 grant recipients included environmental groups, community groups, schools and other nonprofit organizations. Projects included wetland restoration, the Smithsonian water/ways education exhibit, forest school programming support, pollinator protection initiatives, outdoor and environmental education and several projects at the Indiana Dunes, Indiana’s National Park.
Grants are available in the amount of $500 to $5,000 for organizations seeking funds for environmental restoration projects and education programs. Applications will be accepted through April 1, with grant awards announced the week of April 17, which is also when Earth Day falls.
This year Earth Day is April 22.
Nonprofit organizations with an environmental restoration or education project are invited to submit a grant request at NIPSCO.com/Community. When submitting an application online, applicants should select the “Environmental Stewardship” option in the Area of Impact drop-down box on the application.
Applications should include a project description and goals, budget, target audience, timeline and evaluation.