The We Energies Foundation is continuing its support of the brave individuals who keep communities safe across the state. The foundation is offering $100,000 to help police, fire and emergency medical services agencies improve public safety. The funding is part of the foundation’s Rewarding Responders Grant program.

Emergency response agencies can apply for a grant through June 15.

Supporting a tireless commitment to safety

The We Energies Foundation’s Rewarding Responders Grant helps public safety agencies receive lifesaving equipment or training. Last year, these grants helped 57 agencies receive important safety tools such as automated external defibrillators (AEDs), multigas detectors and emergency scene safety lights.

Since the program began in 2020, the We Energies Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 to dozens of agencies to help them strengthen public safety.

Applying for a grant

Emergency response agencies are eligible to receive a grant if they:

  • Operate in the We Energies electric or natural gas service area.
  • Did not receive a grant in 2023.
  • Complete an online grant application.
  • Demonstrate the equipment or training they will acquire is part of a well-planned effort to improve public safety. Grants also can be put toward unique, safety-related projects that are one-time efforts.

Grants of up to $2,000 are available to eligible departments. Learn more about or apply for the grant.