First responders work tirelessly to help everyone stay safe. The We Energies Foundation is once again supporting these vital agencies through its Rewarding Responders Grant. Emergency response agencies can apply for a grant now through June 15.

The We Energies Foundation will award $50,000 in grants to help public safety agencies receive lifesaving equipment or training. Last year, these grants helped nearly 30 agencies receive important safety tools such as automated external defibrillators (AEDs), combustible gas detectors and vehicle stabilization equipment.

Since 2020, the We Energies Foundation has provided $100,000 in grants to nearly 60 public safety agencies across Wisconsin.

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 2021.
  • 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.

A limited number of grants of up to $2,000 are available to eligible departments. Interested agencies can apply or learn more about the grant here.