Grant Monies Available to Assist Emergency Responders 2015

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May 19, 2015

Grant Monies Available to Assist Emergency Responders

Wisconsin Public Service Foundation Continues Public Safety Grant Program

Green Bay, WI - The Wisconsin Public Service Foundation is again offering area fire departments and emergency responders up to a $2,000 grant for needed equipment and training. The Foundation is encouraging all emergency responder agencies to apply for the "Safety-It's Worth the Energy" grantbetween May 1 and June 30, 2015.

To qualify, first response or public safety agencies must provide emergency response services in the WPS natural gas and/or electric service area. Winners will be announced by September 1, 2015.

"What better way than to help out those who put their lives on the line in the most dangerous of emergency conditions. We are fortunate to have such dedicated first responders in the communities we serve," said Karmen Lemke, Director of the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation. "We want to help them in any way we can."

Grants may be used to purchase equipment and professional development, but should be part of a well-planned and integrated public safety initiative. Projects must be special, one-time, safety- related efforts.

To learn more about the guidelines and to apply for the "Safety-It's Worth the Energy" grant, visit the website.

About the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation

The Wisconsin Public Service Foundation is a private, charitable foundation funded by company shareholders and has no impact on electric and natural gas rates charged to customers. The Foundation is now in its 51st year of helping communities and organizations accomplish their goals of improving everyone's quality of life. Contributions are made in the following areas: Arts and Culture, Community and Neighborhood Development, Education, Human Services and Health, and Environment.

 

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