Hometown Safety Grants Fund Public Safety Needs in Iowa, Wisconsin

Alliant Energy is providing Hometown Safety Grants to organizations and cities in Iowa and Wisconsin that will be used to provide public service equipment and services.
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Hometown Safety Grants provided through Alliant Energy help fund public services and equipment for towns and organizations in Iowa and Wisconsin. 

Alliant Energy is offering grants to help fund life-saving equipment and services to towns and non-profits in Iowa and Wisconsin. Through awarded Hometown Safety Grants, recipients can use the funds for one-time safety related projects, such as:

  • Jaws of Life
  • Thermal-imaging cameras
  • A community emergency alert system
  • Personal protective equipment for public safety providers

Awards range from $500 to $2,000, but the amount of the grant cannot exceed more than half of the total project being funded. For example, a $1,000 grant is the maximum that can be awarded for a project costing $2,000.

In 2017, Hometown Safety Grants were awarded to 58 organizations totaling $65,000.

Eligible projects will be utilized by people living within the Alliant Energy service territory, and be either a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, or a governmental unit, town, village, city or an accredited school, college or university.

Projects must be completed or equipment must be purchased within a one-year period after receiving a Hometown Safety Grant.

Applications are accepted three times a year. The window to apply for the next round of grants will open on April 1, and all submissions must be received by midnight on May 1.

To apply, visit the Alliant Energy eGrant portal. 

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