Minnesota Energy Resources is reaching a milestone in its support of the brave individuals who keep our communities safe. The company is awarding grants of up to $2,000 to help area police, fire and emergency medical services agencies strengthen public safety. The funding is part of Minnesota Energy Resources’ Rewarding Responders Grant program.

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

10th year of Rewarding Responders Grant program

Minnesota Energy Resources created its Rewarding Responders Grant program in 2015. In the past decade, the company has awarded more than $95,000 to help emergency response agencies purchase lifesaving equipment or training.

Last year’s grants helped departments across Minnesota purchase important safety tools such as multigas detectors, extrication equipment and a ventilation fan.

Applying for a grant

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

  • Operate in the Minnesota Energy Resources 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.