Applications now accepted for IDHS Foundation Grants

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) has opened the FY2022 IDHS Foundation Grants for applications.

The application window has been extended, and applications are due by 4:30 ET on June 2, 2021.

Funds through this program may only be used for and must be consistent with the priority areas of life safety, standard operational items and supplementing current capabilities:

  • Life safety: These would be immediate lifesaving activities or equipment that a department does not currently have. Examples would include AEDs, extrication equipment, PPEs and gas/air monitoring tools.
  • Standard operational items: These are items used daily but not used for immediate lifesaving activities and may include items a department already has but that may be broken or outdated. Examples would include a new fire truck ladder to replace one that cannot be repaired, handheld tablets, lighting equipment and portable breath testers.
  • Supplementing current capabilities: This category covers items or equipment that would allow a public safety department to do more than what it currently can. Examples would include complementary extrication equipment, more high-angle rescue gear and additional wearable cameras (if starting out with some, but not enough for all officers).

To apply, applications must be completed and submitted through the IntelliGrants management system