Indiana Homeland Security Foundation Awards More Than $370,000 in Grants to Local Public Safety Agencies



Indianapolis – The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation has approved more than $370,000 in grants to aid local public safety agencies statewide.


“On a fundamental level, these grants have the potential to change how public safety agencies go about their day-to-day operations,” said Governor Mike Pence. “I’m proud to have a program in this state that helps to better equip the brave men and women who continue to work every day for our safety.”


Awards were given to 101 recipients in 61 counties. Recipients include local fire departments, emergency medical services, law enforcement and emergency management agencies in all 10 IDHS Districts.


The focus of the foundation is to support the future of public safety and to provide grant funding to local agencies for critical needs across Indiana. Grants provide up to $4,000. Eligible projects include:


  • Equipping emergency responders with personal protective equipment;
  • Acquiring equipment for use by emergency responders;
  • Providing radios and technology equipment; and
  • Training for emergency responders.


In May 2014, the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation awarded more than $400,000 in grants to local public safety agencies. Examples of items that current grant recipients have funded include protective equipment, fire gear, defibrillators, fire hoses, communication equipment, thermal imaging cameras and gas detectors.


The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation is funded through the purchase of “Secure Indiana” license plates. These funds provide grants to public safety agencies and scholarships to students statewide.


Attached is a list of agencies that were awarded grants from the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation.