NIPSCO is accepting applications for environmental action grants supporting local non-profit organizations with environmental initiatives. For the eighth consecutive year, NIPSCO will provide support for environmental restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana. In 2022, winning organizations used the grants to fund a variety of projects. Northwest Indiana-based Humane Indiana’s Environmental and Wildlife Education Center, for instance, used the grant they received last year to provide care to injured or orphaned wild animals native to Indiana at their Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. The Center takes in wildlife as small as hummingbirds and chipmunks to animals as large as coyote, fox, opossums, eagles and other species in need of various levels of rehab assistance. Applications will be accepted now through April 7, 2023, with grant awards announced the week of April 24, in celebration of Earth Day. Grants are available in the amount of $500 to $5,000. Nonprofit organizations with an environmental restoration or education project are invited to submit a grant request at NIPSCO.com/Community . When submitting an application online, applicants should select the “Environmental Stewardship” option in the Area of Impact drop-down box on the application.