In 2020, Alliant Energy Foundation will launch a new Cybergrants portal for managing all grant applications. Details about accessing that portal and setting up your account will be available in late January.

  • No paper applications are accepted.
  • When the grant cycle opens, each applicant will complete a short eligibility quiz to ensure the organization and program fit within the grant guidelines.
  • Community Grants and Hometown Safety Grants use the same application and follow the same application schedule.
(DUE BY 11:59 P.M.)
CYCLE 1 February 1 March 2 May 1
CYCLE 2 August 1 September 1 November 1


  • Applications will only be accepted during these annual grant cycles.
  • Grants for a project on a particular date should be requested so that a decision can be made prior to the actual start date of the program or event.
  • Organizations are only eligible to receive one grant per calendar year – either a Community Grant or a Hometown Safety grant.
  • Some exceptions may be made for large organizations with multiple departments for divisions. Please contact the Foundation before applying for multiple grants.
  • Grant applicants will be notified via email of the Foundation’s decision on the date noted above.'
  • Grants are awarded for a one-year period, and the Foundation does not make multi-year commitments.
  • Organizations that receive funding of $5,000 or more from the Foundation will be asked to submit a report that will be available in your Cybergrants account.

Apply for a grant

Apply now for a Community or Hometown Safety Grant. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on March 2.