The Safe Community Program (formerly the 9-11 Fund) is dedicated to providing small grants to first-responder organizations located in the U.S. communities that host Enbridge operations to help underwrite equipment acquisitions or training that would help organizations respond to emergency situations.
Qualifying organizations include fire, police and sheriff departments and emergency medical services.
The program, initiated in September of 2002, has provided approximately 350 grants to emergency responders.
First-responder organizations located in communities near Enbridge operations in the United States should specify that they are seeking a Safe Community grant when making a request for a donation and explain how money would be used for a particular equipment or training need. When completing the contribution application, be sure to indicate that your organization is an "emergency first responder." Organizations are eligible to apply for a grant each calendar year.