UPP Account Grant Request

Completing the Application

Please fill out all fields completely.  Please provide as much detail as possible. The start date for any proposed event must be after the date you send in the application. Applications for events that have already occurred may not be approved.  Questions regarding your application should be directed to Underground Plant Protection Account Fund Program Manager Darby Miller at DarbMiller@urc.in.gov. Legal questions may be directed to Assistant General Counsel, DeAnna Poon, at dpoon@urc.in.gov

Granting of Funds

Your completion of this grant application does not guarantee that the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) shall award grant funds.  Should the IURC provide a grant award, it will do so in writing.  The IURC shall make every attempt to respond to application requests within thirty days. 

Applicants shall be required to enter into a fully executed Grant agreement prior to the provision of Underground Plant Protection Account funds.  A sample Grant agreement is available here.

Download the UPP Account Grant Application here.

Please note that due to state procurement rules, a grant agreement is not necessary for grants of $5,000 or less. However, the IURC still requires a completed and approved grant application.

Completed applications should be emailed to the Underground Plant Protection Account Program Manager, at DarbMiller@urc.in.gov


If you have a general idea you would like to see implemented with UPP Account funds, you can always submit your idea for improved public awareness, training opportunities, or an incentive program directly to UPP Account Program Manager Darby Miller by filling out a suggestion form here. We are always interested in working with members of the safety community to find new and innovative ways to improve our buried facility safety.



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