Water company accepts applications for grants

A local water company will accepting applications for grants that will help protect or improve water.

Indiana American Water is taking applications for its 2018 Environmental Grant Program. The company’s grant program offers funds for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies through partnerships.

The program is designed to support diverse types of activities, such as watershed cleanups, reforestation efforts, biodiversity projects, streamside buffer restoration projects, wellhead protection initiatives, hazardous waste collection efforts, and surface or groundwater protection education.

To qualify, proposed projects must:

  • Address a source water or watershed protection need in the community.
  • Be a new or innovative program for the community, or serve as a significant expansion to an existing program.
  • Be carried out by a formal or informal partnership between two or more organizations.
  • Provide evidence of sustainability (continued existence after the American Water grant monies are utilized) and be located within one of Indiana American Water’s service areas across the state.

Applications can be found at: amwater.com/inaw/news-community/environmental-grant-program

Applications must be postmarked by March 26, 2018 and mailed to Indiana American Water, 153 N. Emerson Avenue, Greenwood, IN. 46143, ATTN: Joe Loughmiller. Award recipients will be notified by April 18.