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Organizations wanting to help protect water supplies can apply for a grant to fund a project.

Indiana American Water is accepting applications for its 2013 Environmental Grant Program.

The program offers funding for community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies.

Projects can include watershed cleanups, reforestation efforts, biodiversity projects, streamside buffer restoration projects, wellhead protection initiatives and hazardous waste collection efforts.

To qualify, a proposed project must address a source water or watershed protection need in a community served by Indiana American Water, be completed between May 1 and Nov. 29, be a new or innovative program for the community or serve as a significant expansion to an existing program.

Projects must be implemented by a formal or informal partnership between two or more organizations and provide evidence of sustainability.

Information and application requirements are online at www.amwater.com/EnvironmentalGrantProgram.

Applications must be postmarked by March 11 and mailed to Indiana American Water, 555 E. County Line Road, Greenwood, IN, ATTN: Joe Loughmiller.

Award recipients will be notified by April 12.

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