PA American Water Tuesday announced applications are now being accepted for the company's 2017 Environmental Grant Program. The deadline for applications is March 27 and recipients will be notified by April 19.
The grant awards will be available in PA American Water service areas in Pennsylvania.
Established in 2005, American Water's Environmental 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.
PA American Water is committed to ensuring water quality through testing and treatment, as well as through consumer education and community source protection programs. The company believes everyone is an environmental steward in protecting the nation's water supplies, and this program is one way to help communities play an active role in this important effort.
To qualify, proposed projects must:
-- Address a source water or watershed protection need in the community;
-- Be completed between May 1, 2017 and November 30, 2017;
-- 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 American Water's service areas.For all the details, visit PA American Water’s 2017 Environmental Grant Program webpage.