Kentucky American Water Accepting Applications for 2015 Environmental Grant Program

2015-01-26
Kentucky American Water is now accepting applications for the 2015 American Water Environmental Grant Program awards from area organizations. The program provides grants for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies through partnerships. The maximum grant amount is $10,000. Kentucky American Water has awarded $165,000 in grant program funds since launching the program in Kentucky in 2006.

“As a water utility, we appreciate the efforts that others in the region are making to protect our precious water resources,” said Cheryl Norton, president of Kentucky American Water. “This program is one way we help communities continue to 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 1st and November 29th
  • 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 Kentucky American Water grant monies are utilized)
  • Be located within Kentucky American Water’s service area.
Information and application requirements can be obtained directly from Kentucky American Water's website via the Water Quality & Stewardship section. Applications should be forwarded by e-mail to susan.lancho@amwater.com or mailed to Kentucky American Water, c/o External Affairs, 2300 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502. Applications that are mailed must be postmarked by March 13th. Recipients will be notified in April.

Kentucky American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately half a million people.





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