Kentucky American Water is now accepting applications
for green project funding through its annual Environmental Grant Program. The program offers
funding up to $10,000 for qualifying, innovative, community-based environmental projects that
improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies. Grants are limited
to supporting projects in the company’s service area.
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Projects are selected for funding based on various criteria
such as project goals, impact, innovation, design, collaboration, sustainability, and community
engagement, among other requirements.
To qualify, proposed projects must be located within Kentucky American Water’s service area;
address a source water or watershed protection need in the community; be completed between May 1,
2013 and November 29, 2013; 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; and provide evidence of sustainability (continued existence
after the grant is used). Salaries and compensation for support of a project or program are ineligible
for grant funds.
GREEN PROJECTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDS
Since launching the Environmental Grant Program in 2006, Kentucky American Water has provided
approximately $115,000 in grant funds to area organizations. This is in addition to the company’s
other corporate giving efforts.
Information and application information can be obtained directly through the Kentucky American
Water website. Applications must be postmarked by March 11. Grant recipients will be notified in
Kentucky American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investorowned
water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services
to approximately half a million people.
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility
company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 7,000
dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an
estimated 15 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada. More information can be
found by visiting www.amwater.com.