New Jersey American Water announces 2009 Environmental Grant Program

CHERRY HILL, NJ, Aug. 24, 2009 -- Innovative programs that address water source or watershed protection needs may be eligible for up to $5,000 through New Jersey American Water's 2009 Environmental Grant Program...

CHERRY HILL, NJ, Aug. 24, 2009 -- Innovative programs that address water source or watershed protection needs may be eligible for up to $5,000 through New Jersey American Water's 2009 Environmental Grant Program.

Organizations engaging in activities that improve a community's water supply or improve, restore or protect watersheds will be considered for fund. Such projects may include wildlife habitat improvement, stormwater management, wellhead protection initiatives, watershed cleanups, or reforestation efforts.

To be eligible, organizations must:

-- Be located within New Jersey American Water's service area
-- Complete the project between September 15 and December 15, 2009
-- Establish a new or innovative program or an significant expansion to an existing program
-- Be a partnership between two or more organizations
-- Provide evidence of sustainability

Applications must be received by September 1 and eligible candidates will be notified on September 15. Recipients of the grant will be announced later this year after applicants submit a written review on the results and impact of their project.

Grant recipients will be selected based on various criteria such as project goals, impact, innovation, design, collaboration, sustainability, and community engagement among other requirements.

To apply, or for more information on New Jersey American Water's 2009 Environmental Grant Program, contact Gary Matthews at 732-302-3141 or gary.matthews@amwater.com.

New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water, is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.5 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

###

More in Environmental