Water Company (IAWC) is now accepting applications for its 2014
Environmental Grant Program.
2005, the program offers funds to eligible groups for innovative,
community-based environmental projects which improve, restore, or protect
the watersheds, surface water, and/or groundwater supplies through
Several grants for
a combined total of $10,000 will be awarded.
The program is
designed to support diverse types of activities, including watershed
cleanups, reforestation efforts, biodiversity projects, streamside buffer
restoration projects, wellhead protection initiatives, hazardous waste
collection efforts, and surface or groundwater protection education.
“Ensuring we have
clean water now and in the future is an important issue we can all do
something about,” IAWC President Alan DeBoy said. “This program encourages
municipalities, schools, environmental organizations and civic groups to
apply for a grant that will benefit their watersheds and the communities we
serve all across the state.”
To qualify, a
proposed project must:
* Address a source
water or watershed protection need in a community served by IAWC.
* Be completed
between May 1, 2014, and Nov. 30, 2014.
* 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 Indiana American Water
grant moneys are utilized).