Applications Being Accepted for New Jersey American Water Environmental Grant Program

Jan. 19, 2016 12:17 pm

Qualified organizations encouraged to apply by April 1, 2016

New Jersey American Water is accepting applications for green project funding through its Environmental Grant Program. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2016. 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 areas.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and are selected by the company’s employees 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 New Jersey American Water’s service area
  • Address a source water or watershed protection need in the community
  • Be completed between May 1, 2016 and November 30, 2016
  • 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 grant is used)
  • Salaries and compensation for support of a project or program are ineligible for the grant.

Since it began in 2009, New Jersey American Water’s Environmental Grant Program has provided nearly $200,000 in funding. Information and application requirements can be obtained directly at the New Jersey American Water website ( Grant recipients should be notified in early April.

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 and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 47 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting

New Jersey American Water
Richard G. Barnes, 856-782-2371

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January 19, 2016 - 12:17 PM EST

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