Kentucky American Water Offers Grant Funds for Green Projects

  Kentucky American Water Offers Grant Funds for Green Projects

      Program has provided $115,000 to environmental projects since 2006

Business Wire

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- January 29, 2013

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.

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 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.

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.

Contact:

Kentucky American Water
Susan Lancho
O: 859-268-6332
M: 859-537-0736
Susan.lancho@amwater.com
 
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