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Illinois American Water Announces 2018 Firefighter Grant Program


Program offered to fire departments in communities served by
Illinois American Water

Illinois American Water is accepting applications for its 2018
Firefighter Grant Program. Through this program, the company provides
financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving
communities in its service areas.

According to Bruce Hauk, president of Illinois American Water, the
Firefighter Grant Program is another opportunity for Illinois American
Water to support fire protection efforts. He said, "This program allows
our team to build on our partnership with our local heroes and
contribute to their hard work. Since 2010, we've had the opportunity to
award over $417,000 for over 425 grants to our community firefighters."

The maximum grant amount is $1,000. Fire departments-districts are
eligible for one grant per calendar year. Only uniformed professional
and volunteer fire departments serving Illinois American Water's service
territory are eligible to receive funding. Grants of up to $1,000 will
be considered to cover the costs associated with the following:

  • Personal protective gear
  • Communications equipment
  • Firefighting tools
  • Water handling equipment
  • Training and related activities/materials used to support community
    fire protection
  • Reimbursement for specific fire training classes, including training
    manuals and workbooks

Eligible fire departments should send a letter of application by
Sept. 7, 2018
with the following information:

  • Description of the organization(s) seeking support
  • Overview of specific project to be funded and grant amount requested
  • Community problem/challenges that the project will address
  • Timeframe for implementation of project
  • Summary of other sources being approached for support of project
  • Project budget

Applications can be emailed to Karen Cotton, manager of external
affairs, at

About Illinois American Water – Illinois 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 1.3 million people. American
Water also operates a customer service center in Alton and a quality
control and research laboratory in Belleville. With a history dating
back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically
diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company. The
company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide
regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related
services to over 14 million people in 45 states and Ontario, Canada.
American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water
services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For
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