Light Rain
40°FLight RainFull Forecast

Grant program under way

Published: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

BELLEVILLE – Illinois American Water recently announced that the application process is open for the company's 2013 Environmental Grant Program.

The grants support community-based environmental projects to improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water, and groundwater supplies through partnerships.

The company will award grants of up to $10,000. The program is designed to support activities such as watershed cleanups, reforestation efforts, biodiversity projects, streamside buffer restoration projects, wellhead protection initiatives and hazardous waste collection efforts.

To qualify, proposed projects must be located in an Illinois American Water service area and address a source water or watershed protection need in the community; be completed between May 1 and Nov. 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, continuing existence after the grant monies are utilized.

Visit for grant information and application forms. Applications must be postmarked by March 11 and mailed to Karen Cotton at or Illinois American Water, 7500 N. Harker Drive, Peoria, IL 61615.

National video

Reader Poll

Do you support protesters who have marched against the 2014 Chicago police killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white officer?
Yes, I support the protesters
No, I don't
Not sure
No opinion