Applications accepted for environmental grant program

Applications accepted for environmental grant program

February 20th, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Tennessee American Water is accepting applications for its 2018 Environmental Grant Program. 

The program supports innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds and water sources through partnerships, according to a news release. 

"Diverse activities like watershed cleanups, water quality monitoring, biodiversity projects, streamside buffer restoration projects, wellhead  protection initiatives and hazardous waste collection efforts are examples of projects supported through this grant program," the release states.

Last year,  Tennessee American Water awarded $10,000 in total grant funding between three organizations. 

"One of our key values is environmental leadership, which extends beyond the quality of our water," said Valoria Armstrong, Tennessee American Water president. "Our environmental focus also includes supporting community projects that involve residents and protect our natural water sources and watersheds." 

Organizations that received environmental grants in 2017:

  • Lookout Mountain Conservancy: watershed protection program with The Howard School
  • Hamilton County Coalition: educating the community on proper medication disposal through Drug Take Back community events and youth involvement
  • TennesSEA (Student Environmental Alliance): establishment of a Mountain Creek/Stringers Branch watershed alliance for community engagement and citizen water quality monitoring/cleanup

The grant application, details on the grant requirements, and examples of projects can be found at

Applications must be received or post-marked by Monday, March 26.