Environmental Grant Program

Our commitment to protecting the environment runs deep and we’re proud to support the efforts of local organizations that share our vision.

Established in 2005, our annual Environmental Grant Program offers funding for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and groundwater supplies in our local communities.

We are pleased to offer assistance to community partners to help make a positive impact on the environment, and we encourage you to apply.

To qualify for Environmental Grant funding, a proposed project must be:

  • Located within an American Water service area
  • Completed between May and November of the grant funding year
  • Be a new or innovative community initiative, or serve as significant expansion to an existing program.

For more information, please see our 2018 Program Brochure and Grant Application Form.

Locally, we work every day to help protect our natural resources. Here are a few examples.

In 2017, West Virginia American Water issued seven grants totaling more than $10,000 to the following organizations:

  • Capitol Conservation District ($2,500) for their Soil Tunnel Trailer
  • Boone County Career & Technical Center ($3,100) to purchase Riparian buffers and educational packets as part of a watershed clean up project
  • Ernie Nester Chapter Trout Unlimited ($500) for temperature monitoring for Trout in the Classroom
  • Marshall University ($2,000) for the Creek Geek watershed education program
  • Ona Elementary School ($1,760) for creation of a classroom living stream
  • WVU Extension Service ($5,000) for a mobile livestock facility
  • Southern Appalachian Labor School ($500) for the purchase of collection containers during the drug take back program

Entries in West Virginia must be postmarked by March 26, 2018 and should be sent to:

West Virginia American Water
Attn: Megan Hannah
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302