Environmental Grant Program
Environmental Grant Program
About the program:
New Jersey American Water's Environmental Grant Program awards grants of up to $10,000 to support diverse types of environmental sustainability activities such as watershed cleanups, reforestation efforts, rain garden projects, streamside buffer restoration projects and hazardous waste collection efforts.
At New Jersey American Water, we are committed to protecting the environment in the communities we serve and are proud to support the efforts of local organizations that share our vision.
Our Environmental Grant Program offers funds for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies in our local communities. We are pleased to offer this assistance to our community partners, while leveraging local resources and capabilities to make a positive impact on the environment.
To qualify for Environmental Grant funding, a proposed project must:
- Improve, protect or restore the watershed or source water
- Be located within the New Jersey American Water service area
- Be a new or innovative community initiative, or serve as significant expansion to an existing program.
Where to mail your entry
Entries for New Jersey should be mailed to:
New Jersey American Water
P.O. Box 102
Bound Brook, NJ 08805
Attn: Gary Matthews
For More Information
Take a look at our 2012 Environmental Grant Program Winners!
New Jersey American Water provided five grants totaling nearly $37,000 to the following organizations:
- Barack Obama Green Charter High School is being awarded $5,837 to sample the water, hold a cleanup, and use as design support of the headwaters of the Robinson's branch of the Rahway River. They will also be building a nature trail.
- Belvidere Environmental Commission’s grant of $1,140 will assist to mark areas prone to storm water flows, as well as begin a wetland transition project.
- Stratford Shade Tree Commission received $10,000 towards its 2012 Shade Tree Restoration Project.
- Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association will utilize a grant of $10,000 to run a community-based project to better manage the area storm water which will both protect and enhance Harry’s Brook.
- The City of Summit received $10,000 for a cleanup of the Martin’s Brook Watershed, and to create a groundwater education program.
2011 Environmental Grant Program Winners
New Jersey American Water provided six grants totaling $30,000 to the following organizations:
- The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore will expand water education programs in Monmouth and Ocean Counties to provide information on nutrient pollution and to teach girls and their families how to reduce such pollution.
- Sustainable Haddon Heights will educate the public on the importance of source water protection and encourage home owners to create rain gardens to reduce storm water runoff.
- The Maplewood Garden Club will use the grant to establish “The Hilton Branch Library Rain Garden,” which will protect the water table from rain runoff and serve as a model for use on private property by residents.
- Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge will transform a parking lot into a wetland meadow and to create water conservation projects with students from Taunton Forge Elementary School.
- Mount Holly Environmental Advisory Committee will create two rain gardens to improve the water quality of rain runoff from a parking lot into a nearby creek.
- Kiva High School students will create a rain garden and wildlife habitat along with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County.