Illinois American Water announces Firefighter Grant program
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[March 12, 2012]
BELLEVILLE -- Illinois American Water
has announced its 2012 Firefighter Grant program. Through this
program, the company provides financial assistance to fire and
emergency organizations serving communities in its service areas.
According to Karla Olson Teasley, president of Illinois American
Water, the Firefighter Grant program has been successful in
providing assistance to community fire protection efforts.
the last two years we’ve been able to provide 83 grants totaling
over $100,000 to fire departments across Illinois," Teasley said.
"We look forward to providing even more assistance to firefighters
in our communities."
Grants of up to $1,500 will be
considered to cover the costs associated with the following:
related activities and materials used to support community fire
Reimbursement for specific fire
training classes, including training manuals and workbooks.
The maximum grant amount is $1,500. Fire departments and
districts are eligible for one grant per calendar year. Only
uniformed professional and volunteer fire departments serving an
Illinois American Water service territory are eligible to receive
Fire departments should send a letter
of application, postmarked by April 20, with the following:
Description of the
organization(s) seeking support.
specific project to be funded and grant amount requested.
or challenges that the project will address.
Time frame for
implementation of project.
Summary of other
sources being approached for support of project.
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Applications may be mailed to Karen Cotton, manager of external
affairs, at 123 SW Washington St., Peoria, IL 61602; or emailed to
For answers to questions concerning this program, contact Cotton via
email or by phone at 309-566-4126.
[Text from file received from
Illinois American Water]