Missouri American Water Announces 2019 Firefighter Grant Program

JOPLIN, Mo.–()–Missouri American Water is accepting applications for its 2019 Firefighter Grant Program. Through this program, the company provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in its service areas.

According to Debbie Dewey, president of Missouri American Water, the Firefighter Grant Program is an excellent opportunity for Missouri American Water to support fire protection efforts. She said, “As funding for local fire departments continues to be a struggle throughout the state, this grant program can assist in providing critical equipment and training needed by fire fighters. As the water providers for these communities, we realize the critical role they play in providing fire protection and emergency first response.”

The maximum grant amount is $1,200. Fire departments-districts are eligible for one grant per calendar year. Only uniformed professional and volunteer fire departments serving Missouri American Water’s service territory are eligible to receive funding. Grants of up to $1,200 will be considered to cover the costs associated with the following:

  • Personal protective gear
  • Communications equipment
  • Firefighting tools
  • Water handling equipment
  • Training and related activities/materials used to support community fire protection
  • Reimbursement for specific fire training classes, including training manuals and workbooks

Fire departments should send a letter of application postmarked by August 31, 2019 with the following information:

  • Description of the organization(s) seeking support
  • Overview of specific project to be funded and grant amount requested
  • Community problem/challenges that the project will address
  • Timeframe for implementation of project
  • Summary of other sources being approached for support of project
  • Project budget

Applications can be emailed to Christie Barnhart, manager of external affairs, at [email protected].

Missouri American Water

Missouri American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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