New Jersey American Water Launches Seventh Annual Volunteer Firefighter & Emergency Responder Grant Program

VOORHEES, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recognizing the bravery and heroism of the volunteer firefighters and
first responders in our communities, New
Jersey American Water
announces its 2017 grant program for volunteer
fire departments and emergency responders located in the company’s
service areas.

“We are proud to once again offer this program, which provides
assistance to the brave men and women volunteering their time and skills
to safeguard the people who live and work in the communities we serve,
including our employees,” said Denise Venuti Free, director of
Communications and External Affairs, New Jersey American Water.

Grants will be awarded to cover the costs associated with purchasing
personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools,
water handling equipment, training and related activities and materials
that will be used to support volunteer firefighter and emergency
responder operations (e.g., ambulance and first aid squads).
Reimbursement for specific fire training classes, including the cost of
training manuals and student workbooks, is also eligible. Regional or
countywide applications are encouraged to maximize the number of fire
and emergency organizations that would benefit from the grants.

To apply, organizations must submit an application,
complete with the following information:

  • Contact information, including name and phone number.
  • Description of the organization(s) seeking support, including company
    name, address of company and county in which the company is located.
  • Overview of the specific project to be funded.
  • Grant amount requested.
  • Problem/challenges that the project will address.
  • Timeframe for implementation of the project.
  • Summary of other sources being approached for support of the project.
  • In addition to the letter of application, a project budget should be

Completed applications can be emailed to,
or sent by mail to: New Jersey American Water, 1025 Laurel Oak Road,
Voorhees, NJ 08043; Attn: Susan Barton.

The maximum grant amount awarded to any organization is $1,000 and the
deadline to apply is March 10, 2017. Additional details and the
application may be found at,
on the “News
& Community” page
. Grant recipients will be notified at the end
of March.

New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, is the
largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing
high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to
approximately 2.7 million people. More information can be found at
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically
diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.
Marking its 130th anniversary in 2016, the company employs 6,700
dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking
water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million
people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found
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New Jersey American Water
Denise Venuti Free
Director of
Communications and External Affairs