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Grants Available for Volunteer Fire Departments & Emergency Response Organizations

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>New Jersey American Water Opens Third Annual Grant Program</b></i> </p>

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Grants Available for Volunteer Fire Departments & Emergency Response Organizations13:22 EST Thursday, January 17, 2013 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 2013 grant program for volunteer fire departments and emergency responders (e.g., ambulance and first aid squads) located in the company's service areas. 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/materials that will be used to support their operations. The maximum grant amount is $1,000. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28, 2013. Details may be found at http://www.amwater.com/njaw/about-us/community-involvement/programs.html To apply, organizations must send a letter of application, complete with the following information: Contact information, including name and phone number Description of the organization(s) seeking support, including: name, address, and county in which it 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 Project budget Applications should be mailed to: New Jersey American Water1025 Laurel Oak RoadVoorhees, NJ 08043Attn: Peter Eschbach “We hope that through this program, we can provide assistance to just some of our local volunteer emergency responders. These brave men and women volunteering their time and skills keep our crews and business safe,” said Peter Eschbach, director of external affairs and communications at New Jersey American Water. New Jersey American Water, a wholly owned 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 2.5 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com. New Jersey American WaterPeter Eschbach, 856-782-2316peter.eschbach@amwater.com