BELLEVILLE — Monday is the deadline for applying for Illinois American Water environmental grants.
The company awards grants of up to $10,000 to support activities such as watershed cleanups, reforestation, biodiversity projects, wellhead protection initiatives and hazardous-waste collection efforts.
To qualify, projects must be located in an Illinois American Water service area and:
— Address a source water or watershed protection need.
— Be completed between May 1 and Nov. 29.
— Be a new or innovative program for the community or be a significant expansion of an existing program.
— Be carried out by a partnership between two or more organizations.
— Provide evidence that the efforts can be sustained after the grant.
Last year, the company received more than 20 grant applications and awarded six grants totaling more than $25,000.