Excerpts from the lincolnsitynews.com:

Illinois American Water (IAW) is accepting applications for its 2019 Firefighter Grant Program. Through this program, the company provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations in its service areas.

Since 2010, IAW has awarded over $493,000 for over 500 grants to Illinois firefighters. Through this grant program, IAW is able to assist firefighters with critical equipment and training.

Fire departments-districts are eligible for one grant per year. Uniformed professional and volunteer fire departments serving IAW’s service territory are eligible for a grant of up to $1,000 to cover 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 by no later than Sept. 10, 2019 to Karen Cotton, manager of external affairs, at karen.cotton@amwater.com.