New York American Water Environmental Grant Announced

MERRICK, N.Y. (February 4, 2020)—For the seventh year in a row, New York American Water has announced that it is accepting applications for its Environmental Grant Program. Each year, the program--which supports innovative and community-based environmental projects—offers funding of up to $10,000 for qualifying environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies within the company’s service area.

“New York American Water’s mission is always rooted in the betterment of the communities we serve,” said Michael Nofi, Manager of Water Quality and Environmental Compliance. “We are thrilled to once again provide funding that supports community-based organizations that share our common goal of environmental preservation.”

Last year, New York American Water awarded a $10,000 grant to Crossroads Farm in Malverne, NY. The organization used the funds to develop a teaching garden of drought-tolerant native plants and host workshops to promote the use of native species in residents’ garden with a focus on water conservation and environmental stewardship. The teaching garden also installed a Rachio 3 smart irrigation controller for the garden’s irrigation system to educate homeowners about weather, water usage and the opportunity to conserve through efficient irrigation. 

To qualify, organizations must submit an application complete with the following information by March 31, 2020:

  • Description of the organization(s) seeking grant.
  • Overview of the environmental project to be funded.
  • Location of the project, which must be in a New York American Water service area.
  • Budget for the project.
  • Grant amount requested.
  • Sustainability of project.
  • Timeframe for implementation of the project.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and are selected by New York American Water employees based on various criteria such as project goals, impact, innovation, design, collaboration, sustainability, community engagement and other requirements. All applicants are expected to include specific, measurable goals for projects in their proposals. At the conclusion of the grant project, the lead organization must provide a written report on the project results/impact.

Grant recipients will be notified on April 30, 2020.

For more information about New York American Water and its environmental stewardship and grants programs, please visit, Customers are also encouraged to follow New York American Water on Facebook and Twitter.



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