Applications are now open for the 2024 Firefighting Support Program!

Deadline to apply is Friday, August 16, 2024

Tennessee American Water firefighter grant program

Tennessee American Water is proud to partner with our local firefighters and emergency responders. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and invaluable service to provide fire protection. To show our appreciation, Tennessee American Water created the Firefighting Support grant program to benefit local fire departments.

The Firefighting Support Grants provide financial assistance to uniformed, professional and volunteer fire departments serving communities in the company’s designated service territories, including sale-for-resale areas (Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; Catoosa County GA; Signal Mountain, TN), and fire departments adjacent or supporting fire departments within Tennessee American Water service territories.

Grant applications should indicate a need for funds to cover costs associated with the following:

  • Personal protective gear
  • Communications equipment
  • Firefighting tools
  • Water handling equipment, or
  • Training and related activities/materials that will be used to support community fire protection (Reimbursement for specific fire training classes, including the cost of training manuals and student workbooks, is eligible.)

Only uniformed, professional and volunteer fire departments serving Tennessee American Water’s designated service areas, including sale-for-resale communities, are eligible to receive funding. No grants will be made to individuals.

The maximum grant amount is $1,000. Fire departments/districts are eligible for one grant per calendar year. Grant funds are limited, so regional or countywide applications are encouraged to maximize the number of fire organizations that would benefit from the grants.

Direct any questions to

If you prefer to fill out a paper application, click here. You can email the application to or mail it to
Tennessee American Water
ATTN: External Affairs Department
109 Wiehl Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403