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Illinois American Water has announced they are accepting applications for the 2017 Firefighter Grant Program. The grants provide financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities within the Illinois American Water service area. Since 2010 American Water's Grant Program has awarded over $342,000. Karen Cotton, a spokesperson for Illinois American Water says the grant money can be used for a variety of things.

Applications for the grants should be emailed to "karen.cotton@amwater.com" no later than September 8. She says most if not all local departments are aware of the opportunity to seek this grant. 

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