Business Notes, January 22, 2022

Jan. 22—Indiana American Water accepting applications for Environmental Grants Program

Indiana American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, is now accepting applications for its 2022 Environmental Grants Program.

“Indiana American Water is committed to providing our customers with clean, safe and reliable water service and to protecting our environment and our water sources,” Indiana American Water President Matt Prine said in a statement. communicated. “Everyone plays a role in protecting our nation’s water supply, and this program encourages municipalities, schools, environmental organizations and civic groups to apply for a grant that will benefit their watersheds and the communities we serve. we serve throughout the state.”

Indiana American Water’s Environmental Grants Program provides funds for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore, or protect watersheds, surface waters, and/or groundwater supplies through partnerships. Last year, Indiana American Water funded four watershed projects across the state. In 2022, the company will award multiple grants for a combined total of approximately $10,000.

To be eligible, proposed projects must:

* Respond to a need for water source or watershed protection in the community

* To be completed between May 1, 2022 and November 30, 2022

* Be a new or innovative program for the community, or serve as a meaningful extension to an existing program

* Be achieved by a formal or informal partnership between two or more organizations

* Provide evidence of sustainability (continued existence after use of grant funds), and

* Be located in one of Indiana American Water’s service areas across the state.

Projects will be judged based on criteria such as clarity of project objectives and projected impact, strength of collaboration with other community and/or municipal organizations, and evidence that the project will provide sustainable environmental results after the end of Indiana American Water’s funding.

Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2022 and mailed to Indiana American Water, 153 N. Emerson Ave., Greenwood, IN 46143, ATTN: Joe Loughmiller. Winners will be notified by April 30, 2022.

Additional information and application requirements can be obtained online in the Environmental Grant section of the company’s website at

Dukes Memorial Names Recipient of Excellence in Nursing Award

Dukes Memorial Hospital has named Tanya Oaks, RN the recipient of its 2021 Excellence in Nursing Award.

Oaks, who worked with Dukes Memorial as a registered nurse for 26 years, was nominated by her peers for her outstanding contributions to nuclear medicine patient care and community health.

“Dukes Memorial is fortunate to have so many exceptional nurses like Tanya who provide exemplary care, compassion and service to patients, and who understand the importance of teamwork, mentoring others and leadership in times of crisis,” Debra Close, chief executive of Dukes Memorial Hospital, said in a statement. “With this year’s focus on the selfless efforts of healthcare professionals like Tanya, we are pleased to recognize the important contributions of our nursing professionals.”

In addition to the award, Oaks received a cash prize and a copy of “Shining the Light on All the Right: Celebrating the Art of Nursing Around the World” by Bonnie and Mark Barnes, co-founders of the DAISY Foundation, a movement created to recognize and express gratitude for extraordinary nursing care.

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