Foundation / Corporation
Sustainable Jersey and PSEG Foundation
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Grants to New Jersey municipalities for projects that promote long-term sustainability. Funding is intended to support the earning of the applicant municipality's sustainability certification by the State, as well as to assist with innovative projects and green team expenses.
Applicants should consider projects applicable to one or more of the 18 categories in the Sustainable Jersey Certification Program. With over 149 actions to choose from proposals can focus on a wide range of initiatives such as creating a creative placemaking plan; conducting a brownfields inventory; holding a green fair; completing projects that promote diversity on boards and commissions, identify vulnerable populations for emergencies, support local food programs; holding education and outreach campaigns that promote recycling, commercial and residential energy efficiency, and healthier communities; and more.
There are two streams of grants:
Eligible grant expenses include staff stipends, consultant or contractor service fees (e.g., for content expertise, marketing, and/or technology), equipment, training and educational materials or related expenses, project supplies, and promotional items. The amount of grant funding that can be used to purchase promotional items are limited to the following amounts: $1,000 for large grants and $200 for $2,000 grants). Promotional items include “give-aways” such as refillable water bottles, t-shirts, bags, etc., and incentives or awards such as prizes, gift cards, refreshments, etc.
GrantWatch ID#: 166071
This grant cycle of the 2020 Sustainable Jersey Grants Program for participating municipalities will award:
- Four (4) $20,000 project grants
- Eight (8) $10,000 project grants
- Twenty (20) $2,000 project or green team support grants
The $20,000 and $10,000 “large” grants have an 18-month performance period. Recipients of a large grant must have fully expended all of their grant funds, completed their project, and submitted their final report by November 30, 2021.
The $2,000 grants have a 12-month performance period. Recipients of a $2,000 grant must have fully expended all of their grant funds, completed their project, and submitted their final report by May 31, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
- For the $20,000 and $10,000 grant application: https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/sjpseg20kand10k2020
- For the $2,000 grant application: https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/sjpseg2k2020
For questions, contact:
Kaitlyn Vollmer, Grants Program Coordinator
Sustainability Institute at the College of New Jersey
Forcina Hall, 3rd Floor
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718
USA: New Jersey
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