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Environmental Endowment for New Jersey Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple Eastern
States to Positively Impact Coastal Watersheds

GrantWatch ID#: 176978
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Environmental Endowment for New Jersey, Inc.

12/15/16 Postmarked

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Grants of up to $20,000 to Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations to positively impact designated tidal watersheds. Projects may local or statewide and must demonstrate a clear benefit to the New Jersey/New York tidal harbor complex. This includes the Hackensack, Raritan and Passaic Watersheds, the Delaware River Basin, and Schuylkill Valley.

The Environmental Endowment for New Jersey distributes funds from settlements of lawsuits brought to enforce compliance with the Federal Clean Water Act. The projects funded must comply with the Court Orders entered in those cases and must have a clear and direct linkage to the waters impacted by the violations underlying the Clean Water Act enforcement cases.

Applicants should describe with as much specificity as possible how their project will mitigate environmental impacts on the watersheds identified below. Applicants should also specify the municipalities that will benefit from the project.

Eligible Watersheds:

-Environmental projects in and/or near the Kill Van Kull, the Arthur Kill, Newark Bay, Upper and Lower New York Bay and/or other waters in the tidally-related New York-New Jersey Harbor Complex.

-Environmental projects in the vicinity of Spa Spring Creek, the Arthur Kill, Raritan Bay and/or tidally related waterways.

-Environmental projects in the Delaware River Basin.

-Environmental projects that have a direct benefit in or near the Delaware River watershed

-Environmental projects in the municipalities that constitute the 37 Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners service area. Owner Municipalities: Belleville, Bloomfield, Clifton, East Rutherford (partially), East Newark, Garfield, Glen Ridge, Haledon, Harrison, Kearny (partially), Lodi, Lyndhurst (partially), Montclair, Newark, North Arlington (partially), Nutley, Orange, Passaic, Paterson, Prospect Park, Rutherford (partially), Wallington. Leasees: Bayonne, East Orange, Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Hawthorne, Jersey City, Little Falls, North Caldwell*, North Haledon, Saddle Brook, Totowa, Union City*, West Orange, West Paterson, Wyckoff*.

*Those municipalities have some portion going through one of the others.

-Environmental projects that have a direct connection to the Schuylkill River and its watershed.

Grants will be offered in the following categories:

1) Traditional (Up to $15,000) - Eligible proposals may include environmental advocacy and action projects, stewardship projects, public education, research, or other activities that will promote the conservation, preservation, and improvement of the land, water and other natural resources.

2) Small Grants (Up to $5,000)

Smaller grassroots groups may submit proposals under this category for the same purposes listed for eligible proposals in the Traditional Category.

3) Three Year Grants (Up to $20,000 per year)

Eligible proposals shall be limited to those that include environmental advocacy and/or action projects that will promote the conservation, preservation, and improvement of the land, water, and other natural resources. Collaboration among various groups toward a particular project goal for these grant proposals are encouraged but not required. Applications need to be specific in providing measurable desired outcomes. Where applicable, success measures should be expressed with benchmarks that may include percentage changes or numeric targets.

The Three Year category ranking will provide greater significance on measurable outcomes.

A Maximum of three grants up to $20,000 per year may be awarded in this category. Two grants will be in the NE Metro area inclusive of the PVSC area and one grant to the Delaware River Basin. These grant commitments will be renewed annually subject to submission of required grant reporting and available funding, but would not require a new grant submission in years 2 and 3.

Applicants in the Three Year category may also apply in the Traditional category, however, if any award is received in this category no other awards will be made to the same applicant from other categories.

A maximum of 3 Three Year Grants will be awarded.

-Traditional Grants: Up to $15,000
-Small Grants: Up to $5,000
-Three Year Grants: Up to $20,000 per year

Grants usually cover a 12 month period (except for Three Year Grants).

Preference will be given to nonprofit environmental organizations that have an Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) designation.

Funds will not be given to individuals, to endowments, for general operating, or for capital expenditures (building or renovation).

Projects in the Atlantic Coastal Basin or the Wallkill Basin are not eligible.

Application Instructions: http://www.eenj.org/home/application-procedures

Application Cover Page Instructions: http://www.eenj.org/home/cover-page

Project Eligibility: http://www.eenj.org/home/eligibility

The deadline for proposal submissions is December 15. Proposals postmarked after this date will not be accepted.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail proposals to:

Environmental Endowment for New Jersey, Inc.
PO Box 3446
Trenton, NJ 08619-0446

(609) 584-1593
info@eenj.org

Projects must have a clear benefit to the Hackensack, Raritan and Passaic Watersheds, the Delaware River Basin, or Schuylkill Valley.

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