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Environmental Awareness Challenge Grant Program

Grants to Bergen County, New Jersey Public and
Private Schools for Environmental Education Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA)

Deadline Date:

05/03/19

Description:

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Grants of up to $1,000 to Bergen County, New Jersey public and private schools for long-term educational projects related to environmental awareness. Funding is intended for projects or activities related to anti-litter, recycling, water pollution, air pollution, and solid waste management.

All programs must be long-term and contain an educational component. Short term projects, such as assemblies or field trips, can enhance a program; however, they are not acceptable as the project's main goal.

If plants are purchased, they must be perennials or edible (e.g. vegetables, herbs, legumes, etc.). The BCUA prefers indigenous plants and under no circumstance are annual flowers an allowable expenditure.

Projects will be evaluated based on the following characteristics (including but not limited to):
- Creativity;
- Use of environmentally friendly or green products and/or products made from recycled materials;
- Projects that promote/enhance school recycling;
- Projects that benefit a large number of students;
- Projects that benefit students over the long term (i.e. composting in conjunction with a school garden) rather than a short-term project (i.e. a class trip);
- Projects that are productive using a minimal amount of funds; and/or hands-on student projects.


GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181040

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$70,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed within one year from the date of the grant award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All public and private grammar and high schools throughout Bergen County are invited to participate.

In order to be eligible, your school must have a functioning recycling program in place, or use this grant to implement a recycling program in your school. No exceptions will be made to this requirement.

Each school may only receive one grant.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019.

All entries will be reviewed and judged by the BCUA staff. Grant award notification will be sent in June 2019, and grants will be provided at the beginning of the 2019/2020 school year.

Contact Information:

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

Email completed application to:

Mark Vangieri
201-807-5823
mvangieri@bcua.org

Solid Waste Division
Foot of Mehrhof Road
PO Box 9
Little Ferry, NJ 07643

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Jersey: Bergen County