Grants and Resources

Sustainable Jersey identifies resources to help municipalities develop a comprehensive sustainable community program. This includes financial resources in the form of grants and incentives, and technical support in the form of trainings, access to support organizations, and guidance material.

Fund sustainable projects with grants.

Sustainable Jersey registered towns get special priority access and notification of incentives and grants, and are eligible for the Sustainable Jersey Grants program.

  • Sustainable Jersey Grants Program: Almost $4.9 million has been provided to towns and schools for community-based projects to improve quality of life in New Jersey.
  • Sustainable Jersey Grants Portal: This is our comprehensive listing of resources that can be easily searched and customized to your interests. You can do a quick search, or create a profile that will automatically match your search preferences with known grants.

Current Funding Opportunities

PSEG Funding Cycle

The PSEG Foundation is contributing $200,000 to support the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program for municipalities.  Funding supports efforts to implement projects that help municipalities gain points needed for Sustainable Jersey certification and make progress toward a sustainable future.  For more information, click HERE.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Current Resource Opportunity

2019 Roots for Rivers Reforestation Grant & Technical Assistance Program

We are pleased to announce that The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is partnering with Sustainable Jersey and The Watershed Institute to offer another round of the Roots for Rivers Reforestation Grant and Technical Assistance Program. The program will support municipal, school district, and local non-profit and conservation organization efforts to undertake their own floodplain reforestation initiatives. Program participants will receive technical assistance to design restoration projects and funding to cover the material costs of tree/shrubs, tree protection tubes, and stakes. Projects costing between $1,000 and $20,000 are eligible. For more information, click HERE.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11:59pm

Current Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Services Opportunity

As part of the partnership between Sustainable Jersey and the Center for Community Engaged Learning and Research at The College of New Jersey, we are pleased to announce an opportunity for Sustainable Jersey communities to enlist students from The College of New Jersey to support your municipality's green team on a specific project that contributes to your Sustainable Jersey certification progress.  For more information, click HERE.

Application Deadline: Monday, January 14, 2019, at midnight

Access training, tools and expert guidance.

Sustainable Jersey provides clear “how to” guidance and New Jersey specific tools and resources for developing a comprehensive sustainable community program.

  • Sustainable Jersey Certification Actions/Tool Kits: Each Sustainable Jersey certification action has a tool kit that provides information about who should be involved, project costs and resource needs, why it is important and what to do to get the action done.
  • Trainings and Workshops: Regular training workshops, webinars and leadership meetings provide you with connections to the leading experts in important municipal sustainability issues. Request training on a specific topic by email at or call 609-771-2938.
  • Sustainable Jersey Green Team Resources: Access a library of written and recorded presentations, FAQs, resolutions, an evaluation rubric, recorded webinars, guides for working through the program, and much more!
  • Regional Hubs - Sustainable Jersey is committed to keeping towns connected in order for green teams to learn what has been successful elsewhere in the state and partner with neighboring towns through collaborative projects. Our regional hubs have formed across New Jersey and are comprised of green team and environmental commission members, municipal and county representatives, businesses, community, and nonprofit leaders.
  • Clean Energy Program: Review our Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) Office of Clean Energy page to learn more about the programs BPU offers to save money, energy, and score points toward Sustainable Jersey Certification! Or visit their site directly at
  • Technical Guidance: Do you have a question or need to find information? Send us an email at or call 609-771-2938. Post a question on the Sustainable Jersey Facebook page.