Over $2.5 million in grants have been provided to towns for community-based projects to improve quality of life in New Jersey.
The Sustainable Jersey grants are intended to help local governments make progress toward a sustainable future in general, and specifically toward Sustainable Jersey certification. The projects serve as practical models for the rest of the state while making measurable contributions toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey.
Eligible projects include actions that would score a municipality points toward Sustainable Jersey certification. This includes projects addressing issues from renewable energy and green building design, waste reduction, a sustainable master plan, water conservation, natural resources management, energy management, and transportation issues. Most projects also include public outreach campaigns and many have involved school children and community organizations. The Grants program also gives capacity building awards to municipalities to support local green teams and their programs, and are not project specific.
The Gardinier Environmental Fund is contributing $150,000 to support a Sustainable Jersey Grants Program cycle for municipal governments and public school districts. For this grant cycle, the Gardinier Environmental Fund will fund energy projects focused on conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy. For more information, click HERE.
Review the list of past projects and the recently awarded towns.
The Grants Program is made possible with generous funding from The Gardinier Environmental Fund, New Jersey Department of Health, PSEG Foundation, and Walmart. Total support to date includes:
|Funder||Year(s)||Amount||Type of Grant|
|Gardinier Environmental Fund||2014-2018||$695,000||Targeted|
|New Jersey Department of Health||2014||$32,000||Targeted|
For questions regarding the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program e-mail email@example.com or call 609-771-3189.