2018 PSEG Grant Recipients

32 Sustainable Jersey grants awarded to New Jersey municipalities

On May 8, 2018, $200,000 was awarded through the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program funded by the PSEG Foundation to implement a variety of sustainability projects across the state.  Some of the projects include turtle habitat protection, environmental resource inventories, an electric vehicle charging station, single use plastic reduction campaigns, pond restoration, composting and food waste diversion, creative placemaking in a business district, raingardens, composting and food waste reduction, green team capacity building and more.

$20,000 Awardees

Municipality County Project Title
Avalon Borough Cape May

Diamondback Terrapin Nesting Habitat Enhancement Pilot Project: To address the concern of residents, and help protect the habitat of the Diamondback Terrapins, turtle nesting gardens and barriers will be created to prevent the turtles from crossing a busy road where numerous turtle fatalities have been reported.  The Borough will use this as an educational opportunity for residents.

Ocean Township Monmouth

Environmental Resource Inventory: The Township's first Environmental Resources Inventory will serve as a guidance document for municipal and county governments, land use planners, and the town's Environmental and Shade Tree Commissions, and will help create a greater sense of the town's natural resources and anything that may threaten those resources.  It will also help the guide the Master Plan process.

Hawthorne Borough Passaic

Gateway to the Passaic River: The Borough will install a raingarden along a popular walkway that provides residents with access to the Passaic River for numerous recreational activities.  The raingarden will serve as a stormwater demonstration project and provide ample educational opportunities.

Somerville Borough Somerset

EV Charging Station: The Borough will increase awareness in the community of the environmental benefits and availability of electric cars and charging infrastructure by installing an electric vehicle charging station on Main Street.  Educational material will also be available at the charging site.

$10,000 Awardees

Municipality County Project Title
Ventnor City Atlantic

Reusable Bag Outreach and Education Program: The City will enact a robust educational and outreach plan for residents to explain the benefits and details of a recently adopted Single Use Bay Fee Bag Ordinance.

Garfield City Bergen

Green Infrastructure Initiative: The City will carry out the recommendations of a Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study by installing cisterns at three city properties and holding a series of rainbarrel workshops for residents to improve stormwater management.

Waterford Township Camden

Environmental Resource Inventory: The Township will conduct its first Environmental Resource Inventory to be used as a tool to help make land use decisions, identify potential natural resource problems and sensitive areas, and increase understanding of natural systems within the town.

Bloomfield Township Essex

Composting and Food Waste Diversion: The Township will conduct an outreach and education program to promote household composting and complete a Township-wide food waste audit to determine the feasibility of food waste diversion.

Millburn Township Essex

Take-Out Transitions To Green: The Township will launch a pilot program that will supply local restaurants with sustainable packaging in an effort to discover a way to effectively reduce the amount of disposable take-out containers and plastic bags in the municipal waste stream.

Franklin Township Hunterdon

Rogers Pond Revitalization: The Township will analyze Rogers Pond, a popular recreation site and important water resource for the community, in order to create a long-term maintenance plan that is meant to restore the health of the pond so that residents can once again enjoy it.

Red Bank Borough Monmouth

Access to Clean Water: The Borough will provide access to clean water and support a plastic reduction education initiative by installing water bottle refilling stations at different parks, and use data from them to make informed future planning decisions.

Passaic City Passaic

Taste of Market Street: The City will host a creative placemaking event that will highlight the twenty five Latino restaurants on Market Street and advance the City's efforts to re-brand Market Street and the surrounding district as the Eastside Dining District.

$2,000 Green Team Grant Awardees

Boonton Township Galloway Township Perth Amboy City
Brigantine City Glen Rock Borough Ringwood Borough
Burlington Township Holmdel Township South Plainfield Borough
Denville Township Manville Borough Stone Harbor Borough
Egg Harbor Township North Haledon Borough Wall Township
Fair Haven Borough Oradell Borough Woolwich Township
Folsom Borough Palmyra Borough