Over $2.2 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 Small Grants program also gives capacity building awards to municipalities to support local green teams and their programs, and are not project specific.
The Small 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 Small Grant|
|Gardinier Environmental Fund||2014-2016||$395,000||Targeted|
|New Jersey Department of Health||2014||$32,000||Targeted|
For questions regarding the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-771-2938.