Wanted: Innovative NJ Sustainable Energy Projects

on Sep 19, 2014

Sustainable Jersey opens application process for new round of grants

Sustainable Jersey announced today that it is accepting applications from New Jersey municipalities for sustainable energy projects focused on efficiency, renewable energy and related advanced energy infrastructure. Funded by the Gardinier Environmental Fund, $150,000 in grant money is now available from the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program

“The Gardinier Environmental Fund is committed to conserving the earth’s energy resources and enhancing renewable energy measures,” said Gene Wentzel, president, Gardinier Environmental Fund. “We are proud to support this program and to fund projects that will contribute to our mutual goals in New Jersey.” 

Proposals are being accepted through November 5, 2014. Visit the grants page on www.SustainableJersey.com to submit a simple, online application.  Sustainable Jersey is now offering an online grant application which allows communities to collaborate on the grant proposal process and facilitate virtual evaluations of the grant applications by the review committee.  

For this grant cycle, the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program is offering grants in two sizes; $35,000 and $10,000. Since its launch in 2009, the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants program has funded more than $1,400,000 to municipalities. 

“Investments in energy projects are key toward the goal of a more sustainable and resilient New Jersey,” said Randall Solomon, co-director of Sustainable Jersey. “This current grant opportunity will help fund projects like building efficiency upgrades, alternative vehicle fueling and charging stations, energy education projects that promote municipal energy efficiency programs, energy resiliency, solar energy installations and new and innovative studies and engineering projects that towns want to implement.”

Currently, 74 percent of New Jersey’s towns and cities (415 towns across all 21 counties) are participating in the Sustainable Jersey program. 

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