Sustainable Jersey Grants & Technical Assistance Programs

Sustainable Jersey strives to connect participating communities with financial and technical resources to successfully complete actions and make progress towards a sustainable future. To that end, we directly offer multiple competitive grant and technical assistance opportunities funded by program underwriters and partner organizations each year. In addition, we maintain a funding database that includes other opportunities offered by a wide range of government agencies, foundations, corporations, and non-profit organizations.


Current Opportunities

Sustainable Communities Grant Program

This grant opportunity will support municipal environmental stewardship and resiliency projects. Learn more hereApplications are due by June 30, 2021.


2021 Free Technical Assistance for Creating your Municipal Water Story

Sustainable Jersey is offering FREE technical assistance to one municipality interested in completing the newly released Municipal Water Story action.  The Water Story is a first step to achieve the Gold Star Standard in Water and is intended to serve as a catalyst for a wider discussion in the community to formulate an overall water strategy.  Learn more here.  Applications are due Thursday, June 24, 2021.


Since 2009, Sustainable Jersey has awarded $6.3 million in grants to participating municipalities and school districts.

Sustainable Jersey grants not only provide crucial financial support for projects that might otherwise not materialize, but also enable towns to complete actions that contribute toward certification.  Review the Actions page for ideas on possible projects.  All actions have a Resources section with organizations that can help with project completion.

Annual Grant Cycles

NOTE: All cycles are subject to change and official announcement will be made when funding cycles become available. 

Projects Funded

Visit the Previous Recipients & Projects page to learn about the projects funded since 2009.