New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Community Energy Plan Grant Program

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has announced a new round of Community Energy Plan Grants (CEPG) for all New Jersey municipalities. Community energy planning is the process by which communities collaboratively select emissions-reducing initiatives that help fulfill the goals of the state’s Energy Master Plan New Jersey’s Energy Master Plan: Pathway to 2050 (EMP).

Sustainable Jersey has a wide range of resources to support municipalities in completing this process, including energy data for your municipality and template plans.

There are two grant award levels:

  • All New Jersey municipalities are eligible to apply for a $10,000 grant
  • Overburdened Municipalities (see CEPG application for a list) are eligible for a $25,000 grant

Completing a Community Energy Plan will help municipalities meet the requirements of the Sustainable Jersey Gold Star in Energy.

Application Deadline Extended to: Friday, May 24, 2024

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Municipalities that have completed Community Energy Plans should consider applying for a Community Energy Plan Implementation Grant.

Technical Assistance Available

Municipalities are eligible for free technical assistance to develop and submit applications and assistance in creating the Community Energy Plan. Fill out the form below to schedule a consultation on the options available to your municipality.

Consultation Form

Informational Webinar

An informational webinar was held on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 from 1:00pm-2:00pm. This webinar reviewed how to apply to the NJBPU Community Energy Plan Grant, Sustainable Jersey community energy planning resources, the Sustainable Jersey Data Center, and Free technical assistance for municipalities throughout the CEP process.  

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Community Energy Planning Resources

Community Energy Resource Page

Sustainable Jersey has an array of resources to support the creation of community energy plans.

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Sustainable Jersey Data Center

Comprehensive municipal data and interactive maps for all New Jersey municipalities, including transportation, energy usage, residential, and other data.

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NOTE: Municipalities completing CEPs can contact Sustainable Jersey to receive a data packet tailored to their municipality.


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