Energy Technical Assistance Application: Distressed Communities


The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is offering two Fellows to work with distressed municipalities and school districts registered in the Sustainable Jersey or Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program.  Sustainable Jersey staff will use the New Jersey Municipal Revitalization Index (MRI) to identify distress levels of communities when considering applications.  Please contact Nancy Quirk, Energy Program Manager at or 609-771-2902 with questions regarding eligibility.

All applications must be submitted using the online application link below. Applicants must sign up for an account on the online application portal to access the application. The application does not need to be completed in one setting. Applicants can save their progress and use the login feature to continue work on the application.

PLEASE NOTE: Municipalities and school districts should only submit ONE application. Applicants will be considered for all opportunities for which they are eligible.


Application Deadline EXTENDED: Friday, April 17

Use the links below to:

  • Review the Distressed Communities Application Information Packet here
  • Complete the Distressed Communities online application here

When an application is submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the email used to create the account on the application portal. If you do not receive this confirmation email, contact


Read EDF Fellow Accomplishments in Prior Years

Sustainable Jersey has been placing EDF Climate Corps Fellows since 2015. Learn how these Fellows have helped New Jersey municipalities and school districts advance their energy initiatives.

View Previous EDF Fellow Projects


Contact Nancy Quirk, Energy Program Manager at or 609-771-2902.