Gardinier Environmental Fund Energy Grants

The Gardinier Environmental Fund is contributing $100,000 to support a Sustainable Jersey Grants Program cycle for municipal governments and public school districts.  For this grant cycle, the Gardinier Environmental Fund will support energy projects focused on conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy.

This cycle will award:

  • Two (2) $20,000 grants
  • Six (6) $10,000 grants

Applicants may only submit ONE grant application, either at the $20,000 or $10,000 grant level.


Application Information

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for a grant in this cycle, the following requirements must be met:

  • New Jersey municipality, public school or public school district registered in the Sustainable Jersey or Sustainable Jersey for Schools program and have an appointed green team.

More detailed information can be found in the Application Information Packet and on the Eligibility page.

Online Application

Please note email submissions of grant proposals will not be accepted.  All applications must be submitted using the links below.  In order to apply, an applicant must first sign up for an application.  This is true for both NEW and PREVIOUS Sustainable Jersey grant applicants.  Please note this account is different from the one used to access your certification application.

Online Application Deadline: Friday, October 30, 2020 at 11:59pm

Grant recipients will be announced in mid-January

Complete Application

Make sure to record the email address and password for each application. Grant recipients will need that information to log into the system to complete reporting requirements.

Application Information Packet

For a detailed overview of the grant opportunity download the Application Information Packet here.


Informational Webinar

An informational webinar was held to will cover eligible projects, the available energy incentive and grant programs, the application process, and online submission procedures. You can watch a recording of the webinar here and review the slideshow presentation here.


Authorization to Submit Grant Application

The municipality must provide a resolution from the governing body showing it is authorized to apply for the grant. The resolution should name this specific grant opportunity. It is highly recommended to start the process of obtaining this authorization as early as possible to allow enough time for approval.

Sample Grant Resolution


Eligibility, Use of Funding & Evaluation

For more information about eligible applicants, projects, use of funding and grant proposal evaluation click here.


Application Tips

Successful grant applications often represent innovative projects underway throughout the state, and can act as a model and generate ideas for other municipalities.  Review the Application Tips page for guidance on general grant application requirements to strengthen your proposal.


This Grants Program cycle is funded by:

If you have questions, please contact or 609-771-3189.


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