Sustainable Jersey Grants Program Cycle
The PSEG Foundation is contributing $200,000 to support another cycle of the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program. With this contribution, the PSEG Foundation has provided $2.5 million dollars in funding to support local sustainability initiatives in municipalities and schools across the state. The PSEG Foundation's ongoing support of the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program is an excellent example of how public/private partnerships can encourage local grass roots efforts to improve the quality of life in New Jersey.
The funding cycle will award:
- Four (4) $20,000 project grants
- Eight (8) $10,000 project grants
- Twenty (20) $2,000 project or green team support grants
Application Information Packet
For a detailed overview of the grant opportunity download the Application Information Packet here.
To be eligible for a grant in this cycle, the following requirements must be met:
- The applicant must be a New Jersey municipality.
- The applicant must be registered or certified in the Sustainable Jersey Program and have an appointed green team.
Please note email submissions of grant proposals will not be accepted. All applications must be submitted using the link below. In order to apply, an applicant must first sign up for a profile and then complete the application. The same profile/login information can be used to complete both a large (20k and 10k) and a small (2k) grant 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.
Sustainable Jersey has transitioned to new grants management platform. To learn more about using the new online grant application visit the Online Application Portal Instructions page.
Online Application Deadline: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:59pm
Grant Recipients will be announced in early-June and a virtual grant announcement event held in mid-July
Make sure to record the email address and password for the application(s). Grant recipients will need that information to log into the system to complete reporting requirements.
An informational webinar was held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. You can register to watch the recording here and download the presentation slides here. This webinar reviewed the application process, provided tips on crafting a successful grant proposal, and demonstrated how to use the online application portal that was created using our new grants management platform. We recommend all applicants, old and new, to consider watching the webinar for a walkthrough of the new platform.
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.
Eligible Applicants, Projects & Expenses
For more information about eligible applicants, projects, and expenses click here.
Proposal Evaluation & Sponsor Recognition
For more information about the proposal evaluation criteria and ribbon cutting ceremony and sponsor signage requirements, click here.
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.