Application Sections

The PSEG grant application is comprised of three sections:

  1. Municipal Grant Proposal
  2. Sustainable Jersey Program Status
  3. Grant Authorization Documentation

The first two sections must be completed by February 10, 2023. The third section does not need to be completed until March 17, 2023.

Section One: Municipal Grant Proposal

Complete this form requesting information about your municipality, your municipality's Sustainable Jersey grants history, and your proposed project. The main proposal sections for $2,000 and $10,000 include:

  • Project Title and Brief Project Description
  • Action Plan and Timeline
  • Budget Narrative and Detailed Project Budget
  • Optional Information

$10,000 grant proposals will also include:

  • Project Team
  • Community Engagement
  • Project Impact and Evaluation

More detailed information on what is required for each section of the grant proposal can be found in the Application Information Packet.

Section Two: Sustainable Jersey Program Status

Complete this form requesting information on your municipality's current status in the Sustainable Jersey program. Municipality must be registered in the program and have an active Sustainable Jersey green team to be eligible to apply.

Use the Participating Communities map here to check your municipality's current program status. Find the name of your municipality using the "List View". Each municipality is listed under its respective county.

Green team documentation will be requested in this section of the application, however, municipalities currently certified Bronze or Silver in the program do NOT need to upload this information.

More detailed information, including an explanation on each type of program status and how to get registered if your municipality is not, can be found in the Application Information Packet.

Section Three: Grant Authorization Resolution

After submitting the completed grant application, you will gain access to the Grant Authorization Resolution stage that has a longer deadline than the grant application. A grant authorization resolution must be submitted no later than by the end of the day on Friday, March 17, 2022 in order for the grant application to be considered.

Sample Grant Resolution

You are not required to use one of the templates as long as the grant authorization resolution names the specific Sustainable Jersey grants cycle (2022 Sustainable Jersey Grants Program funded by PSEG), the requested funding amount(s) ($10,000 and/or $2,000), and the name of the applicant (your municipality name).

More detailed information, including recommendations for applicants choosing to pass a resolution, can be found in the Application Information Packet.


Sponsor Recognition

Sections of the application will refer to the importance of sponsor recognition, and how you plan to acknowledge the sponsors in grant-funded events and materials should be clear in the proposal. If awarded the grant, this will be a requirement in the final report.

Grant recipients are required to install a sign indicating that the project was funded by The PSEG Foundation and the Sustainable Jersey Grant Program where applicable. The cost of the signage can be included in the project budget.

The PSEG Foundation and the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program should also be acknowledged on reports or other materials developed with grant funds.  Copies of materials acknowledging the funders will be required attachments in the final grant report.

Mahwah Township
Rain Garden
2017 PSEG 20k Grant

Please include Sustainable Jersey and PSEG logos on materials. Examples of promotion materials recognizing the funders can be found here.