Online Application Portal Instructions
Applications must be submitted using the online application portal by 11:59 PM on Friday, April 9, 2021. At that time the portal will close. You may save your work, log out, and resume your in-progress application at any time by using the login feature. Even if you submit the application, you will still be able to access it up until the application deadline.
Sustainable Jersey has transitioned to a NEW grants management platform. To complete the online application, follow the steps below and/or view the detailed guidance in the Application Information Packet.
Step 1: Sign Up for an Account
The person signing up for the account will be considered the grant's primary contact. Sustainable Jersey will direct all communications about the grant to this person. This account can be used to submit up to two municipal grant applications (one large grant and/or one $2,000 grant).
Step 2: Create a Profile
The person creating the profile and serving as the primary contact must be a municipal staff member or an elected/appointed official (green team member/volunteer). It cannot be a consultant. If a consultant is responsible for completing the grant application, they should submit the application under an account owned by the primary grant contact.
Step 3: Complete the Grant Application
The grant application consists of three sections: Municipal Grant Proposal, Sustainable Jersey Program Status, and Grant Authorization Resolution. Once each of these sections is "Marked Complete" the next section will become available. Once all three sections are completed and submitted the primary contact will receive a confirmation email of the application's submission.
Section 1: Municipal Grant Proposal
Complete these forms requesting information on your municipality's requested funding amount, grant project, application contacts, and Sustainable Jersey grant history.
Section 2: Sustainable Jersey Program Status
Complete this form requesting information on your municipality's current status in the Sustainable Jersey Program. Municipalities must be registered or certified in the program and have an active Sustainable Jersey green team to be eligible to apply. Green team documentation will be requested, except for municipalities currently certified Bronze or Silver in the program. Check your municipality's participation status here.
Section 3: 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, May 21 in order for the grant application to be considered. A template resolution can be found here. It is recommended that the municipality begins the process of obtaining the resolution as soon as possible to ensure it is adopted by the deadline. Please note: the grant authorization resolution is not the same as the resolution required to register in Sustainable Jersey or the resolution required to establish a green team.