Free technical assistance, resources and funding for municipalities to prioritize energy efficiency in their buildings and help residents and local businesses do the same!


Application Due: Friday, April 5, 2024



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School Districts can learn more and apply for Technical Assistance for Energy Efficiency in School Facilities track! Learn more and apply on a rolling basis here.

Informational Webinar

An Informational webinar was held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. This webinar was an overview of the Sustainable Jersey-PSE&G Partnership Program.

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For an overview of the Partnership Program information click here.

 

Check Out the Incredible NO COST Outreach Tools:

Congratulations to the first round of Program Participants on their outreach campaign videos and websites! Visit EnergyOutreachNJ.com and click on “View Participating Towns” to see examples of the customized website and professional video that can be created for your community.


Customized Website for Local Energy Efficiency Outreach Campaigns:

Professional Videos Featuring the Community:


Program Information

The Sustainable Jersey-PSE&G Partnership Program empowers municipalities, schools, residents and businesses to better manage energy use and leverage PSE&G’s high impact, cost-effective-energy-efficiency programs and incentives. Increasing energy efficiency for local businesses, residents, and government and school facilities provides economic, environmental, community and health benefits.

The New Jersey Clean Energy Act became law in 2018 and set ambitious energy reduction targets. The law identified New Jersey’s public utilities as the entities that would be responsible for implementing many key energy efficiency programs. Thanks to generous support from PSE&G, Sustainable Jersey is able to help eligible municipalities and K-12 public school districts, as well as residents and small businesses take advantage of these lucrative programs.

The Partnership Program was established to change the fact that only a small percent of New Jersey homes and small businesses have taken steps to make their buildings more energy efficient. The Program’s technical assistance, resources and flexible funding options were designed to maximize success in achieving energy efficiency and cost-saving goals.


Sustainable Jersey provides municipalities no-cost, customized support in three tracks:

Program Tracks
Track 1: Residential Energy Efficiency Outreach Campaign*
Track 2: Commercial Energy Efficiency Outreach Campaign*
Track 3: Technical Assistance for Energy Efficiency in Municipal Facilities


For a detailed overview of this opportunity, view the Information Packet below.

View Information Packet 

A municipal resolution is required to participate in the Program. The purpose of the resolution is to affirm that the governing body approves and supports the proposed program. It’s best to start this process early to allow enough time for it to be adopted. A signed/certified resolution should be uploaded with the application to the Sustainable Jersey grants portal. If you are unable to submit the certified resolution with your application, please notify Leanne McGowan at mcgowale@tcnj.edu.

A template for the required application resolution is provided below.

Resolution Template

Eligibility

Municipalities served 100% by PSE&G for electricity and natural gas are eligible to apply.

View Eligible Municipalities

School Districts can learn more, view the list of eligible districts and apply here

Online Application

During Application periods, both new municipalities and current program participants are eligible to apply. Current program participants are eligible to apply to another track. Both new and current program participants can apply via the button below. New participants will need to sign up for an account and current participants should use their existing account.

Online Application

More free resources to support energy efficiency initiatives and achieve energy reduction goals:

  • Direct mailing to promote the campaign and PSE&G’s residential and business energy efficiency programs to residents/small business owners
  • Tools for outreach events - street banner, vertical banner, table runner, program flyers, and PSE&G giveaways!

Municipalities can view the Information Packet and request Partnership Program information by contacting Leanne McGowan, Energy Program Manager, at mcgowale@tcnj.edu or 609-771-2063.

Information Packet

 

*For tracks 1 and 2 Sustainable Jersey has prepared a complimentary Outreach Toolkit of resources proven to be especially impactful in engaging residents and businesses to take advantage of energy efficiency incentive programs that save energy and money.





Irvington Green Team and PSE&G



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Montclair Outreach

Questions?

Contact Leanne McGowan, Energy Program Manager, at mcgowale@tcnj.edu or 609-771-2063.

 

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