Sustainable Jersey Grants & Technical Assistance Programs


Sustainable Jersey strives to connect participating communities with financial and technical resources to successfully complete actions and make progress towards a sustainable future. To that end, we directly offer multiple competitive grant and technical assistance opportunities funded by program underwriters and partner organizations each year.

 

Current Opportunities

2024 PSEG Grants Cycle

The PSEG Foundation is contributing $200,000 to support the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program for municipalities. Funding supports efforts to implement projects that help municipalities gain points needed for Sustainable Jersey certification and make progress toward a sustainable future. For more information, click here.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2024 at 11:59p.m.


Sustainable Jersey-PSE&G Partnership Program to Support Energy Efficiency in Our Communities

This program supports municipalities with technical assistance for municipal facilities and energy efficiency outreach campaigns for residents and local small businesses. Eligible municipalities are served 100% by PSE&G for electricity and natural gas. View the list of eligible municipalities here.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2024


Community Energy Planning & Implementation Grants

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is offering a new round of Community Energy Plan Grants (CEPG) for all New Jersey municipalities. For municipalities that have completed Community Energy Plans, The NJBPU has announced the Community Energy Plan Implementation Grant. Learn more here.

Application Deadline Extended to: Friday, May 24, 2024


Free Energy Technical Assistance for Municipalities in Elizabethtown Gas, New Jersey Natural Gas, and South Jersey Gas Territories

Participating municipalities will work with the Sustainable Jersey energy team to identify and apply for incentives for energy efficiency audits and facility upgrades, which save energy and money. Learn more here.

  

Since 2009, Sustainable Jersey has awarded over $7.6 million in grants to participating municipalities and school districts.

Sustainable Jersey grants not only provide crucial financial support for projects that might otherwise not materialize, but also enable towns to complete actions that contribute toward certification.  Review the Actions page for ideas on possible projects.  All actions have a Resources section with organizations that can help with project completion.

Annual Sustainable Jersey Grant Cycles

SponsorProject TypeFunding LevelsCycle AnnouncedApplication Deadline
PSEG FoundationGeneral

$20,000
$10,000
$2,000

Mid-NovemberMid-February

 

NOTE: All cycles are subject to change and official announcement will be made when funding cycles become available. All annual cycles are contingent on receiving funding for a given year.

 

Projects Funded

Visit the Previous Recipients & Projects page to learn about the projects funded since 2009.