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June 6, 2011

Dear Mayor:     

Sustainable Jersey™ Announces $175,000 in Funding for Municipal Projects

Towns Compete for Green Grants Funded by Walmart

$175,000 is available through the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants program funded by Walmart.  New Jersey municipalities can apply for one of the three $25,000 grants, eight $10,000 grants or twenty $1,000 grants for sustainability projects. 

Towns and communities interested in applying for a grant can visit the Sustainable Jersey site to read the grant requirements and download the application:

Completed grant proposals and a signed Grantee’s Certification and Declaration page must be emailed by MIDNIGHT, JULY 22, 2011 to:   

Questions should be directed to Medea Villeré at or 609-771-2938.

The Sustainable Jersey grants help local governments make progress toward a sustainable future and the Sustainable Jersey certification. Currently 335 of New Jersey’s towns and cities (60%) have registered to become Sustainable Jersey certified. 

In applying for a grant, each municipality must submit a proposal describing their local sustainability initiative and how it will relate to the Sustainable Jersey actions.  All proposals will be reviewed and scored by a neutral Blue Ribbon selection committee composed of uncompensated experts and public figures.

Walmart’s total contribution to the grant program over three years is $595,000. “Over the past few years, through Walmart’s sponsorship of the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program, municipalities across New Jersey have taken on the task of making their communities greener and more sustainable,” said Jennifer Hoehn, Walmart Senior Manager of Public Affairs for the state of New Jersey.  “Walmart is proud of the success of this program and we look forward to continuing to make a difference in the state through these grants.”



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