GRANT NEWS AND INFORMATION
November 12, 2013:
RE: Applications for 1772 Foundation Capital Preservation Grants Available
In 2014, the 1772 Foundation, in cooperation with the New Jersey Historic Trust, is offering Capital Preservation Grants, up to $15,000, available to nonprofit organizations for repair and restoration projects. The grants require a one-to-one match from the grant recipient. Eligible activities include: exterior painting, finishes and surface restoration; installation or upgrade of fire detection, lightning protection and security systems; porch, roof and window repair/restoration; structural foundation and sill repair/replacement; and chimney and masonry repointing. Eligible applicants must have a 501(c)3 IRS designation. Schools and religious congregations are not eligible to apply.
View the 2014 grant announcement for full details.
You may also access the application form by clicking here.
Applications are due April 1, 2014. Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and use "1772 Foundation" in the subject line. Call the Historic Trust staff at 609-984-0473 for more information.
November 1, 2013:
DON'T MISS OUR SESSION AT THIS YEAR'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE!
NEW JERSEY’S MOST PRESSING GRANT/FUNDING NEEDS
9:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
Room 421 – Atlantic City Convention Center
Weigh in and discuss the most critical funding issues in your municipality, leaders from around the State will talk about solutions on where and how to secure grant funds; including disaster recovery funds. The panel will also devote a portion of the discussion to prioritizing the most pressing municipal funding needs so that an ongoing action agenda can be created.
For the full listing of conference sessions and more information on NJLM's 98th Conference, click here.
November 1, 2013:
RE: 2013 Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program
Sustainable Jersey has announced the availability of funding through the 2013 Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program. These small grants are intended to support New Jersey municipalities participating in the Sustainable Jersey Certification Program to institute greening and sustainability initiatives within their communities and better the quality of life for their residents. These are sustainability projects that will serve as practical models for the rest of State while making measurable contributions toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey. Grants will be awarded to both certified and registered communities to fund worthy projects.
Deadline: January 26, 2014
September 24, 2013:
RE: Getting Started Preparing Your ARC Proposal Early
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published a list to help applicants start preparing their proposals for the Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) grant competitions now, as many potential applicants find that it is difficult to prepare in the approximately 60 days between the RFP published and the proposal due date.
The RFP is expected to be available in early fall. In the meantime visit epa.gov/brownfields/news/index.htm#fy2013_gspyarc for tips on starting your proposal now.
September 12, 2013:
RE: The Division of Aging Services (DoAS) is soliciting request for proposals (RFP) to support and deliver Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
The purpose of the grant program is to strengthen the infrastructure for statewide delivery of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, referred to in New Jersey as “Take Control of Your Health”, for adults with disabilities and/or chronic conditions, or their caregivers, in both English and Spanish and to strengthen the infrastructure of the Diabetes Self-Management Program. Grant program funds may not be used for any other chronic disease or self-management program.
Within this initiative, it is anticipated that up to twenty-six (26) awards, ranging from $12,000 to $25,000 based on four Scope of Service levels, will be available. Agencies may apply for only one grant. The grant project period will be November 1, 2013, through August 31, 2014.
Letters of Interest cannot be faxed and will be accepted by email only to email@example.com and copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters are due by September 20, 2013 at 3 PM.
The letter of interest must include the name of the agency, the address of the agency (including municipality and zip code), the agency’s telephone number, Agency’s tax ID number, the name of the person who will be entering the grant application on-line, the email address of the person completing the grant application and a statement indicating whether the agency is registered on the State’s System for Administering Grants Electronically (SAGE).
For more information:
August 29, 2013:
RE: USEPA Brownfields Program Grant Writing Workshops
The following is an announcement by the USEPA Brownfields Program that it will be holding grant writing workshops for FY 14 guidelines on September 3 (Edison), 4 (Mantua) and 10 (Totowa): http://www.njslom.org/events/2013-Brownfields-Workshop.pdf
The workshops are designed to assist local government and nonprofit organizations to better understand the proposal criteria and selection process for USEPA’s Brownfields assessment, cleanup, and Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) grants.
Topics that will be covered at the workshops include:
- The different USEPA Brownfield grant types and candidates eligible to apply;
- The grant application and the threshold and ranking criteria; and
- Proposal tips and strategies.
Additional information on the grants can be found at the EPA Brownfields grant webpage: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/grant_info/
August 27, 2013:
The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and families living in low-income neighborhoods in Delaware, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania. The Foundation offers the following two grant programs:
Neighborhood Planning Grantsof $25,000 to $100,000 support intensive 12 to 24 month resident-driven neighborhood planning processes. The application deadline for this program is September 6, 2013.
Neighborhood Implementation Grants of $100,000 to $750,000 over three to five years support comprehensive community development projects that target specific neighborhoods. The application deadline for this program is October 25, 2013.
Visit the Wells Fargo website to learn more about both grant programs and to take the eligibility quiz.
July 15, 2013:
RE: Application Period for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) and Homeowner Resettlement Programs Closing August 1
The Christie Administration announced today that Sandy-impacted homeowners have until August 1, 2013 to apply for the Homeowner Resettlement and Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Programs. After August 1, applications will no longer be accepted for the two grant programs. Eligible homeowners can apply for grant assistance online at www.renewjerseystronger.org, by phone at 1-855-SANDYHM (1-855-726-3946), or in person at any one of the Housing Recovery Centers open in each of the nine counties most affected by Superstorm Sandy.
The initial application period for the grant programs ended on June 30, 2013, with 15,444 applications submitted for the Resettlement Program, which provides a $10,000 grant to encourage Sandy-impacted homeowners to remain in or return to their primary residence, and 12,255 applications submitted for the RREM Program, which provides up to $150,000 for homeowners to repair, elevate or rebuild their primary residences.
Starting July 8, all homeowners who applied for the Resettlement Program and/or the RREM Program by June 30th were notified of the status of their grant application. The letters they received informed them either that they have been selected to receive a grant award, they did not meet the eligibility requirements, or they have been wait-listed pending an additional federal funding allocation.
Applications received after June 30th will be considered after all the applications from the initial application period have been processed, including those that were placed on the wait list. An announcement on future allocations of CDBG Disaster Recovery funding is expected this fall by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
July 12, 2013:
RE: New Jersey Green Infrastructure Forum
Rutgers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are holding a conference about funding opportunities, innovative practices and success stories related to green infrastructure in New Jersey on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ.
Continuing Education Credits are available for Public Works Managers, Financial Officers, Municipal Clerks and Qualified Purchasing Agents! See the forum agenda for credit hour details.
For more information and to register, visit www.epa.gov/region02/njgiforum/.
June 24, 2013:
RE: Registration open for Rutger's & EPA's New Jersey Green Infrastructure Forum
REGISTRATION is now open!
Secure your spot for this conference about funding opportunities,
innovative practices and success stories related to green infrastructure in New Jersey.
The conference will be on
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ
For more information and for a conference agenda, go to www.epa.gov/region02/njgiforum/
June 19, 2013:
RE: Post Sanding Planning Assistance Grants Available
Pre-application information session on June 26 with Registration Deadline of June 24
The DCA has announced the $5 million allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funds for the Post Sandy Planning Assistance Grant Program to further help the revitalization of Superstorm Sandy-impacted communities. This grant program is available only for counties and municipalities in Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union to support long range planning for community redevelopment in municipalities and counties sustaining damage from Superstorm Sandy.
The purpose of the grants is to assist local governments address conditions that were created or exacerbated by Superstorm Sandy, identify approaches to rebuilding that will be more resistant to damage from future storm events, and encourage sustainable economic growth. The program, which is administered by the DCA's Office of Local Planning Services (LPS), includes the following nine grant opportunities:
1. Strategic Recovery Planning Report (maximum grant award of $30,000)
2. Preparation of Request for Proposal (maximum grant award of $5,000)
3. Municipal Land Use Law Comprehensive Plans; Reexamination Reports; Plan Elements; Community Resiliency Plans; and Master Plan Re-examination Reports (maximum Grant Award: $50,000)
4. Community Development and Neighborhood Plans (maximum Grant Award: $50,000)
5. Permit and Application Process Quality Improvement (maximum Grant Award: $25,000)
6. Design Standards (maximum Grant Award: $50,000)
7. Capital Improvement Plans (maximum Grant Award: $30,000)
8. Urban and Suburban Environmental Design (maximum Grant Award: $50,000)
9. Development of codes, ordinances, standards and regulations (maximum Grant Award: $20,000)
The activities listed above do not constitute all the activities that may be funded with Post Sandy Assistance Grants. Eligible applicants may apply for projects that are not listed above if the project activities satisfy the purposes of the program and the applicant has an approved Strategic Recovery Planning Report.
All applicants must complete a practical Strategic Recovery Planning Report before applying for other the eight grant opportunities. If you do not have a Strategic Recovery Planning Report you should apply for a grant to create a Strategic Recovery Planning Report before applying for other grant activities. Local government entities may file joint applications when planning grant activities are regional in nature.
The program description and guidelines are available at www.state.nj.us/dca/services/lps/pdf/Post%20Sandy%20Planning%20Assistance%20Grant%20Program%20Guidelines.pdf
The grant application is available at www.formsite.com/dcanet/PostSandyPlanning/form_login.html
While there is no deadline for grant submissions, there are some important deadlines to keep in mind. Applicants are asked to submit a non-binding notice of intent to apply before June 19th. There will be a pre-application information session at 2:00 p.m. on June 26 at the DCA office in Trenton. The registration deadline to attend the session is June 24.
If you have any questions or need additional information please do not hesitate to contact Lori Buckelew at email@example.com or 609-695-3481 x112.
June 10, 2013:
RE: Web-Based Tool for Hurricane Sandy FEMA Grants
The New Jersey
Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) is pleased to announce the release of a new
web-based tool for FEMA grant funding related to Hurricane Sandy. NJEMGrants.org will
be your one stop shop for all information for Hurricane Sandy (DR 4086) related
FEMA Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation (HM) Grant Programs.
Ultimately, this disaster management tool will be used to support open
disasters, as well as future declarations.
In order to gain
access to this tool, all PA and HMGP applicants are required to complete and
return the attached "NJEMGrants" Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). To
facilitate this process and expedite the reimbursement of recovery dollars to
eligible applicants, please disseminate the attached MOU and the attached
announcement to your respective applicants, at either the county or municipal
Should you have any
questions, please contact the Recovery Bureau at (609) 882-2000 extension 2948 or
The NJOEM will be holding an overview of this disaster management tool this
coming Wednesday, June 12th at 1:00 pm at the ROIC.
May 30, 2013:
RE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Northeast Diesel Collaborative Webinars
The EPA is holding two webinars in June to discuss the Northeast Diesel Collaborative and funding opportunities for Clean Diesel Projects.
The first webinar on June 4 at 10 am EST (Northeast Diesel Collaborative Webinar - Day 1) will give an overview of the NEDC and its sector working groups will be presented, in addition to a SmartWay presentation by a freight industry member. To join this meeting visit https://epa.connectsolutions.com/nedc-webinar_day1/.
Conference Number(s): 866-299-3188
Participant Code: 2126373745
The second webinar on June 11 at 10 am EST (Northeast Diesel Collaborative Webinar - Day 2) will discuss funding opportunities for Clean Diesel projects, in addition to an overview of the DOE's Clean Cities coalitions. To join this meeting visit https://epa.connectsolutions.com/nedc-webinar_day2/.
Conference Number(s): 866-299-3188
Participant Code: 2126373745
May 22, 2013:
RE: National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program Funding Available
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of up
to $9 million through the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program
(DERA) for Fiscal Year 2013 for new projects to reduce emissions from the
nation's existing fleet of diesel engines.
States, tribes, local
governments, and non-profits are eligible to apply for DERA grants. Projects can
reduce air pollution from older school buses, transit buses, heavy-duty diesel
trucks, marine engines, locomotives, and other diesel engines. The projects will
help achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of
pollution reduced and reductions in diesel emissions exposure, particularly from
fleets operating in poor air quality areas.
You can find information on
the 2013 DERA Request for Proposals and other documents by visiting http://www.epa.gov/otaq/diesel/prgnational.htm
closing date for receipt of proposals is June 25, 2013.
May 21, 2013:
RE: Tuesday Tweet Chats for Grants Professionals
The Grant Professionals Association (GPA) holds a weekly Tweet Chat for grant professionals. For topics and dates on this free program visit http://grantprofessionals.org/19-sample-data-articles/front/630-new-twitter-chat.
May 13, 2013:
RE: Stronger NJ Business Grant Program
The State of NJ is bringing online a program entitled the Stronger NJ Business
Applicant for the grant must meet strict criteria -in brief
Under the Stronger NJ Business Grant program, entities must meet ALL of the
following eligibility criteria:
• The entity must have been in existence on the date of Superstorm Sandy
• The entity must have at least one impacted location within the State of New
• The entity must have sustained at least $5,000 in physical damages from
Superstorm Sandy, which may include damage to non-perishable/ nonconsumable
inventory and damage to real property.
• The entity must be considered a "small business" as defined by the U.S. Small
Business Administration (SBA), and have more than $25,000 but less than $5
million in gross operating revenues.
• The entity must have applied to and received a declination or approval for an
SBA disaster loan if the SBA disaster loan program has not lapsed (as of April
2013, the SBA deadline for Physical Damage loans is May 1, 2013 and the SBA
deadline for Economic Injury loans is July 31, 2013). Specifically, if an entity
seeks a grant through the NJEDA for expenses that may be covered under the
SBA's Economic Injury disaster loan program, such as expenses relating to
working capital for salaries, the applicant must apply to the SBA for an
Economic Injury disaster loan before the applicant can submit an application.
Application Overview PDF
Grant Program FAQ PDF
Application Instructions PDF
May 1, 2013:
RE: NJDEP's Municipal Public Access Planning Grant Program
NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Coastal and Land Use
Planning would like to remind you that a Request for Proposals (RfP) for a
Municipal Public Access Planning Grant Program has been posted on the
Department’s Public Access website. Proposals for Municipal Public Access
Planning Grants must be submitted to the Department no later than May 15,
View the RFP at: www.state.nj.us/dep/cmp/access/.
you would like more information on the MPAP Grant Program, or would like the DEP's assistance in developing a Municipal Public Access Plan for your
municipality, please contact the Division of Coastal and Land Use Planning at
609-292-4612 or MPAP@dep.state.nj.us.
April 26, 2013:
RE: U.S. Department of Justice Announces Open Application Period for COPS Grants
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) announced today that both the COPS Hiring Program and the COPS Community Policing Development programs are open and accepting applications.
COPS Hiring Program (CHP)
The application period for the 2013 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) is now open. Applications for this year’s CHP solicitation must be completed and submitted by 7:59 PM EDT on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in order to receive consideration. CHP is a competitive grant program that provides funding directly to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies having primary law enforcement authority for the hiring or re-hiring of additional officers to impact their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.
Under Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 CHP, awardees may receive up to 75 percent of the approved entry-level officer salary and fringe benefit costs, with a minimum 25 percent local cash match requirement and a maximum federal share of $125,000 per officer position over a three-year grant period. Grant funds may be used to hire new, full-time sworn officer positions, to re-hire officers who have been laid off, or to re-hire officers who are scheduled to be laid off on a specific future date as a result of local budget cuts. As in the past, CHP requires that each position awarded be retained with local funds for a minimum of 12 months at the conclusion of 36 months of federal funding for each position. Priority consideration will be given to agencies that use their CHP funding to hire either school resource officers or military veterans and those targeting to reduce homicide.
FY2013 CHP funding is limited, and all awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law. For detailed information on CHP program requirements, application instructions, FAQs and more, please visit the CHP page on the COPS website at www.cops.usdoj.gov/Default.asp?Item=2367.
The COPS Office has capped the number of officers that an agency can request through the FY2013 CHP program. All agencies’ requests will be capped at no more than 5 percent of their actual sworn force strength as reported on the date of application. Agencies with a service population of 1 million or above may apply for up to 25 officer positions; however, agencies with a service population less than 1 million may apply for up to 15 officer positions. The request of any agency with a sworn force strength less than or equal to 20 will be capped at one officer. CHP grant funding will be based on the current full-time entry-level salary and fringe benefits package of an officer in the department. Any additional costs for higher than entry-level salaries and fringe benefits will be the responsibility of the grantee agency.
Community Policing Development (CPD) Program
The Community Policing Development (CPD) program is now open and applications must be submitted by 4:59 PM EDT on Friday, May 24, 2013. CPD funds are used to advance the practice of community policing in law enforcement agencies through training and technical assistance, the development and documentation of innovative community policing strategies, applied research, guidebooks, and best practices that are national in scope.
The program is open to all public governmental agencies, profit and nonprofit institutions, universities, community groups and faith-based organizations. Proposals should be of national relevance, significantly advance the field of community policing, and demonstrate an understanding of community policing as it pertains to the application topic. Applications will only be accepted through the COPS Application Portal, accessed from Grants.Gov website (www.grants.gov). No paper or emailed applications will be accepted. For detailed information on CPD program requirements, application instructions, FAQs and more, please visit the CPD page on the COPS website at www.cops.usdoj.gov/Default.asp?Item=2682.
April 26, 2013:
RE: U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Fifth Round of Funding from TIGER Grant Program
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the availability of $474 million for a fifth round of the highly successful TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) competitive grant program to fund surface transportation projects that have a significant impact on the nation, a region or metropolitan area.
Projects eligible for TIGER grants include highways and bridges, public transportation, passenger and freight rail transportation and marine port infrastructure investments. Grants may range in size from $10 million to $200 million. Grants to rural areas may be for less than $10 million, but must be more than $1 million. No less than $120 million must be awarded to projects in rural areas.
The four previous rounds of TIGER provided $3.1 billion to support 218 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. More than 100 of the TIGER grants were awarded directly to city or county governments that are otherwise unable to directly access traditional sources of Federal funding for their projects. Similarly, more than 19 TIGER grants were awarded directly to port authorities, and eight to tribal governments. TIGER has also helped catalyze 11 multi-state projects, which would have been difficult to advance through Federal formula programs.
The FY 2013 Appropriations Act requires that TIGER funds be obligated before October 1, 2014. The limited amount of time means the Department will give priority to projects that are ready to proceed quickly. In addition to project readiness, primary selection criteria include improving the condition of existing transportation facilities and systems; contributing to the economic competitiveness of the United States and creating and preserving jobs; increasing transportation choices and access to transportation services for people in communities across the U.S.; improving energy efficiency, reducing dependence on oil and reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and improving safety.
Applications are due June 3. You can click here to view the Notice of Funding Availability. We hope you find this information useful. If you have any questions, please e-mail Jon Moran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 17, 2013:
RE: 2013 MidAtlantic Grants Conference
The Grant Professionals Association (formerly American Association of Grant Professionals) is holding its seventh annual conference at the Conference Center at Mercer in West Windsor, May 20.
Federal and state grants provide a significant amount of support to local government programs, services, and projects, as well as repair critical public facilities and infrastructure.
To successfully compete for limited dollars, public employees need training to efficiently seek, prepare, and successfully manage grant funds.
This conference attracts a wide range of professionals who work with grants across all employment sectors and from a multi-state area. This year the GPA is offering a special conference track dedicated to disaster recovery, as well as a special discounted rate for attendees representing disaster relief organizations.
For more information visit: www.midatlanticgrantsconference.org.
Or you may view their flyer: 2013 GPA Conference Flyer
The GPA is the first organization focused solely on the advancement of grantsmanship as a profession and the support of its practitioners. The New Jersey Chapter is one the oldest and best established chapters within GPA.
April 15, 2013:
RE: EPA Grant Competition
Forecast for Calendar Year 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is
committed to making it easier for communities to access their grant resources.
Below is the calendar of expected 2013 competitive grant opportunities that may
be of particular interest to communities. They will update this information
periodically as needed. These opportunities, as well as other EPA grant
opportunities, will be posted at www.grants.gov. In addition, they
offer a Grants
101 Tutorial to assist communities
in understanding the grants process.
with open solicitations or that expect to have open solicitations in 2013 are
noted in the table below. To learn more about each program, (e.g., details on
focus areas, eligible applicants, and funding amounts), visit the specific
Note: Please consult www.grants.gov for the most recent
information and deadlines associated with the solicitations listed below, as
well as a listing of other EPA competitive grant funding
April 12, 2013:
RE: Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) Open Space Grants for Environmental Commissions
In 2013, ANJEC will provide small grants of up to $1,500 each to environmental commissions to support projects that advance local open space stewardship and help to raise the profile of the environmental commission in the community through publicity and public participation or collaboration with local groups.
A total of $25,000 in grants will fund environmental commission projects related to open space preservation, management, maintenance, restoration and education. Two-thirds of the grant will be paid to the commission up front, with the balance (1/3) paid when the project is complete. Commission members and local volunteers must provide a minimum of 80 hours of labor toward the project.
No cash match is required to apply.
Eligible Applicants: NJ environmental commissions that are established by ordinance.
Applications due: 4:30pm, Friday, April 19th, 2013. Grants to be announced May 3rd 2013, and initial checks issued the following week. All applications must use the electronic form provided and be submitted by email to email@example.com. Application length is limited, so please be concise but thorough.
In addition to the electronic application form, applicants must submit a scanned, dated and signed letter from the municipal manager or administrator indicating endorsement of the application and assuring payment of any additional costs that are included in the budget.
Send the letter as an attachment in a separate e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by the application due date.
ANJEC will confirm receipt of your application file and letter file.
Eligible Expenses: Materials, speakers, professional services, printing, mailing and advertising. For events, a maximum of $100 from the grant is allowed toward food.
Ineligible Expenses: Travel or labor by local volunteers, officials or municipal staff Grant Period & Reporting: grantees have one year to complete projects and submit final reports/documentation for reimbursement. Status reports due 4th and 8th months.
Information about Grant Applications: http://www.anjec.org/pdfs/SmallGrantApp2013.pdf.
April 8, 2013:
RE: Water Quality Planning Grant Money Availability
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
has recently posted the availability of SFY13 604(b) grant money at www.nj.gov/dep/wqmp/funding.html.
You can find more information about the program here: http://www.nj.gov/dep/wqmp/docs/rfp-sfy2013-section604b.pdf
Each year, pursuant to Section 604(b) of the federal
Clean Water Act, the State of New Jersey receives funds to carry out planning
under Sections 205(j) and 303(e) of the Act. Section 604(b) of the Act, as
amended, requires, with certain exceptions, that at least 40 percent of the
State’s funds awarded under Section 604(b) be allocated as pass-through grants
to organizations for water quality planning activities. It is the purpose of
this WQP Pass-Through Grant Program to satisfy this requirement.
The due date for applications is May 24,
2013. If you have any questions please contact your water quality
management planning area county manager. For more information on 604(b)
funding, see here: http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/laws/cwa.html.
For information about the 604(b) contracts please contact Theresa Bottini from
NJ DEP at (609) 984-0058 or by email at email@example.com
April 4, 2013:
RE: Municipal Public Access Planning Grant
NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Coastal and Land Use
Planning has posted a Request for Proposals (RfP) on the
Department’s Public Access website for a
Municipal Public Access Planning Grant Program. Proposals for Municipal Public Access
Planning Grants must be submitted to the Department no later than May 15,
You may view the RfP at: www.state.nj.us/dep/cmp/access/.
you would like more information on the MPAP Grant Program, or would like the
Department’s assistance in developing a Municipal Public Access Plan for your
municipality, please contact the Division of Coastal and Land Use Planning at
609-292-4612 or MPAP@dep.state.nj.us.
March 25, 2013:
RE: Emergency Watershed Protection Program Funding Available
Agency: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
DEADLINE: April 1, 2013 for Letter of Intent
To qualify for this funding the work must reduce threats to life and property by floods, windstorms and other natural occurrences. It must be economically and environmentally defensible and sound from an engineering standpoint. This is a 75% cost-share program, with a 25% local match.
Examples of work can include:
reshaping and protecting eroded banks
correcting damaged drainage facilities
repairing levees and structures
reseeding damaged areas
purchasing floodplain easements
removing debris from stream channels, road culverts and bridges
For more information contact David Lamm - NRCS, Somerset, NJ at 732-537-6071 (David.Lamm@nj.usda.gov)
March 21, 2013
Re: Various Grant Opportunities for Municipalities for climate and energy initiatives
Nearly $35.8 million of funding is available for state, local, and tribal governments from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Economic Development Administration (EDA), and National Tribal Air Association (NTAA) that can be used to support climate and energy initiatives, including renewable energy, environmental job training, and local agriculture.
For full eligibility and application details, please visit the links provided in the synopses below.
- NOAA Climate Program Office – $17 million
Application Due: April 8, 2013
Eligible Entities: State and local governments, federally recognized tribes, non-profits, institutions of higher education.
The NOAA Climate Program Office’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program supports research teams that conduct innovative, interdisciplinary, user-inspired, and regionally relevant research that informs resource management and public policy. NOAA seeks to marshal climate assets and partners toward the common goal of assessing regional needs and vulnerabilities and then supporting the development and delivery of timely climate services that aid adaptation and mitigation choices.
Municipalities in New Jersey may be eligible for Competition 2, which is soliciting proposals only from RISA teams and their partners to conduct projects relevant to one of four priorities: 1) preparing for floods in urban coastal communities, 2) scenario and management planning processes, 3) Drought monitoring and prediction products to support decision making, and 4) Climate impacts on marine and Great Lakes ecosystems. For Competition 2, an estimated $500,000 to $3 million will be available for approximately 5 to 15 awards.
For full eligibility and application details, please visit NOAA’s grant opportunity synopsis.
Application Due: April 9, 2013
Eligible Entities Include: General purpose units of local governments; land clearance authorities; government entities created by state legislature; regional councils or groups of general purpose units of local governments; redevelopment agencies; nonprofits organizations.
EPA announces the availability of funds to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field. Eligible uses of grant funds include training in technologies that use alternative energy or alternative fuels, training in energy efficiency retrofitting and building weatherization, and training in management techniques to support the assessment and cleanup of sites for urban agriculture and horticulture. Under this competition, applicants should intend to serve dislocated workers, or those laid off as a result of recent manufacturing plant closures, as well as those severely under-employed or unemployed in the target community.
For full eligibility and application details, please visit EPA’s grant opportunity synopsis.
- EDA Economic Development Assistance Programs Federal Funding Opportunity – Total funding available TBD
Application Due: Varies by program year; next due date is June 13, 2013
Eligible Entities: State and local governments, federally recognized tribes, non-profits, institutions of higher education.
Under the Economic Development Assistance Programs (EDAP) Federal Funding Opportunity announcement, EDA will make construction, non-construction, and revolving loan fund investments under the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs. Grants made under these programs will leverage regional assets to support the implementation of regional economic development strategies designed to create jobs, leverage private capital, encourage economic development, and strengthen America’s ability to compete in the global marketplace. EDA is soliciting applications from rural and urban communities to develop initiatives that advance new ideas and creative approaches to address rapidly evolving economic conditions. EDA’s investment priorities include environmentally sustainable development and economically distressed and underserved communities.
For full eligibility and application details, please visit EDA’s grant opportunity synopsis.
In addition, you may want to visit the calendar of 2013 EPA grant opportunities as there may be some upcoming grant opportunities that may be of particular interest to your municipality.
March 18, 2013:
Order Expands eligibility requirements for FEMA
Community Disaster Loan Program
On Friday, March 15,
2013 Governor Chris Christie signed Executive Order No. 128 requiring every
local governmental entity in the state that can meet the eligibility
requirements to apply for a FEMA Community Disaster Loan. The order also
empowers the Division of Local Government Services within the Department of
Community Affairs and the Commissioner of Education the authority to implement
the Community Disaster Loan Program in New Jersey and to require application to
the program be made by local governments. Every municipality, county, school
district, fire district, local authority and every other local governmental
entities in New Jersey is subject to this order.
here to download a copy of Executive Order 128.
The League and
Division of Local Government Services have already issued guidance on this
Program. See League Mayors
letter of March 13, 2013 and additional notices the Division has previously
sent www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dlgs/lfns/13/2013-8.pdf and www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dlgs/lfns/13/2013-10.pdf
Responding to the
League's request, tomorrow (Monday March 18) the DLGS will be extending the
application deadline to May 15, 2013 to give towns more time to apply. It is
very important to note that local governments must be able to show they
reasonably expect to lose 5% of revenues in 2013 (ratable losses, fees, etc to
be eligible for the program). The League and DLGS have already worked together
to ensure towns are applying and in fact 33 towns have applied and we anticipate
the others to follow shortly.
It is also very
important that all towns that apply for this program encourage their school
counterparts to do this as well. Education dollars make up a substantial portion
of the local property tax bill and they need to do all they can to help reduce
March 14, 2013:
RE: No-Cost Technical Assistance to Communities Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
Global Green USA is a nonprofit environmental organization responding to Hurricane Sandy with several efforts. In collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Global Green USA has opened a special application period for our Sustainable Neighborhood Assessment assistance specifically for communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. This free assistance is being provided under Global Green’s grant from the US EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities’ Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. This is an opportunity to access a team of experts who will help create a plan for a specific site or neighborhood that could then serve as a catalyst or model for broader community-wide rebuilding. The result will be a more resilient community that addresses the challenges posed by sea level rise, storm surge, storm intensity, and climate change.
Eligibility and Selection Process
At least two communities will be selected for assistance in 2013. Eligible applicants are local governments, county governments, regional planning organizations or similar public agencies located in counties in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Rhode Island that:
How it Works: Sustainable Neighborhood Assessment
Through a three day intensive visit and consultation, the Global Green USA team will evaluate how a specific neighborhood impacted by Hurricane Sandy can be replanned to promote smart growth and create a more sustainable, resilient community. The team will conduct an assessment of existing conditions including the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, consult with community stakeholders in meetings and a public workshop and identify major opportunities to improve neighborhood sustainability.
Prior to this visit, the team will conduct an extensive review of prior plans, neighborhood form, the pattern of adjacent or existing development and future development constraints.
At the conclusion of the visit the team will present recommendations for both physical and policy changes that may include street reconfiguration, ecological restoration, integrated energy and water infrastructure, and standards and incentives for mixed-use and transit-oriented development. Suggestions for revisions to the community’s hazard mitigation, land use plan, and zoning code to support these recommendations may also be made. All of the recommendations will be based on the nationally recognized and peer-reviewed best practices contained in LEED-ND, adapted specifically for post-disaster situations by Global Green USA.
APPLICATIONS DUE: APRIL 30, 2013 at 6 p.m. PST
For more information visit https://globalgreen26418.thankyou4caring.org/leedndtechassist.
March 13, 2013:
RE: NJ Historic Trust to Announce 2012 Historic Preservation Grant Recommendations
The NJ Historic Trust Board of Trustees will vote on 37 preservation planning projects that have been recommended to receive 2012 Historic Preservation Grants. The recommended projects will receive a total of $1,393,084 million in matching grant funding. There will be a brief presentation on each project during the meeting. Additionally, previous grant recipients will briefly address the Board about how the grants benefitted their respective projects. Questions will be taken at the end of the meeting.
When: Thursday, March 14, 2012 at 10am
Where: NJ Department o Community Affairs, Conference Room 129, 101 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08625
February 8, 2013:
RE: Request for
FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant (Tropical Cyclone
The Request for the Public
Assistance Grant Program for DR-4086-NJ (Tropical Cyclone Sandy) has been
extended until March 15th,
PNP's must first apply to the
Small Business Administration in order to be eligible for permanent work. It is
essential that the PNP’s follow protocol in order to be eligible for the
Please be sure to check the PNP
box on the Requests for Public Assistance. If the PNP box is not checked and
the request proceeds through the Public Assistance reimbursement process as a
regular applicant without applying to SBA, any award is subject to
State Agencies should submit an
individual RPA per agency.
The Request for Public Assistance
has been extended until March 15th,
90-49 with DUNS number
Guidance in FEMA’s PNP policies
February 6, 2013:
Re: Funding Opportunities
Available through the New Jersey Recovery Fund February 25 Deadline
The Community Foundation of New Jersey
has announced guidelines for the New Jersey
Recovery Fund, which was established to support the immediate and
long term needs of New Jersey's communities and its nonprofit sector in response
to Hurricane Sandy. To date, national and regional foundations as well as
individual donors have pledged nearly $5 million in support of this effort.
In addition to inviting targeted proposals from specific
organizations, the Community Foundation of New Jersey has designed a process
that is open to a broad array of possibilities and partnerships. Communities
and nonprofit organizations, as well as partnerships which may include
individuals, nonprofits, businesses and municipalities are invited to submit
their best ideas for consideration. In order to be eligible for a grant,
applicants should be based in New Jersey or partner with a New Jersey nonprofit
organization or municipality, though exceptions may be made (see the guidelines
for further details).
The Fund will support catalytic ideas and projects with an
emphasis on innovation, collaboration, resiliency and sustainability as New
Jersey recovers from Hurricane Sandy. It is not designed to provide disaster
relief funding for businesses, individuals or nonprofits.
The Fund focuses on five overarching
- Public information and community engagement
- Reframing the conversation: policy reform to support
resiliency and sustainability
- Innovative community/regional planning demonstration
- Environmental protection and restoration
- Community-driven/participatory arts projects
The RFP is available at www.cfnj.org/new-jersey-recovery/New-Jersey-Recovery-Fund-RFP.pdf.
The guidelines are also available at www.grdodge.org/about-us/new-jersey-recovery-fund/guidelines/.
In coordination with the Community Foundation, the Dodge
Foundation will be managing the online
application process. All applicants must first submit an online
letter of inquiry. After a thorough review of the letters of inquiry,
applicants that are invited to apply will be asked to submit a full
- Online Letters of
Inquiry may be submitted any time between February 4 and February 25th,
- Applicants that
are invited to submit a full proposal will be notified no later than March 6,
- Proposals from
applicants invited to apply will be due no later than March 22, 2013.
For questions related to the letter of inquiry, the
application process, or if you need technical assistance with your online
inquiry, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing your questions; please include your telephone number in case the
Foundation needs to call you. They will answer all questions in a timely
February 1, 2013:
Christie Administration Approves Nearly $2.2 Million in Trail Grants PDF
February 1, 2013:
RE: New Member Benefit – Resource for
NJLM is pleased to offer our members an exciting new
member benefit. We have partnered with GrantStation.com, an online
grant-seeking resource for nonprofits, local and state governments and
educational institutions, to offer our members a discounted rate to use
their online database of funders and information on grants and grant writing.
League members may purchase a full annual membership to GrantStation.com for
only $95. This is over 85% off of their regular rate of $699. A subscription
to GrantStation.com provides the user with access to their premiere suite of
online grant research resources. You can search through thousands of private
and governmental funding opportunities at the local, state and federal level.
You can also use their articles and tutorials to enhance your grant writing and
you would like to take a tour of the GrantStation website and what a
subscription offers, we will be holding a free tour of the GrantStation website
via webinar on February 21 at 2pm. To register visit https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=g0q0x9mf0w31.
For more information on this program or to subscribe
This new member service is part of our Grants Resource Center, the League’s
online tool providing a listing of links to grant opportunities, resources and
information to assist our membership in researching and finding funding
opportunities. Additionally, each month our site includes links to open funding
opportunities and an article highlighting grant issues and the ways in which
municipalities can utilize funding. Also through our partnership with
GrantStation.com, members may sign up for a weekly email service to have
opportunities delivered to their email inbox (separate from the paid service
mentioned above, emails are a free NJLM benefit). Through a partnership with
Triad Associates, we also offer a free Grant Consultation Service to provide
general grant guidance, available to our membership only. Visit our Grant Resource Center at www.njslom.org/grants.html.
January 30, 2013:
RE: Fema Extends
Deadline to Register for Hurricane Sandy Assistance
The deadline to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been extended until March 1, 2013.
People with storm losses in all
counties throughout New Jersey may register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. Registration is also available by
calling 800-621-3362, TTY 800-462-7585 or 711/VRS. The toll-free telephone
numbers operate from 7am to 1am seven days a week.
The deadline was extended one
month at the request of the State of New Jersey. Through Wednesday, Jan. 23, more
than 57,500 storm survivors have been approved for help through FEMA's
Individual Assistance program.
The disaster registration process
serves as a referral point for FEMA programs and those of partner agencies such
as the U.S. Small Business Administration, American Red Cross and the Salvation
The disaster registration process
serves as a referral point for FEMA programs and those of partner agencies such
as the U.S. Small Business Administration, American Red Cross and the Salvation
The SBA has also set March 1 as
the date for homeowners, renters and business owners to complete and return SBA
disaster loan applications. Visit www.sba.gov or call
800-659-2955, TTY 800-877-8339 for more
January 7, 2013:
RE: NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities Funding Announcement-COMMUNITY SUPPORTS
Grant objective is to include people with developmental disabilities in their communities. The project will reach out to non-disability related entities to initiate or enhance the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities; entities include but are not limited to: religious programs, recreation departments, arts and cultural projects, towns, municipalities and Chambers of Commerce.
2013 NOFA Proposal Process
- Applicants who have never applied to the council must attend a pre-bid meeting (to be held in March).
- The Letter of Interest and Proposal Process is a two-step procedure.
- There is no “set aside” for unfunded activity.
- Visit www.njcdd.org for Letter of Interest Application.
Letter of Interest – deadline February 4, 2013
Notice of selection for full proposal packet (if solicited) – March 11, 2013
Full proposals due if selected - May 3, 2013
Second-Third Year Projects up for consideration:
- Applicants do not have to attend pre-bid meeting.
- Letter of Interest is simple statement of intent to apply for continuation
- Proposal consists of detailed discussion of progress toward existing goals, logical outline of proposed activity bringing the project to the next levels, and possible presentation to the Council’s Grants committee. [Council staff will prepare this presentation for the Grant Committee’s response in each case.]
- Application can be for up to two years of a project resulting in the deliverables stated, based on the initial application project design.
- Applicant must identify sources of continuing support for project upon completion, provide assessment of potential for such support from each source and provide a timeline for applying for and/or securing each resource.
- Continuing projects will either be funded, funded with modification or not funded based on their reports and (perhaps) a presentation to the Council’s Grants committee.
Letter of Intent – deadline March 1, 2013
Proposal Package sent to Interested Parties – March 4, 2013
Project Continuation Proposal Package - deadline May 3, 2013
Notice of Funds https://www.njcdd.org/images/Grants/2013%20njcdd%20nofa.pdf
NJCDD Grants Page https://www.njcdd.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=81:apply-for-a-grant&catid=18:grants&Itemid=293
December 21, 2012:
RE: Christie Administration Announces Extension for New Jerseyans Affected by Hurricane Sandy to Register for Disaster Assistance
May 14, 2012:
Historic Site Management Grants are available from the
Historic Preservation Trust Fund
The New Jersey Historic
Trust is now accepting applications for Historic Site Management Grants from the
Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund. Eligible properties are historic
sites that are listed, or are eligible for listing, in the
Register of Historic Places. Historic Site Management Grants, which range from
$5,000 to $50,000, may be used to fund the preparation of plans and studies
needed to improve site stewardship, maintenance and interpretation.
To request a paper copy, call (609) 984-0473 or e-mail email@example.com.
The New Jersey
Historic Trust is holding an applicant
workshop on July 18, 2012 from 1-3 pm at the Rutgers EcoComplex in
Bordentown. Participants may register by calling (609) 984-0473 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Declaration of Intent must be submitted by July 12. Applications are due
September 20, 2012.
April 24, 2012:
Jersey - $200,000 for Municipal Sustainability
Sustainable Jersey has announced
the availability of the 2012 Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program. Funded by the PSEG Foundation,
the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program will support thirty-two projects
that leverage resources to make communities more livable, environmentally
friendly and prosperous. This program will award local governments with four $20,000 grants, eight
$10,000 grants and 20 $2,000 grants for projects like electric vehicle
charging stations, school food composting centers and community
Towns and communities interested in
applying for a grant may visit www.SustainableJersey.com to read the grant requirements and download the application. Proposals are due July 15, 2012.
For questions about the grants: email@example.com
For general information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 771-2938
April 23, 2012:
RE: Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation Grants for Municipalities
Lowe’s will support basic, one-time project needs in the areas of:
Other (ex: combination of above categories)
Examples of possible projects are: providing accessibility in a park for handicapped children and persons in wheelchairs; walking paths; senior citizen building upgrades, gardens for healthy eating, etc. The project should make a difference to the people in your community. Lowe’s is vague on what they will fund but they are specific on what they will not fund as indicated below. IMPORTANT: Please note that Lowe’s will not support salaries, fringe, and most labor costs. Those items must be viewed as in-kind from your organization. Labor costs could be absorbed through your own Department of Public Works with the grant providing the materials needed for the project.
Maximum Award: $25,000
Prerequisite: The project must be discussed with the local Lowe’s store manager. The name of the person must be provided to Bruno for inclusion in the grant application.
Deadline: There is no deadline, but municipalities are encouraged to start the process as soon as possible.
The Foundation's charitable contributions cannot be used for:
Individuals and families
National health organizations and their local affiliates
Religious organizations and church or denomination-sponsored programs or events
Special events, such as conferences, dinners, sport competitions, festivals or art exhibits
Sponsorship of fundraising events (i.e. dinners, walks, golf tournaments and auctions)
Goodwill advertising or marketing
Political, labor, veteran/fraternal organizations, civic clubs or candidates
Sports teams or athletic events
Animal rescue and support groups
Travel-related events, including student trips or tours
Development or production of books, films, videos or television programs
Capital campaigns, endowments or endowed chairs
Activities of organizations serving primarily their own membership
Continuing education for teachers and staff
- Institutional overhead and/or indirect cost (i.e. salaries, stipends, benefits and most project labor costs)
Tickets to events
Visit Lowe's website for more information.
February 22, 2012:
RE: October 2011 Snowstorm Mitigation Funds Available Letter of Intent
The 2011 Halloween Snowstorm resulted in Presidential Disaster Declaration DR-4048. This declaration allowed New Jersey to receive Hazard Mitigation funding.
If your jurisdiction is interested in submitting a Letter of Intent for consideration, please complete and submit the following Letter of Intent, www.njslom.org/grants/HMG-Letter-of-intent04048.pdf, no later than March 30, 2012. You may e-mail your Letter of Intent to the Mitigation Unit at email@example.com, or send it hard copy through the mail.
The Letters of Intent will be reviewed by the State Hazard Mitigation Team and ranked according to the ones with the greatest need. Those selected will be requested to make application through the E-Grants system. This process will take place early-to-mid Spring 2012.
If you have any questions or need additional information please contact the Mitigation Unit at 609-963-6208.
February 14, 2012:
RE: EPA Grants Award Process Webinar
On February 23, 2012 at 2pm the EPA's Office of Grants and Debarment is hosting a webinar for the EPA grants community. The webinar will cover grants management topics, including: how to find and apply for grant opportunities; FFATA reporting requirements; and preparing a proper budget detail. In addition, they will be hosting a Q&A session during the second half of the webinar. If you have any questions, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the call.
For more information and to register: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/grantswebinar/event/event_info.html
December 23, 2011:
RE: Recreational Trails Program
On October 26th the NJDEP sent out a Recreational Trails Program grant invitation letter and application package for the 2012 funding round. State, County and local governments are eligible for these grants as well as non-profit agencies. The deadline for the grant program is February 15th, 2012. For more information or to get a grant application for 2012 please visit www.trails.nj.gov.
Click here for a PDF with more information.
December 7, 2011:
RE: 3 Upcoming EPA Funding Opportunities & NEA’s Our Town Grants
The announcement for the EPA Brownfields Multi-Purpose grant is expected sometime this month or January 2012. This grant will fund both assessment and cleanup in one grant award, eliminating the need for a separate grant application for each phase.
The Workforce Development grant announcement is expected sometime in January or February 2012. This grant replaces the Brownfield Job Training grant and expands the scope of eligible training that may be funded.
The Brownfields Area-wide Planning grant announcement is expected sometime in February or March 2012. This grant will fund reuse planning for Brownfield sites in a defined area.
Additionally, the National Endowment for the Arts has posted the guidelines for 2012 Our Town grants. Now in its second year, Our Town supports creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their score. Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with their arts and design organizations and artists, seek to: Improve their quality of life; encourage creative activity; create community identity and a sense of place and revitalize local economies.
Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to $150,000. Projects may include planning, design, and arts engagement activities that reflect a systemic approach to civic development and a persuasive vision for enhanced community vibrancy. Visit http://arts.gov/grants/apply/OurTown/index.html. Inquires may email email@example.com to schedule a call with NEA staff. NEA staff will be conducting Our Town webinars on Wednesday, January 11 and Tuesday, February 7, 2012 to answer questions and walk applicants through this year's guidelines. Schedule and registration details will be posted on the Our Town guidelines webpage next week.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, March 1, 2012
GRANT AMOUNTS: $25,000, $50,000, $75,000, $100,000, or $150,000
PERIOD OF SUPPORT: September 1, 2012 through December 31, 2014
ELIGIBILITY: A partnership between a local government entity and a nonprofit cultural institution is required; additional partners are encouraged.
December 1, 2011:
RE: Green Acres Funding Reminder
Interested municipalities and counties may apply for Green Acres funds to acquire or develop land for outdoor recreation and conservation purposes. Available funding represents the balance of the voter-approved 2009 Green Acres bond referendum, as well as supplemental funding from project cancellations and withdrawals.
Green Acres will accept applications until February 15, 2012. Funding is extremely limited, and we anticipate that competition will be intense. As a result, only funding requests from new applicants or applicants who have completed or are making significant progress on previously approved projects will be considered.
Eligible land acquisition projects include the purchase of natural areas, historic sites, conservation areas, water bodies, and open space for active or passive recreation. Eligible recreational projects include facilities that provide boating, fishing, swimming, outdoor games and sports, biking, picnicking, camping, or nature interpretation. Related costs incurred as part of the acquisition or development project also may be eligible for reimbursement. More detailed information about funding categories is provided in the enclosed attachment.
ROSI Excel Spreadsheet
November 23, 2011:
The Siemens Sustainable Community Awards program provides a national platform for recognizing small, medium and large size communities which have improved the quality of life for their residents, become responsible stewards of the environment, and increased the ability to sustain a successful community for generations to come.
Deadline for nominations is January 13, 2012.
Click here for more information.
November 23, 2011:
RE: EPA Requests Proposals for Urban Waters Small Grants
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expects to award between $1.8 to
$3.8 million in funding for projects across the country to help restore urban waters by improving water quality and supporting community revitalization. The funding is part of EPA's Urban Waters program, which supports communities in their efforts to access, improve and benefit from their urban waters and the surrounding land. Healthy and accessible urban waters can help grow local businesses and enhance educational,
recreational and employment opportunities in nearby communities.
The goal of the Urban Waters Small Grants program is to fund research, studies, training, and demonstration projects that will advance the restoration of urban waters by improving water quality through activities that also support community revitalization and other local priorities such as public health, social and economic opportunities, general livability and environmental justice for residents. Examples of projects eligible for funding include:
- Education and training for water quality improvement or green
- Public education about ways to reduce water pollution
- Local water quality monitoring programs
- Engaging diverse stakeholders to develop local watershed plans
- Innovative projects that promote local water quality and
community revitalization goals
Information about Urban Waters Small Grants including the Request for Proposal (RFP) and registration links for the webinars is available at www.epa.gov/urbanwaters/funding. EPA expects to award the grants
in Summer 2012.
Note to Applicants: In accordance with EPA's Assistance Agreement Competition Policy (EPA Order 5700.5A1), EPA staff will not meet with individual applicants to discuss draft proposals, provide informal comments on draft proposals, or provide advice to applicants on how to respond to ranking criteria. Applicants are responsible for the contents of their proposals. However, consistent with the provisions in the announcement, EPA will respond to questions from individual applicants regarding threshold eligibility criteria, administrative issues related to the submission of the proposal, and requests for clarification about the announcement. Questions must be submitted in writing via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by the Agency Contact, Ji-Sun Yi, by January 16, 2012 and written responses will be posted on EPA's website at www.epa.gov/urbanwaters/funding.
Dates to Remember:
Deadline for submitting proposals: January 23, 2012
Two webinars about this funding opportunity:
December 14, 2011
and January 5, 2012.
Deadline for submitting questions: January 16, 2012
For more information on EPA's Urban Waters program, visit
October 26, 2011:
RE: 2012 Recreational Trails Program
The DEP has announced the availability of grant funding to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail facilities. The application below provides a summary of permissible uses and projects, program requirements, and factors used to evaluate and select the projects for funding. The deadline for submitting applications to the Green Acres Program is February 15, 2012.
The DEP anticipates that this program will receive approximately $1 million to be distributed Statewide for trail related projects, and anticipates that competition for funding will be intense.
Please direct questions to John Flynn of the Green Acres Program at 609-984-0628 or email@example.com. Additional information can be found at: www.trails.nj.gov.
October 6, 2011:
for Proposals: Animals in the Community Pilot Program
partnership with Sustainable Jersey, The International Fund for Animal Welfare
(IFAW) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify a pilot
community to implement this best practices model for the delivery of municipal
public health and safety, fiscal efficiency, responsible pet ownership, conflict
resolution and the protection of wildlife and habitat, the “Animals in the
Community” actions in Sustainable Jersey include a Companion Animal Management
Plan. To support the development of best practices for Companion Animal
Management, IFAW partnered with Sustainable Jersey to convene a team
representing state agencies, conservation and animal welfare non-profits, Boards
of Health, Animal Control Officers, educators and law enforcement to identify
models of good practice and develop this RFP. The result is a model for local
governments that will not only improve the provision of animal services but also
generate revenue by replicating successful enterprises from NJ and beyond.
Implementing the model will engage the community and enable local entities to
provide valued services through education, enhanced operations, and the creation
of legal frameworks that support improved outcomes.
are due Friday, December 2, 2011. Visit
Sustainable Jersey’s website for details and updates:
Click here to view a PDF of the RFP
September 15, 2011:
RE: Grants - NJDEP
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Acres has created a special category of funding to assist towns and counties in acquiring flood prone lands. Green Acres will provide up to a 25% matching grant, depending on the matching grant ratio provided by FEMA. This is a pilot program; therefore funding caps will be established per applicant to allow acquisitions to be accomplished by a maximum number of local governments. The Passaic River Basin region has been identified as the focus of this pilot program.
Requests for funding under this Local Blue Acres category will compete only against other similar requests. This will not affect any other pending or ongoing Green Acres project you may be sponsoring.
Click here for NJDEP's letter and application.
Applications are due by October 31, 2011.
Funding decisions will be made by December 1, 2011.
July 28, 2011:
Re: New Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant Availability
The National League of Cities wanted us to let you know that, on June 30, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a new grant opportunity for rural communities across the country. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program is a great opportunity for rural communities to leverage federal funds for local transportation projects. You can view Transportation Secretary LaHood’s announcement at http://www.dot.gov/affairs/2011/dot7611.html.
NLC is partnering with Smart Growth America, the American Public Transportation Association, the National Association of Development Organizations, PolicyLink, Reconnecting America, Rural Assembly, and Transportation for America to help communities to submit superior applications for these very competitive grants.
If you plan to apply for this year’s round of TIGER grants or want to learn more about the program and the application process, join us for a webinar on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT. The webinar will feature an overview of TIGER by Beth Osborne, Deputy Assistant Secretary at USDOT, as well as a discussion of innovative rural transportation projects by Alia Anderson, Program and Policy Associate at Reconnecting America. In addition, Courtney Payne, a Government Services Specialist at the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, will showcase a successful rural project from an earlier TIGER grant cycle.
This webinar is the first in a two-part series aimed at helping prospective TIGER applicants from rural communities. The second webinar will take place later in August and will focus on forming interdisciplinary, regional partnerships and on successful grant writing.
If you have questions about this event, contact Garett Ballard-Rosa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-207-3355 x142.
July 21, 2011:
RE: EPA Grant Writing Workshops
The EPA recommends that those intending to apply for Brownfield grant funds attend one of their upcoming EPA writing workshops.
Additional information on the EPA Brownfield Grants is found at www.epa.gov/brownfields/grant_info/index.htm.
The next two workshops are :
Monday, July 25, 2011 and Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
Click here to view Flyer
July 5, 2011:
RE: TIGER Grants
The US Department of Transportation has released the
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFRA) for Round 3 of the very popular TIGER
grants. Initially authorized as part of the Recovery Act, Congress has
continued to fund the discretionary grant program. TIGER III includes $527
million for innovative transportation projects that have a regional impact.
This Round includes a $140 million set aside for rural
communities which is defined in Section V of the NOFA. The grants will be for
capital investments only, not planning or project design and applicants will
have to provide at least a 20 percent match.
In general, this round is similar to last year, with a few
Unlike the FY 2010 Appropriations Act, the FY 2011
Continuing Appropriations Act does not provide any funding for projects solely
for the planning, preparation, or design of capital projects ("TIGER Planning
Grants"); however, these activities may be eligible to the extent that they are
part of an overall construction project that receives TIGER Discretionary Grants
Any applicant that is applying for a TIGER TIFIA
Payment must also submit a TIFIA letter of interest along with their
Eligible applicants may submit, as a lead
applicant, no more than three applications for consideration.
Applicants are required to submit a "pre-application"
prior to submitting a final application. The pre-application system will open
on August 22, 2011. All pre-applications should be submitted by October 3, 2011
at 5 PM EST. Final applications will be due on or before October 31,
USDOT will host a half day seminar and webcast providing
information and guidance on the TIGER application process July 18th from 1 to 4
Secretary LaHood Announces $527 Million in Funding for New Round of
Popular TIGER Grant Program
Chosen Projects Will Create Jobs, Lay Foundation for Growth
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced
that $527 million will be available for a third round of the highly successful
TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) competitive grant
program, which funds innovative transportation projects that will create jobs
and have a significant impact on the nation, a region or a metropolitan
“Through the TIGER program, we can build transportation
projects that are critical to America’s economic success and help complete those
that might not move forward without this infusion of funding,” said Secretary
LaHood. “This competition empowers local communities to create jobs and build
the transportation networks they need in order to win the
In the FY11 budget President Obama signed in April, $527
million was directed to the Department of Transportation for critical
investments in the nation’s transportation infrastructure. States, cities, local
governments, and other partnerships and groups will have until this fall to
prepare their applications for the popular TIGER program, which has funded
high-impact projects including roads, bridges, freight rail, transit buses and
streetcars, ports, and bicycle and pedestrian paths.
The previous two rounds of the TIGER grant program provided
$2.1 billion to 126 transportation projects in all 50 states and the District of
Columbia. Demand for the program has been overwhelming, and during the previous
two rounds, the Department of Transportation received more than 2,500
applications requesting more than $79 billion for transportation projects across
Projects will be selected based on their ability to contribute
to the long-term economic competitiveness of the nation, improve the condition
of existing transportation facilities and systems, improve energy efficiency and
reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improve the safety of U.S. transportation
facilities and improve the quality of living and working environments of
communities through increased transportation choices and connections. The
Department will also focus on projects that are expected to quickly create and
preserve jobs and spur rapid increases in economic activity.
information, please visit http://www.dot.gov/tiger/.
June 27, 2011:
RE: Sustainable Communities Regional
Planning Grant Program
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that HUD will be
investing an additional $67 million the Sustainable Communities Regional
Planning Grant program.
provided advance notice today that the second round of Regional Planning grants
will soon be made available through a Notice of Funding Availability. The grants
will be awarded competitively to multi-jurisdictional and multi-sector
partnerships as well as regional consortia consisting of state and local
governments, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), educational
institutions, non-profit organizations and philanthropic organizations.
year’s funding was approved by Congress in HUD’s 2011 budget, as part of $100
million devoted to the agency's Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities. This year’s
Regional Planning Grant program will encourage grantees to support regional
planning efforts that integrate housing, land-use, economic and workforce
development, transportation, and infrastructure developments in a manner that
empowers regions to consider how all of these factors work together to bring
economic competitiveness and revitalization to a community. The program will
place a priority on partnerships, including the collaboration of arts and
culture, philanthropy, and innovative ideas to the regional planning
Recognizing that areas are in different stages of
achieving sustainability, HUD will establish two funding categories for the
Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant program.
- Category 1 Funds: Can be used to support the preparation of
Regional Plans for sustainable development.
- Category 2 Funds: Can be used to support efforts to modify
existing regional plans so that they are in accordance with the Partnership for
Sustainable Communities’ six Livability Principles. Category 2 Funds also may be
used to prepare more detailed execution plans for an adopted regional plan for
sustainable development and limit predevelopment planning activities for
To read the full text of HUD's advance
funding announcement, visit http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD/program_offices/administration/grants/fundsavail.
March 31, 2011:
RE: Department of Justice Announces Multiple Crime Prevention Grant
The U.S. Department of Justice recently invited local governments to apply
for several grant opportunities supporting innovative crime reduction programs.
Grant programs currently open for solicitations include the Smart Policing
Initiative, the Field-Initiated Programs Competitive Grant Program, the Second
Chance Act Juvenile Mentoring Initiative, and the Community-Based Violence
Prevention Demonstration Program.
The Smart Policing Initiative and
Field-Initiated Programs Competitive Grant both seek to build upon data-driven,
evidence-based, innovative approaches to reducing crime. Both of these grants
will be open until April 21. The Second Chance Act Juvenile Mentoring
Initiative, which provides funds for mentoring and other transitional services
essential to reintegrating juvenile offenders into the community, will be open
until May 2.
Finally, the Community-Based Violence Prevention
Demonstration Program is a new initiative that builds and maintains programs
like the ones adopted by municipalities through NLC's Institute for Youth,
Education, and Families' California Cities Gang Prevention Network. These
communities have adopted multi-strategy, multi-disciplinary approaches to
reducing the violence that has adversely affected youth, families, and
neighborhoods across America. Cities interested in receiving grant funding for
similar programs may apply for this demonstration program through May
Details about these and other criminal justice grants can be found at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/funding/solicitations.htm and www.grants.gov.
March 23, 2011:
Re: Risk Reduction Projects - Mitigation Grant Deadline Approaching
As a result of the December 2010 snow storm event, the State of New Jersey received a Presidential Disaster Declaration. This has created the opportunity for Counties and Municipalities to apply for Hazard Mitigation Grant Funds (HMGP) under DR-1954-NJ. The eligibility requirements are that the jurisdiction has an approved Hazard Mitigation plan. Any eligible jurisdiction in New Jersey that is interested in applying for an HMGP project grant should submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the State Hazard Mitigation Office by April 8, 2011. Those counties that are submitting or have submitted Hazard Mitigation plans to NJOEM recently should also submit LOI's, due to potential opportunities resulting from the disaster.
Any questions prior to the submission deadline should be directed to SFC Robert Little, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, at 609-963-6963, or email@example.com.
February 28, 2011:
RE: Our Town Grant Available for
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is offering
grant funding ranging from $25,000 to $250,000 for projects that incorporate the
arts and creative placemaking. The Our Town grant will invest in “creative
placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and
help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts
at their core.” Projects should work to improve a community’s quality of life,
encourage creative activity, create community identity and a sense of place and
revitalize local economies. The grant requires an arts-based partnership with
committed governmental leadership and the philanthropic sector.
These partnerships must involve at least two
organizations: a nonprofit design or cultural organization and a government
entity. In addition, each project must have a systemic approach to civic
development with a persuasive vision for change; clearly defined civic
development goals and objectives that recognize and enhance the role the arts
play at the center of community life; an action plan aligned with the project
vision; and a funding plan that is appropriate, feasible, indicates strong
community support and includes a well-conceived sustainability
To apply, you must submit
a statement of interest by March 1st. The invitation to apply
will be issued March 25th and the final application is due April 25th. For
instructions and information visit www.arts.gov/grants/apply/OurTown/index.html.
February 24, 2011:
RE: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Mayors Chris Bollwage of Elizabeth and Art Ondish of Mount Arlington, the
Co-Chairs of our new Committee to Save CDBG Funding, are looking for support
from Mayors all around our Garden State, in this effort to maintain current
levels of this vital federal economic development/redevelopment assistance.
Continued funding has never been more crucial, than now, when cuts could further
slow our sluggish recovery.
Accordingly, we have posted a model letter to be sent to U.S. Senators
Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez, detailing the importance of the Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and urging that it must remain fully
The House of Representatives has already voted on a 62.5% cut of
the CDBG Program; therefore I am also requesting that you contact your
Congressional representatives in an advisory capacity, and convey how essential
CDBG is to your community, our state and nation.
I strongly suggest that
you emphasize the critical nature of this program and the devastating effects
that will result if it is reduced or eliminated. Since numerous community
organizations are directly impacted by the CDBG program, it would also be
beneficial if the end users of this Program could also reach out to your
legislators to highlighting the positive impact and benefits of the CDBG
program. Please send the League copies of your correspondence and any other
information you believe our Co-Chairs would find of interest.
Letters may be addressed to Senator Frank R. Lautenberg at: One Gateway
Center, 23rd Floor, Newark, NJ 07012 and Senator Robert Menendez at: One Gateway
Center, 11th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102.
Thank you for your attention in
the matter. If you have any questions, contact Jon Moran at 609-695-3481, ext.
121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Very truly yours,
William G. Dressel, Jr.
February 16, 2011:
RE: Transitional Aid of Localities Application Process
The following is a note from the NJDCA:
Dear Municipal Clerk:
Attached to this email is Local Finance Notice 2011-7, CY 2011/SFY 2012 Transitional Aid Application. Also attached is the Transitional Aid Application form for Calendar Year municipalities.
Regardless of Fiscal Year, any municipality considering applying for the program must read the Finance Notice to understand the rigorous application process. Actions will have to be taken within the next few weeks for both CY and SFY municipalities intending to apply for Transitional Aid.
This is being sent to Municipal Clerks and Chief Financial Officers. It is strongly suggested that they share this with appropriate local officials as soon as possible.
Thank you for your cooperation and attention.
Attachments: Program Information; Application
Applications are due on March 11, 2011.
February 16, 2011:
The Department of Health and Senior Services' Has Announced Availability of Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) Funding - called Take Control of Your Health in NJ
Letters of intent to apply for CDSMP funding are due at the Division on March 1, 2011.
For details and contact information visit:
February 15, 2011:
ATTENTION MAYORS WHO APPLIED FOR: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block
PLEASE NOTE: In order to officially approve assignment of your funds, NJ
Clean Energy Program must receive a signed Scope(s) of Work by no later
than February 25, 2011. You may send the signed documentation by e-mail
to NJARRABLOCKGRANTS@trcsolutions.com or by mail or fax using the contact
information at the bottom of this letter. If your Direct Install participating
contractor has not completed your on-site energy assessment, you must arrange
for that part of the process immediately so that the proposed energy efficiency
measures can be identified in your work scope.
The U.S. Department of Energy timelines associated with the Energy Efficiency
and Conservation Block Grants require that the ARRA funds be committed for
approved projects as specified in your signed Scope of Work. If we do
not receive this completed documentation by the deadline, your block grant will
be canceled and the funds made available for other projects throughout the
If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to assist you in
moving forward, please contact Roger Kliemisch, Program Manager, TRC Energy
Services at Toll Free 866-433-4479 or 732-855-0033.
February 1, 2011:
Re: Phase II Energy Efficiency
and Conservation Block Grants
At the request of
Lee A. Solomon, President, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, I am forwarding
important information to you regarding Phase II of the Energy Efficiency and
Conservation Block Grants (EECBG). The text of President Solomon’s letter
I hope that you
had a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year. The Board of Public
Utilties has begun administering Phase II of the Energy Efficiency and
Conservation Block Grants (EECBG). Phase II consists of the
remaining EECGB funds that were not spent in 2010, and are now available to any
of the 512 eligible entities. Funds are awarded on a first come, first serve
basis. Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received,
until the funds are expended.
The 2011 grants
will provide up to $50,000. When used in
conjunction with the Direct Install Program, local governments can invest up to
$125,000 in energy efficiency measures ($75,000 from Direct Install plus $50,000
from EECBG). Again, the EECBG is available with NO MATCH to
qualifying counties and municipalities.
grants are available on a first come, first serve basis while funding remains.
Updated information is available on the Clean Energy Program’s website at NJCleanEnergy.com/EECBG (including the 2011 application). To speak with a
program representative, call 866-NJSMART, ext. 4.
We applaud those
local government leaders who took advantage of the grants available in 2010. We
look forward to working with you to ensure successful completion of the project
January 31, 2011:
EPA is initiating a Community Action
for a Renewed Environment (CARE) grant round. Applications are due by March 22,
2011. It is a program for the public to understand and reduce toxic risks from
various sources. See link at: http://www.smartgrowth.org/engine/index.php/resources/2011/01/20/epa-seeks-applications-for-environmental
January 31, 2011:
Grants for Traditional Folk Artists Available
State Arts Council Announces Grant Opportunities and Application Workshops
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts announces the availability of guidelines and applications for its Fiscal Year 2012 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program. The application deadline is April 6, 2011 and workshops conducted by Arts Council staff will be offered in various locations around the state for individuals and teams seeking assistance with the application process. (See schedule below).
Folk Arts Apprenticeship grants support the traditional arts and crafts of New Jersey's many different cultural communities, helping talented apprentice artists further hone their skills by working directly with a master artist of a shared community. “Support for these artists has widespread impact on New Jersey's communities helping to strengthen group ties, promote cross-cultural understanding and sustain important cultural traditions that have been practiced here and around the world for generations,” said Arts Council Chair Sharon Burton Turner. "The Council has long recognized how important it is that these unique customs and ways of life get passed forward authentically and consistently."
Over the last 14 years, the Council's Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program has assisted hundreds of artists who make up a fascinating spectrum of traditional arts and crafts. Some of these apprenticeships have included art forms from the Filipino, Native American, Ukrainian, NJ Pinelands region, Japanese, African American, Puerto Rican and many other cultures and communities. Apprentices may request up to $3,000 to support an intensive regimen of study with a master artist for up to 12 months. The application process requires that each interested folk arts apprentice apply with a master artist as a team by providing artistic work samples, comprehensive, detailed information of their shared artistic cultural backgrounds and their planned scope of work together.
The application workshop schedule is as follows:
February 17, 2011, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
February 25, 2011, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Down Jersey Folklife Center, Millville, NJ
March 12, 2011, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Jersey Shore Regional Folklife Center, Tuckerton, NJ
March 20, 2011, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
East Jersey Olde Towne Village, Piscataway Township, NJ
April 1, 2011, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NJ State Council on the Arts, Trenton, NJ
To reserve a space at a workshop, contact Kim Nguyen at email@example.com or 609.292.6130 (NJ Relay 711). All workshops will be held at accessible sites. Those in need of special assistance should call the Council office two weeks prior to the workshop date at 609.292.6130 or NJ Relay 711.
January 31, 2011:
Reprinted fromt he 2011 League of California Cities' November 2010 issue of Western City magazine:
What City Officials Need to Know About Pursuing Federal Grant Funding
January 18, 2011:
EPA Grants Continue to Protect Beachgoers
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing almost $10 million in grants to 37 states, territories and tribes to help protect swimmers and beachgoers at America’s beaches. The grants will help local authorities monitor beach water quality and notify the public of conditions that may be unsafe for swimming. The grants have enabled states and territories to more than double the number of beaches they monitor since 2003. This continues EPA’s efforts to help beach managers provide consistent public health protection and up-to-date information about local beach conditions.
“EPA’s grants are helping states monitor their beaches and providing beachgoers with information to make healthy decisions,” said Peter S. Silva, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Water. “Increased public information about beach water quality also serves as a motivator for people to identify sources of contamination and to take action.”
Each swimming season, state and local health and environmental protection agencies monitor the quality of water at the nation’s beaches. When bacteria levels in the water are too high, these agencies notify the public by posting beach warnings or closing the beach.In 2007, an estimated 96 million people made at least one visit to a U.S. ocean beach, spending a total of 1.4 billion days at ocean beaches.
This is the 11th year that EPA is providing beach grant funds, bringing the total amount EPA has made available to nearly $102 million since Congress passed the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act of 2000. Through this funding, the number of monitored beaches has almost quadrupled from about 1,000 in 1997 to more than 3,800 in 2009.
More information: http://water.epa.gov/grants_funding/beachgrants/index.cfm
September 8, 2010:
RE: EECBG Workshops
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, municipalities are eligible to apply for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant. There is $20,000 reserved for each eligible municipality but you MUST apply by December 31, 2010 to ensure that the money is set aside for your municipality. There is no monetary match required.
Free weekly interactive webinars have been scheduled for EECBG application assistance. The webinars are conducted on Thursday mornings, beginning at 10:00 AM. Sessions are expected to last approximately one hour.
The webinar will be accessible at https://www.webmeeting.att.com. First-time users should log in early, or even a few days in advance, so there is ample time to download the program. The meeting number is 866-208-4552 and the code is 9057198.
Dial-in to the conference by calling 866 208-4552. Enter the access code number 9057198. The meeting number and code are the same for the webinar and the conference call.
For more information visit NJCleanEnergy.com/EECBG or click here to view their PDF flyer.
August 30, 2010:
RE: FY2011 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup Grant
The EPA has released the FY2011 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup Grant Guidelines - Request for Proposals.
From the EPA web site: These grants may be used to address sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum). Opportunities for funding are as follows: Brownfields Assessment Grants (each funded up to $200,000 over three years; coalitions are funded up to $1,000,000 over three years), Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants (each funded up to $1,000,000 over five years) and Brownfields Cleanup Grants (each funded up to $200,000 over three years). The proposal deadline is October 15, 2010.
Complete information is found at http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicat.htm.
June 30, 2010:
Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program &
TIGERII/Community Challenge Planning Grant (CCPG) Funding Available
June 17, 2010:
Several Funding Opportunities Available to Support Climate & Energy Initiatives
June 17, 2010:
Customized and Literacy Training Grant Program
May 13, 2010:
Announcement of 2010 Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program
December 1, 2009:
RE: EPA Accepting Applications for Environmental Education Grant Funding
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting grant applications for a total of $3.4 million in funding for environmental education projects and programs. EPA expects to award approximately 100 grants ranging from $5,000 to $200,000 and will accept applications until December 15, 2009.
The purpose of the Environmental Education Grant Program is to promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers and citizens. The grants provide financial support for innovative projects that design, demonstrate, or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques. Projects should involve environmental education activities that go beyond disseminating information.
The Environmental Education Grant Program provides funding to local education agencies, state education or environmental agencies, colleges or universities, not-for-profit organizations, or noncommercial educational broadcasting entities. Tribal education agencies, which are controlled by an Indian tribe, band or nation, may also apply, including a school or community college.
Since the program began, EPA has provided more than $45 million in funding to more than 3,000 agencies and organizations.
More information on eligibility and application materials: www.epa.gov/enviroed/grants.html
August 18, 2009:
NJ Department of Agriculture and Community Affairs American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds available
August 13, 2009:
EPA has announced the availability of their FY2010 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup Grants. These grants have been used very successfully in New Jersey and we encourage you to consider applying them to your brownfield remediation and reuse projects.
The Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup Grants may be used to address sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum). Opportunities for funding are as follows: Brownfields Assessment Grants (each funded up to $200,000 over three years; coalitions are funded up to $1,000,000 over three years), Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants (each funded up to $1,000,000 over five years) and Brownfields Cleanup Grants (each funded up to $200,000 over three years). The proposal deadline is October 16, 2009.
The EPA announcement and further information may be found at: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicat.htm.
June 18, 2009:
RE: GRANT PROGRAM HELPS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING
The Department of Environmental Protection has launched a new grant program to help local government agencies and schools identify and implement plans to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in their communities, marking a milestone in the Garden State's fight against climate change.
The DEP is now accepting pre-applications from municipal and county governments, public school districts, county colleges and other local government agencies such as municipal utilities authorities for $2.5 million available in the first round of funding under the Local Government Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant program. The program is funded by a portion of the proceeds from the auction of carbon dioxide allowances through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative's cap-and-trade program that is working to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic regions.
The deadline for pre-applications is July 31. The DEP expects applicants to demonstrate that proposed projects will result in measurable reductions of greenhouse gases. The DEP's Office of Planning and Sustainable Communities will contact government agencies that qualify to submit a full application.
Eligible projects may include those that help local government agencies calculate and reduce their carbon footprints as well as land-use and transportation planning efforts that reduce the need to drive. Vehicle exhaust contributes a significant portion of the state's greenhouse gas emissions.
The DEP will also consider projects that spur development of green infrastructure such as green buildings or rooftop gardens, programs that foster resource conservation such as better management of trees, efforts to strengthen local economies through marketing of locally grown food, and outreach programs that promote public involvement in sustainability efforts.
Local governments that have joined the Sustainable Jersey partnership will be given priority for greenhouse gas reduction grants. This partnership involving the DEP, New Jersey State League of Municipalities, Rutgers University and The College of New Jersey promotes sustainability projects and greenhouse-gas reduction initiatives. Priority will also be given projects that promote pilot transportation initiatives, such as infrastructure that supports electric or alternative-fuel vehicles.
For information on the grant program and a downloadable copy of the pre-application, go to: http://www.nj.gov/dep/opsc/.
June 9, 2009:
RE: Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant samples
NJ BPU has provided a sample application package and sample resolution for the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant program.
Posted May 19, 2009:
A Guide to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Posted May 6, 2009:
Re: Governor Corzine Announces List of Environmental Projects Eligible for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funding
Posted May 6, 2009:
Re: Stimulus Funding News Neighborhood Stabilization Program Grants Available from US HUD
Posted April 30, 2009:
Re: Important Federal Recovery Act Grant Application Changes
Posted April 8, 2009:
RE: NJ DOT Funding Opportunity
You should soon be receiving a letter from New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Steven Dilts, inviting you to apply for Transportation Enhancement Program grants, which are being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Through this program, NJDOT will provide $19.5 million in funding for non-traditional transportation projects that enhance the cultural, aesthetic, historic, and environmental aspects of the State’s transportation system.
For further information on the program and the application process, pending the Commissioner’s letter to you, visit the Department’s website at www.state.nj.us/transportation/about/press/2009/040809.shtm.
April 8, 2009:
RE: NJ DEP funding program
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Brownfield Reuse has informed us that the federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program was discussed during their Quarterly Brownfields Roundtable on Monday. This program may be a valuable resource to those promoting responsible green development on brownfield sites.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 appropriated $3.2 billion for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program. This Program provides federal grants to local government, Indian tribes, states, and territories to reduce total energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and improve energy efficiency nationwide. The EECBG Program is administered by the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Grant recipients may use this funding to support energy audits and energy efficiency retrofits in residential and commercial buildings, the development and implementation of advanced building codes and inspections, and the creation of financial incentive programs for energy efficiency improvements. Other activities eligible for use of grant funds include transportation programs that conserve energy, projects to reduce and capture methane and other greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, renewable energy installations on government buildings, energy efficient traffic signals and street lights, deployment of Combined Heat and Power and district heating and cooling systems, and others.
The application due date for cities, counties, and Indian tribes eligible for direct formula grants from the DOE is June 25, 2009 at 8:00:00 PM Eastern Time. Further information on the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, including past grant recipients, may be found at www.eecbg.energy.gov.
March 25, 2009:
All US Justice Department Stimulus Grant Info Posted
March 20, 2009:
Articles related to Library Funding posted on the NJLM website
March 20, 2009:
2009 Brownfield Development Area (BDA) Application - deadline is March 31, 2009
March 17, 2009:
RE: Funding oppurtunities - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
A listing of the grant opportunities that will become available as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is available on the New Jersey Recovery and Reinvestment website at www.recovery.nj.gov/grant/. The listing on this this site will be updated as additional information becomes available.
February 20, 2009:
Federal Funding Availability (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants)
February 5, 2009:
The Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S) are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and are under the purview of the Grant Programs Directorate in the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FP&S grants support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to target high-risk populations and mitigate high incidences of death and injury. Examples of the types of projects supported by FP&S include fire prevention and public safety education campaigns, juvenile firesetter interventions, media campaigns, and arson prevention and awareness programs. In fiscal year 2005, Congress reauthorized funding for FP&S and expanded the eligible uses of funds to include Firefighter Safety Research and Development.
The application period for this grant program is now open, click here to go to their website>>>
Posted November 12, 2008:
RE: Local Government Energy Audit Grant Program Announced
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has announced the launch of a new program aimed at assisting local governments in identifying opportunities for energy efficiency. The Local Government Energy Audit Program is open to public buildings owned by local government agencies and will provide funding for investment-grade energy audits from one of five pre-qualified energy auditing firms. All local governments located within the service territory of at least one of New Jersey's public utility companies are eligible. Details and examples outlining the incentive payment process are provided on the New Jersey Clean Energy Program Web site at www.NJCleanEnergy.com/ssb.
Posted April 1, 2008:
Triad Associates - Staying Compliant with COAH
Posted July 9, 2007:
The Department of Community Affairs is now offering an email listserve to notify subscribers of event and grant oppurtunities available from the DCA. Click here to subscribe to their Grant Oppurtunity Digest.
Posted April 23, 2007:
County or municipal government agencies may qualify for Records Disaster and Recovery Triage (Records DIRECT) emergency grant funds for disaster recovery for damaged records. To qualify, applicants should immediately contact the Records DIRECT Grants Coordinator in the Division of Archives and Records Management (DARM) after records have sustained damage caused by fire, water, man-made or natural phenomena where immediate response is necessary to prevent the irretrievable loss of vital, permanent or archival records. Regulations for the Records DIRECT grant program can be found on the Division of Archives and Records Management website at www.njarchives.org/links/regulations.html (See NJAC 15:3 subchapter 8).
Posted March 8, 2007:
On March 12, to make it easier for prospective borrowers to apply for assistance, the NJEDA will launch its new online application for financial assistance at http://www.njeda.com/online.
EDA assistance is designed to spur urban revitalization, encourage development of technology companies, bridge financing gaps and increase access to capital for small and mid-sized businesses and nonprofit borrowers.
Those interested in applying for financial assistance are strongly encouraged to speak to an EDA finance officer prior to completing an application. Any organization interested in exploring EDA resources can call the EDA Customer Care line at (609) 777-4898 or email CustomerCare@njeda.com.
Posted April 17, 2006:
Telemarketing fraud tips - beware of claims of "free government grants". Please read information from the National Consumer's League for more information.
Posted January 24, 2006:
The League, in conjunction with GrantStation, is offering a new email service that will provide subscribers with weekly updates on grant industry news, information on upcoming conferences, links to funding oppurtunities, updates and federal deadlines. When you sign-up for this service, you are signing up to have pertinent grant information delivered directly to your mailbox each week. The email addresses provided to this service are strictly confidential, and will not be used for any reason other than to receive the above mentioned emails. To subscribe to this list click here.
Posted January 6, 2006:
Courtesy of NJDEP, suggestions given by Larry D'Andrea, EPA Region 2 Brownfields Office, at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's EPA grant writing workshop on October 17, 2005 have been posted in our Grant Seeker's Toolkit at http://www.njslom.org/EPAGrantApplications.html.
Posted June 29, 2005:
The Department of Community Affairs has annouced the launching of its new New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency's Web site. Visit http://www.state.nj.us/dca/hmfa/biz/gov/local/ for local government funding oppurtunities and housing programs.
Posted June 20, 2005:
Grants administered to the Department of Community Affairs through their new SAGE program (a new electronic grant administration system recently implemented by the DCA) can only be submitted electronically. This new system will allow municipalities to track their application/grant status through all stages of the award process; from the very beginning of the application process (municipalities can view the status of their applications online), up until their last grant payment. To view grant announcements available through SAGE visit https://njdcasage.state.nj.us/Portal.asp. For more information on the SAGE system, contact the Department of Community Affairs’ Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (609) 292-8134.
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