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February 24, 2017
RE: Recent funding announcements & upcoming grant related webinars

  • USDA Announces $27 Million in Grants Available to Support the Local Food Sector (deadline March 27, 2017). The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced the availability of funding for projects designed to strengthen market opportunities for local and regional food producers and businesses: Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) grants and the Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP).  Click here to view the press release.
  • Webinar: Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization: Meet the Funders (February 28, 2017). This webinar will highlight a number of redevelopment resources available from the National Park Service, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Endowment for the Arts to leverage brownfield funding. The webinar will also feature a presentation from a community that has successfully used grants, loans and other support from these agencies for its revitalization efforts. Register for the webinar here.
  • NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants Program (deadline March 15, 2017). Funding is available to implement projects that build resilient U.S. coastal communities, economies and ecosystems. Two categories of activities will be supported: (1) Strengthening Coastal Communities: activities that improve capacity of multiple coastal jurisdictions to prepare and plan for, absorb impacts of, recover from, and/or adapt to extreme weather events and climate-related hazards; or (2) Habitat Restoration: activities that restore habitat to strengthen the resilience of coastal ecosystems and decrease the vulnerability of coastal communities to extreme weather events and climate-related hazards.  Click here for information.
  • FWS Coastal Program (deadline September 30, 2017). The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has announced funding to provide direct technical assistance and financial assistance to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Click here for information.
  • USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program (Pre-Applications due April 21, 2017). The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will award up to $252 million dollars to locally driven, public-private partnerships that improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.  Applicants must match or exceed the federal award with private or local funds. The NRCS national office will host multiple webinars about the pre-application and full project application processes. Click here for information.
  • EPA Accepting Letters of Interest under the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) (deadline April 10, 2017). This program will make up to $1 billion in credit assistance loans available to state, local, and tribal governments; private entities; partnerships; and State Revolving Fund programs for large infrastructure projects such as drinking water and wastewater treatment, improved energy efficiency, and drought mitigation. Click here for information.

 

January 27, 2017
RE: BPU Grants for Microgrid Studies

The BPU is opening the first 60-day application window for the Town Center Distributed Energy Resources Microgrid Feasibility Study Incentive Program and inviting qualified state or local government entities to apply for incentives of up to $200,000 to cover the expense of a feasibility study. Town Center Distributed Energy Resources (TCDER) microgrids are capable of providing on-site power to connected critical facilities within a local area or town center setting during electric grid outages. To view the application click here. To view the full Microgrid Report please visit NJBPU Microgrid Report.

For more information about this grant program contact BPU through Susanne LaFrankie 609-292-0701 and Greg Reinert 609-777-3305.

 

January 24, 2017
RE: NJDOT Issues Two Notices of Grant Fund Availability

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has issued two notices of grant fund availability. The first grant fund is for Pedestrian Safety, Enforcement and Education and will amount to $400,000 on a statewide basis in state fiscal year 2018. The second grant fund is to support projects that implement the State Highway Safety Plan and will amount to $15,000,000 on a statewide basis in federal fiscal year 2018. For more information please click on a copy of the notices in the NJ Register here.

 

July 11, 2016
RE:
EPA Announces Availability of Funding for Brownfields Planning Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting proposals from eligible entities who wish to develop an area-wide plan for brownfields assessment, cleanup, and subsequent reuse. The proposal submission deadline is August 10.
This funding is for research and/or technical assistance activities directed to one or more brownfield sites located in a specific area. Proposals must include an area-wide plan that consists of specific implementation strategies. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 20 projects in total, funded at up to $200,000 each. For more information and to apply for funding, click here.

 

May 11, 2016
RE:2016 COPS Community Policing Development Program (CPD) Deadline Approaching

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) recently announced the availability of funding opportunities under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 COPS Community Policing Development Program (CPD).

Application Deadline: 7:59 PM EDT, Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Applications must be submitted in two parts: online via www.grants.gov (to complete the SF-424, a government-wide standard form required for competitive grant application packages). Once submitted, applicants will receive an e-mail with instructions on completing the second part through the COPS Office Online Application System.

For important program materials and other information on how to apply, please visit the CPD Program Page.

Contact: COPS Office Response Center, (800) 421-6770, askCopsRC@usdoj.gov

 

April 27, 2016
RE: Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge


The Aetna Foundation, in partnership with the American Public Health Association, the National Association of Counties, and CEOs for Cities, is accepting applications from small to mid-sized cities, counties and federally recognized tribes in the U.S. working to improve the health of their residents.

The goal of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge is to develop practical, evidence-based strategies that improve measurable health outcomes and promote health and wellness, equity, and social interaction. Through the challenge, the foundation will award more than $1.5 million in grants in support of community-based efforts to become healthier places to live, work, learn, play, and pray; recognize excellence in achieving a measurable impact as a result of these efforts; and identify models of effective collaboration that can be sustained and replicated across the United States.

The lead applicant must be a representative of any small- to medium-sized city or county government, federally recognized tribal leader, nongovernmental organization, academic institution, local business, or private sector organization that can effectively engage with all relevant partners. Prospective applicants from a single city, county, or federally recognized tribe are encouraged to collaborate and submit a joint application in the appropriate tier with a single lead entity identified.

Phase 1 applications must be received no later than May 31, 2016. Upon review, selected applicants will move on to Phase 2 of the challenge. At the beginning of Phase 2, all cities, counties or federally recognized tribes selected as finalists will receive a community seed grant of $10,000 to help move their project, program, or policy forward. In addition, several midterm progress awards will be made during
Phase 2. Community seed grants and progress awards can be used in Phase 2 to support staff or other infrastructure identified as essential to the program. One grand prize and four runners-up prizes will be awarded within each of two tiers, based on population, with Tier 1 comprising cities or counties with a population of 65,000 to 250,000 population, and Tier 2 comprising cities or counties with a population of 250,001 to 600,000. The Tier 1 Grand Prize winner will receive $250,000, with the Runners Up receiving $25,000 each, while the Tier 2 Grand Prize winner will receive $500,000, with the Runners Up receiving $50,000 each.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge website.

Link to Complete RFP.

 

April 18, 2016
RE: $100,000 Smart City Technologies Grant Announced

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a grant program for local governments participating in the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC). The new program is called the "Replicable Smart City Technologies" (RSCT) Cooperative Agreement Program. Under the RSCT funding opportunity, three local U.S. governments participating in the GCTC will each receive $100,000. The application deadline is May 12, 2016. Click here for more information.

 

March 18, 2016
RE: 2016 FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) has announced that 2016 FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grants application period will begin March 15, 2016.  Applicants must apply for either grant via the Mitigation eGrants system located on the FEMA portal: FEMA Portal.

All complete applications are due to NJOEM (through e-grants) by COB May 13, 2016. NJOEM Mitigation Unit staff must review, revise and coordinate with other State agencies before submitting final complete application packages through the Attorney General’s office prior to the June 15, 2016 FEMA deadline. We encourage all applicants to submit applications through e-grants as early as possible due to the short timeframe and turnaround of applications.

For FY 2016 the total amount of funds distributed under the FMA Grant Program will be $199 million and $90 million for PDM Grant Program.

If you have any questions, please contact the NJOEM Mitigation Unit at (609) 963-6900 ext. 6208 or NJMitigation@gw.njsp.org

 

March 18, 2016
RE: Free League Webinar to Discuss How GrantStation Can Help Your Municipality Find Funding

Date: April 19, 11am-11:45am
Location: Your Computer

The NJLM has many services available to our members. This webinar will discuss one of these services- GrantStation. GrantStation is a subscription service that aides in the finding of funding sources. Through a partnership with GrantStation the League is able to provide this service at a discounted rate to its members.

Click here for the Agenda and Registration Form

Click here for information on a GrantStation membership.

 

March 15, 2016
RE: NJDEP Recreational Trails Program

Application deadline: May 15, 2016.

The NJDEP has announced that funding is available under the Recreational Trails Program. There are new application instructions, please review the 2016 Application Instructions document in its entirety.

Due to limited funds and an overwhelming amount of annual applicants, the program can only approve funding to approximately 30% of an applicant’s proposed projects.

Please visit NJDEP’s website for the Application Cover Letter, 2016 Application Instructions, 2016 RTP Grant Application, Program Requirements, Recreational Trails Program project evaluating factors, NEPA_NHPA Compliance Certification Form and RTP NEPA Environmental Evaluation Form.

 

October 21, 2015
RE: The Division of Aging Services Falls Prevention Grant Programs

The Division of Aging Services (DoAS) is soliciting request for proposals (RFP) to support and deliver the falls prevention programs A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls (MOB) and The Otago Exercise Program (Otago).  The purpose of the grant program is to strengthen the infrastructure for statewide delivery of these two evidence-based falls prevention programs for older adults and for adults with disabilities at risk of falling.  Grant program funds may not be used for any other falls prevention program.

Fifteen grants will be awarded at $12,000 each.  Agencies may apply for either MOB or Otago, but not both. The grant project period will be December 1, 201, through July 31, 2016.  Important information on applying for and implementing these programs is detailed in the Request for Proposals.

All interested providers must submit a non-binding Letter of Interest by 3:00 PM Wednesday, November 4, 2015.  The deadline to submit an application is November 17. 

The letter of interest must include the following; name of the agency, address of the agency (including municipality and zip code), agency’s telephone number, agency’s tax ID number, name of the person who will be entering the grant application on-line, 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).  Letters must be emailed to maryann.marian@dhs.state.nj.us and copied to heather.taylor@dhs.state.nj.us.  Letters of Interest may also be faxed to 609-588-7630.  

There will be a Technical Assistance Conference Call / Go-to-Training Webinar on Thursday, November 5th  from 10:00 – 11:30 AM to review the grant requirements and SAGE.  Each applicant agency is encouraged to participate.  Please email Maryann Marian (maryann.marian@dhs.state.nj.us) to register for the call.  She will provide you with the link, dial-in number and codes to participate.

All proposals for this funding must be submitted through the state’s SAGE online system.  Paper submissions will not be considered.  In order to submit a proposal online, all applicants not already registered on SAGE must first request access to the SAGE system.  Instructions for this process are in the Request for Proposal document.  Agencies already registered to use SAGE do not need to register again. 

 

September 21, 2015
RE: 2015 Annual League Conference Session

November 18 - Creative Solutions for Vacant Properties
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room 421, Atlantic City Convention Center

Many municipalities are faced the challenges of redeveloping vacant, abandoned or foreclosed properties; structures that often pose safety threats and detract from the value of area.  Recent economic downturn has resulted in significant tax increases for these properties and an increase in the problems municipalities are confronted with in dealing with them.  This panel will discuss a range of solutions; regulatory, market driven and redevelopment-based, and the financing and grant programs available to implement these solutions.  CMFO – 1.5 OFF MGMT; CCFO – 1.5 OFF MGMT; CPWM – 1.5 TECH; RMC – 1.5 PROF DEVEL; NJCLE – 1.5; CPA – 1.5 FIN;
CTA – 1.0 PTA; PACLE – 1.0.

Click here for full Conference Session Schedule.

 

September 9, 2015:
RE: Funding Announced – Diabetes Prevention and Control

The New Jersey Department of Health - Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DOH - DPCP) has announced the availability of Fiscal Year 2016 funds to identify two organizations that will promote diabetic self-management education (DSME) for New Jerseyans diagnosed with diabetes.

PDF Notice of Funding Opportunity

Approximately $75,000 is available. Local health departments, hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), universities, and non-profit organizations located in, or currently providing services in, Passaic/ Bergen/ Union Counties, and Burlington/Camden counties are invited to apply.

The project period is January 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016) with a 6-month budget period and an anticipated award date of January 1, 2016.  A Letter of Intent is due by 12 noon on September 11, 2015 to LorieAnn Wilkerson-Leconte.

Applications must be submitted, via the SAGE system no later than 12 noon on October 13, 2015.  Paper submissions will not be considered.

The Request for Application (RFA) Announcement can also be located on the Family Health Services and DPCP webpages. See the links below:

·        Family Health Services (FHS) Spotlight
·        Funding Opportunity Notice

DOH Contacts: Tifanie Selby at tifanie.selby@doh.state.nj.us or LorieAnn Wilkerson-Leconte at LorieAnn.Wilkerson-Leconte@doh.state.nj.us.


July 27, 2015:
RE: League Seminar Announced - Maximize Community Development Block Grants(CDBG) To Get the Most For Your Municipality

You may already be quite familiar with the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. After all, it’s been around for more than 40 years and has brought billions of dollars to small towns and major cities. It has the type of flexibility that local governments love and is available in one way or another to virtually every municipality in the state.

If your town doesn’t utilize CDBG funding, why not? If it does, do you know all that can be done with CDBG funds and do you maximize their impact?

No one is pretending that using CDBG dollars is quick and easy. It isn’t. As with any federal program, there are complex rules and extensive recordkeeping requirements. But thousands of towns across the country and hundreds in New Jersey have found that CDBG funding is a valuable asset that can help ease the strain on a municipal budget.

This seminar is designed to help municipalities fully participate in the CDBG program. Whether your town is a direct CDBG entitlement city, a member of an Urban County or candidate for the Small Cities program; whether you’ve dealt with CDBG for decades or not at all, the speakers, with a combined hundred years plus of CDBG experience, will be on hand to help you figure out how to maximize CDBG to get the most for your town.

When: October 8, 8:30am-12:30pm

Where: Doubletree Hotel, 780 Hope Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

CEU’s: CMFO/CCFO-2.0 Fin/Debt Mgmt, 2.0 Off MGMT;CPWM-2.0 MGMT,2.0 GOVT;RMC-2.0 FIN,2.0 Prof Devel;QPA-4.0 Off Admin;CPA-4.0 Fin

Click here for agenda and registration form.

 

July 23, 2015:
RE: League Webinar Announced - How Find Grants That Meet Your Municipalities Needs

The first step to successfully using grants to meet your municipality’s needs is to find the right grant. But navigating the web for the right grant is challenging and cumbersome at best. In this webinar, Tammy Wetzel from Triad Associates will explain how to operate and navigate various grant search engines to help you find the right source of funding for your municipalities needs.

When: October 29, 11:00am-12:00pm

Where: Your Computer

CEU's: CMFO/CCFO-1.0Off MGMT; CPWM-1.0GOVT;RMC-1.0 Prof Devel;QPA-1.0 Off Admin;CPA-1.0MAS;CRP-1.0;RPPO/RPPS-1.0 M/S

Click here for agenda and registration form.

 

June 11, 2015:
RE:
Global Green Releases RFP to Cities for Sustainable Neighborhood Planning

Global Green is accepting applications for no-cost technical assistance that can help communities create walkable, bikeable, resource-efficient and equitable neighborhoods.

This free assistance is being provided under a grant from EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities' Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program.

Applications due July 17.

June 16, 2015 News Release

Download Application

For more information contact Krista Frank at: kfrank@globalgreen.org or 310-581-2700 x107.

 

June 11, 2015:
RE: Regional Coastal Resiliency Grants Program

The NOAA recently announced the Regional Coastal Resiliency Grants Program which will support regional approaches to activities that build resilience of coastal regions, communities, and economic sectors to the negative impacts from extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions. It will support planning for or implementation of measures that mitigate the impacts of environmental events and conditions on overall resilience, including economic and environmental resilience. Projects that are funded will result in improved information for decision makers and actions that reduce risk, accelerate recovery, and promote adaptation to changing social, economic, and environmental conditions.

NOAA is expected to award $5 million in grants to organizations that advance resilience strategies in plans for land and ocean use, disaster preparedness, environmental restoration, hazard mitigation, or in other regional, state, or community plans. Click here for additional information on the federal RFP.

Deadline: July 24, 2015

 

June 11, 2015:
RE: Bureau of Justice Assistance Has Announced A Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program

On May 18, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) launched the Body-Worn Camera Toolkit at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Information Management Conference.

The Toolkit is an online resource for stakeholders and will include lessons learned for implementation, model policies and procedures, and research materials. The Toolkit will consolidate and transmit research, promising practices, templates, and tools that have been developed by high-quality experts.

Areas of focus include procurement considerations; training needs; implementation requirements; retention issues; policy concerns; information of interest to prosecutors, domestic violence, and victim and privacy advocates; community engagement; and funding considerations.

BJA also released the Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program solicitation.

Applications are due June 16, 2015.

For more information on BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program, read or download the fact sheet.

 

June 2, 2015:
RE: FEMA Has Announced Availability of 2015 FMA and PDM Grants


FEMA has announced the FY 2015 Notice of Funding Opportunities for two of the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs: Flood Mitigation Assistance and Pre-Disaster Mitigation.  HMA grant programs provide states, tribes, territories, and local governments funding for eligible mitigation activities to strengthen our nation’s ability to reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages.   All 50 States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and Federally-recognized tribal governments are eligible to apply.  Local governments are considered sub-applicants and must apply to their Applicant state/territory.

Applicants are encouraged to review the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance for detailed information regarding eligibility and to contact their FEMA Regional Office for additional information.  Grant applications must be submitted to FEMA through the Mitigation eGrants system on the FEMA Grants Portal accessible on the Internet no later than 3:00 PM EDT on August 28, 2015.

Flood Mitigation Assistance - $150 Million
The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program provides funds on an annual basis so that measures can be taken to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

For the FY 2015 FMA program, FEMA will select sub-applications for funding in the agency’s priority order:

  • Flood mitigation planning activities up to $100,000 federal share per applicant with a maximum of $50,000 federal share for state mitigation plans and $25,000 federal share for local mitigation plans
  • Projects that mitigate at least 50 percent of structures that meet definition part (b)(ii) of a Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) property: At least 2 separate NFIP claim payments have been made with the cumulative amount of such claims exceeding the market value of the insured structure
  • Projects that mitigate at least 50 percent of structures that meet the definition of a Repetitive Loss (RL) property:  Have incurred flood-related damage on 2 occasions, in which the cost of the repair, on the average, equaled or exceeded 25 percent of the market value of the structure at the time of each such flood event
  • Projects that mitigate at least 50 percent of structures meet definition part (b)(i) of a SRL property: 4 or more separate NFIP claims payments have been made with the amount of each claim exceeding $5,000, and with the cumulative amount of claims payments exceeding $20,000

Projects that will reduce the risk profile in communities through mitigation of the largest number of contiguous NFIP-insured properties

Pre-Disaster Mitigation - $30 Million
The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant program provides funds on an annual basis for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects for the purpose of reducing overall risk to the population and structures, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding from future disaster declarations.
For the FY 2015 PDM program:

  • Applicants may submit a maximum of 11 sub-applications in a PDM grant application:  10 for mitigation planning and project activities, plus 1 management cost sub-application. Of the 10 sub-applications for mitigation activities, Applicants may submit a maximum of 3 projects. 
  • Each Applicant’s number one ranked sub-application must not exceed $250,000 Federal share in order to be eligible for the state and tribal set asides.
  • FEMA will use the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Scale to prioritize activities for competitive selection once the set asides have been met.

FEMA will select eligible applications for funding in the agency’s priority order:

  • Statutory set aside of $250,000 per State/Territory/District of Columbia
  • Up to $5 Million Tribal set aside for $250,000 per Federally-recognized tribe
  • Mitigation planning activities from Applicants without Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds available
  • Non-flood mitigation projects from Applicants without HMGP funds available
  • Flood mitigation projects from Applicants without HMGP funds available
  • Mitigation planning activities from Applicants with HMGP funds available
  • Non-flood mitigation projects from Applicants with HMGP funds available
  • Flood mitigation projects from Applicants with HMGP funds available

Links of interest:

Grants Deadline: 3:00 PM EDT on August 28, 2015

Please direct questions to the State Hazard Mitigation Unit at (609) 963-6900 extension 6208 or NJMitigation@gw.njsp.org.

 

June 1, 2015:
RE: Several Grant Opportunities Are Currently Available Through the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance

Current Opportunities listed on the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) page include:

  • Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS) FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement, Deadline 7/1
  • PREA Program: National PREA Resource Center FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement, Deadline 6/30
  • Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2015 State Solicitation, Deadline 6/30
  • Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2015 Local Solicitation, Deadline 6/26
  • National Initiatives: Promoting Effective Justice Systems Strategies FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement, Deadline 6/16
  • Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement, Deadline 6/16
  • Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program Utilizing Mentors FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement, Deadline 6/11
  • Improving Public Safety and Health Outcomes for the Justice-Involved Population FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement, Deadline 6/11
  • PREA Program: Demonstration Projects to Establish “Zero Tolerance” Cultures for Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement, Deadline 6/10
  • Tribal Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance Grants, Training, and Technical Assistance FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement, Deadline 6/9
  • Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement, Deadline 6/1

Visit the BJA website for details and information.

 

May 29, 2015:
RE: Mercer County History Regrant Program

The Mercer County Executive and Board of Chosen Freeholders, through the county’s Cultural and Heritage Commission, offers both General Operating Support (GOS) and Special Projects (SP) grants to Mercer County organizations that demonstrate professionalism, commitment and excellence in producing or programming history-related projects, events or programs. The grants are administered by the County’s Division of Culture and Heritage.

Funds from the Mercer County History Regrant Program are available to assist Mercer County-based non-profit organizations (particularly historic sites, historical organizations,) libraries, schools and local government entities that wish to bring historical programming and information (especially programming with a focus on Mercer County and its communities) to a broad public audience. Grants are evaluated by an independent review panel and are awarded competitively to organizations and projects that demonstrate clear public benefit, responsible management, proven quality of work, and historical merit.

The Grant Deadline for this round of grants is noon on Tuesday, June 30th.

Organizations who received FY15 grants through this program must have their final report for their FY 15 grants in this office by Friday, June 19th in order to apply for a FY16 History Regrant. (NOTE: this is an extension of the original June 10 deadline in the grant guidelines.)

Click to view: Guidelines

Click to view: Application

Click to view: Final Report Form

These above forms can also be found under “Additional Information” on the “History” page under “Culture & Heritage Commission” on the county’s website: www.mercercounty.org.

 

May 21, 2015:
RE: New Census Bureau Population Estimates Pinpoint Municipalities in New Jersey With Largest Population Gains

The U.S. Census Bureau reported today which municipalities in New Jersey experienced the largest increases in population last year.

The municipality gaining the most people in New Jersey between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, was Jersey City whose population rose by 3,484 over the period. Jersey City was followed by Lakewood (population increase of 1,586), New Brunswick (1,144), Newark (1,111) and Princeton (1,067).

New Jersey also gained 12,302 housing units during the year ending on July 1, 2014.

The population estimates are based on annual population estimates since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2014. Also released today were July 1, 2014, estimates of the number of housing units for the nation, states and counties.

The Census Bureau is telling the economic side of this story via two products. County Business Patterns provides 2013 statistics on the number of business establishments, employment and payroll. Additionally, the Economic Census Geographic Area Series provides data on similar measures, plus revenues, for states, counties and places, including for more than 5,000 communities not available from previous economic censuses. The economic census is conducted every five years and provides a comprehensive and detailed profile of the U.S. economy, covering millions of businesses representing more than 1,000 industries and providing unique portraits of American industries and local communities.

If you have questions or would like to speak to the local Census data expert please contact the Data Dissemination Branch at clmso.ddb.questions@census.gov.

 

May 20, 2015:
RE: NJDOT Grant Submission Process Has Changed

The New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) grant application submission process for the Local Aid Infrastructure Fund (LAIF) program is changing effective June 1, 2015. After June 1, all applications for the LAIF program will only be accepted through SAGE; paper applications will no longer be accepted. You can access SAGE at https://enterprisegrantapps.state.nj.us/NJSAGE/Login.aspx?APPTHEME=NJSAGE.

 

April 27, 2015:
RE: New Funding Opportunity Announcement -
Community Health Projects Related to Contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse Sites

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s (ATSDR) mission is to serve the public through responsive public health actions to promote healthy and safe environments and prevent harmful exposures to environmental contaminants.  Sites such as Brownfield/Land Reuse sites may be the source of potentially harmful exposures because of contamination from previous property uses. Addressing public health concerns and issues related to the restoration of contaminated properties is essential.  ATSDR is funding these community health projects to ensure that public health is an integral part of the land reuse process. 

These projects will increase capacity to identify, address and improve public health in redeveloping Brownfield/Land Reuse sites, ensuring that particular attention is paid to identifying and addressing health issues prior to redevelopment and assessing changes in community health associated with reuse plans and redevelopment. These community health projects that address impacts of contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse sites will further ATSDR’s public health mission to promote healthy and safe environments and prevent harmful exposures.

Applications are now being accepted.  A letter of intent is due May 20.  Applications are due June 22.

On April 29, 2015, an informational conference call will be held at 2 pm Eastern Standard Time.

To view this opportunity and download the full announcement and application packet visit http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=276067.

Contact Information:
ATSDR Brownfield/Land Reuse Health Initiative (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/brownfields/index.html)
ATSDR Brownfield/Land Reuse Team:  ATSDR.LandReuse@cdc.gov
FOA Grant POC:  Leann Bing, KBing@cdc.gov

 

April 7, 2015:
RE: Cops in Shops Grant

The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (Division) recently issued a notice in the New Jersey Register that it has received funding for its Cops in Shops Summer Shore Initiative. The Division is the recipient of an $81,000 block grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The purpose of this program is to curb underage drinking by educating youths and parents about its dangers and to provide funds that allow for undercover police officers to monitor retail liquor sales.
This grant program is open to shore municipalities or municipalities that serve as a gateway to shore municipalities.
Completed application packets are due to the Division no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015.  No facsimile copies will be accepted and no deadlines granted. For more information please see the Division’s notice, available at http://www.njslom.org/press-releases/Cops-in-Shops-Grant-Notice.pdf.

 

March 31, 2015:
RE: Grant Announcement

The Christie Administration announced 9 grants totaling $20,026,534 through the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Rail Freight Assistance Program.  The grants help support economic activity by preserving and improving the existing freight transportation system and by making freight rail service more widely available for businesses throughout the state.

“The Administration is committed to improving and preserving our rail transportation network by providing grants to New Jersey’s freight railroads,” NJDOT Commissioner Jamie Fox said.  “The projects funded here will help advance a transportation strategy that strives to increase mobility and efficiency in the movement of goods in support of the State’s economy.”

The projects receiving funding include upgrades and repairs to existing railroad tracks and bridges and expansion projects that will connect or expand existing freight rail lines with new customers.

The Rail Freight Assistance Program, administered by the NJDOT Bureau of Multimodal Grants and Programs, provides funding for capital improvements that result in the continuation of economically viable rail freight services in the state.  Grant applications are evaluated on a cost/benefit basis.  Factors considered in the selection of the projects include: economic benefits, efficient and responsive freight distribution, energy and environmental factors, and highway congestion mitigation. Sponsors – typically the owner of the railroad – also are required to continue freight service on the improved line for at least five years after completion of the project.

Since 1994, the State of New Jersey has provided more than $85 million for rail projects through the New Jersey Rail Freight Assistance Program.  These grants provide funding for between 70 and 90 percent of the estimated cost of each project while the sponsor is responsible for providing the remaining amount.

Application proposals are accepted through SAGE, the State’s on-line System for Administering Grants Electronically.

 

February 16, 2015:
RE: Grants Management Training in Mahwah, NJ  -  March 16-17, 2015

Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant management workshop in Mahwah, March 16-17, 2015.  This training is for grant recipient organizations across all disciplines. We have revamped the program for 2015 to include complete coverage of the new OMB Super Circular.  Attend this class and you'll learn how to administer government grants and stay in compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
Click here for full event details.
They are offering NJ State League of Municipalities members a special tuition rate of $565; use code "NJASSN" to receive this $30 discount off full  price at registration. Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary.

Complete event details including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration are available here.

 

February 16, 2015:
RE: Home Repair Assistance Through Cumberland County's Small Cities Grant

The County of Cumberland has allocated funding through a Small Cities Grant approved by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for the purpose of providing home repair loans to low and moderate income homeowners. Triad Associates has been designated by the County of Cumberland to act as the program administrator to qualify and assist applicants through the home improvement process.

Eligible repairs
The purpose of the program is to address code related items and weatherization needs. The types of repairs covered are electric, plumbing, heating, roof, structural issues, windows doors, handrails, steps, smoke detectors, CO detectors and siding. Items are addressed by priority starting with the major systems. Additions and interior decorating are not eligible.

Homeowner eligibility
To qualify for a Housing Rehabilitation loan, the applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements: must be a full-time resident, gross annual HOUSEHOLD income must be below 80% of the moderate income limit, homeowner's and flood (if applicable) insurance, real estate taxes and municipal utilities must all be current. 

Income guidelines are listed below:
Persons in Household 

1

2

3

4

$35,350

$40,400

$45,450

$50,500

Type of loan and terms
Loans are issued in the form of "deferred loans". Loan funds are secured by a mortgage note held by Cumberland County. Under most circumstances, when the deed of the property is transferred from the original applicant, the loan is repaid to the County. At no time are monthly payments required or interest added.

Property owners, who wish to apply for funding, should contact the Program Administrator, Michael Borrero, Triad Associates, to obtain an application. For more information, please call (856) 690-9590 or via e-mail at mborrero@triadincorporated.com.

For additional information or to obtain a preliminary application, you may also contact:

KIMBERLY WOOD, DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR
CUMBERLAND COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING
790 E. COMMERCE STREET
BRIDGETON, NJ 08320
(856) 453-2211

 

February 16, 2015:
RE: SAFER and FP&S Grant Availability Announced

Funding through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) is now open. SAFER was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities. The goal of SAFER is to enhance the local fire departments' abilities to comply with staffing, response and operational standards established by the NFPA (NFPA 1710 and/or NFPA 1720).

The FY 2014 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act provides $340,000,000 for the SAFER Program for the new year.

Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 5:00p.m. EST

https://www.fema.gov/staffing-adequate-fire-emergency-response-grants

Funding through the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants will open March 16. FP&S grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to reduce injury and prevent death among high-risk populations. In 2005, Congress reauthorized funding for FP&S and expanded the eligible uses of funds to include Firefighter Safety Research and Development.

The FY 2014 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act provides $34,000,000 for the FP&S Program for the new year.

Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2015 at 5:00p.m. EST

https://www.fema.gov/fire-prevention-safety-grants

 

February 3, 2015:
RE: Community Health Disparity Prevention Programs Announcement

The New Jersey Department of Health’s (DOH’s) Office of Minority and Multicultural Health (OMMH) announces the availability of funds for Community Health Disparity Prevention Programs. Community and Faith-Based Organizations (CBOs/FBOs), which have a health agenda and provide services to racial, ethnic minority populations in New Jersey to eliminate health disparities, are encouraged to apply.  Letters of Interest are due by February 13, 2015.

For additional information the RFA is posted at;  http://www.nj.gov/health/omh/ under the Spotlight section.

 

August 26, 2014:
RE: 2015 ShapingNJ Healthy Community Grants Announcement

The NJ Department of Health will be releasing a Request for Applications for the 2015 ShapingNJ Healthy Community Grants on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the 5th Leaders' Academy for Healthy Community Development, a bi-annual event co-sponsored by the NJ Department of Health with the NJ Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.  Held at the Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center in Hamilton, this event will feature expert speakers, highlight success stories from recent grantees and also serve as the bidders conference for this new funding opportunity.

The ShapingNJ Healthy Community Grants initiative funds communities with small grants (approximately $10,000) for policy and environmental work at the local level - to improve access to healthy food and increase opportunities for routine, daily physical activity and thus, prevent/reduce obesity. To see some of the current efforts taking place throughout NJ, go to ShapingNJ.Wordpress.com.

Eligible applicants may include New Jersey public and private nonprofit entities such as municipalities, parks and recreation programs, schools/districts, local health departments, hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers, YW-YMCA’s and other community based organizations capable of carrying out the work.

Although community teams are not required to attend the 5th Leaders’ Academy for Healthy Community Development skill building workshop on October 24, 2014, additional points will be awarded on the application for attendance (at least three members must be in attendance to be awarded additional points). Community teams may include local health departments, policy and decision making agencies, private voluntary agencies, local advocates, faith based-organizations and other community stakeholders.

If you meet the criteria above and would like to attend on October 24, 2014, please RSVP to Pamela Howard at (609) 292-2209 or electronically to pamela.howard@doh.state.nj.us including all names of team members and contact information (email, organization, phone number). If you have any questions, please contact Karin Mille at karin.mille@doh.state.nj.us or Janet Heroux at janet.heroux@doh.state.nj.us.

August 14, 2014:
RE: Free Webinar: Trends in Grant Awards - Which Organizations Win Over $100,000 in Grant Awards

GrantStation is offering a free webinar on August 26th, Trends in Grant Awards - Which Organizations Win Over $100,000 in Grant Awards, that will identify characteristics, demographics, and techniques to increase funding for organizations. The free webinar bit.ly link is: http://bit.ly/1lEglmt.

GrantStation.com is an online funding resource providing a database of available grant opportunities and tutorials available for purchase. NJLM members may purchase through NJLM to receive an annual subscription at over 85% off the regular purchase price. Click here for more details.

GrantStation is also asking for help with their fall survey. The results of which will help them stay on top of trends. The State of Grantseeking reports spotlight recent developments in funding so that organizations can be more strategic in their grantseeking. The free survey results, which will be published in late October, can serve as benchmarks for organizations to compare their grantseeking efforts with those of other, comparable organizations. You can click here to see past reports.
If you would like to participate in this survey you may complete it by clicking here.

 

August 11, 2014:
RE: Division of Aging Services request for proposals to support and deliver Stanford University's Chronic Disease Self-Management Program - DEADLINE CORRECTED

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.

Four grant types are available ranging from $12,000 - $25,000.  Agencies may apply for only one grant. The grant project period will be October 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015.  Important information on applying for and implementing each grant type is detailed in the Request for Proposals.  The Public Notice of this funding opportunity can be found on the Department of Human Services website at: http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/providers/grants/rfprfi/

We strongly encourage all interested providers to submit a non-binding Letter of Interest by 3:00 PM Friday, August 15, 2014.  This will give you additional time to consider taking on this initiative and, if interested, to submit an application on the SAGE system by the September 5th submission deadline.  The letter of interest must include the following; name of the agency, address of the agency (including municipality and zip code), agency's telephone number, agency's tax ID number, name of the person who will be entering the grant application on-line, 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).  Letters must be emailed to dennis.mcgowan@dhs.state.nj.us and copied to andrea.brandsness@dhs.state.nj.us.  Letters of Interest may also be faxed to (609) 588-7630.  

There will be a Technical Assistance Conference Call / Go-to-Training Webinar on Monday, August 18th from 10:00 - 11:30 AM to review the grant requirements.  Each applicant agency is encouraged to participate.  Please email Andrea Brandsness (andrea.brandsness@dhs.state.nj.us) to register for the call.  She will provide you with the link, dial-in number and codes to participate.

All proposals for this funding must be submitted through the state's SAGE online system.  Paper submissions will not be considered.

 

July 24, 2014:
RE: Grant Seminar Series Helps Municipal Officials Find Funding to Meet Their Needs

Have budget cuts forced your town to stop providing some recreation programs or meet other community needs? Does the governing body need to make the hard choice of not replacing the fire truck or repairing Main Street? Do not despair. There are other avenues in which a municipality can still provide these and other services that they need without sacrificing essential services. One of these avenues is grant funding. The New Jersey League of Municipalities is presenting two programs this October aimed at aiding Municipalities in finding and applying for Grants.

  1. The first of these programs will be a webinar held on October 16, 2014 titled “How to Find Grants That Meet Your Municipalities Needs.” This 60 minute webinar will teach municipal officials how to navigate the web to find right source of funding for their needs.

  2. The second of these programs is an in-person seminar held on October 29, at the Crowne Plaza in Monroe Township titled Taking the Mystery Out of Applying for Grants.” This hands on program will teach municipal officials to understand the broader concept of grants as well as the process to construct a high quality grant application.

Both of these programs will be led by Tammy Wetzel from Triad Associates and Continuing Education Credits (CEUS) are available for both of these programs.

For more information on each of these programs including pricing and CEU’s please visit our calendar page at www.njslom.org/seminars

 

July 2, 2014:
RE: Enhancements to Juvenile Drug Courts

Up to $500,000 over a period of three years is available. Deadline July 23, 2014. For more information click here.

 

May 30, 2014:
RE: Sandy Disaster Relief Grants for Historic Properties

The Christie Administration announced that Sandy Disaster Relief Grants for Historic Properties are now available to fund the preservation, stabilization, rehabilitation and repair of Sandy-damaged historic properties. Approximately $8 million in federal funding has been provided by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service for Sandy-impacted properties that are either listed in the National Register of Historic Places or identified as eligible for this listing.

This program will fund up to $500,000 to repair historic and archaeological resources that were impacted by Superstorm Sandy.  All repairs must be completed consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

Expressions of Interest are being accepted until June 30, 2014.  Eligible applicants are non-profit organizations, county or municipal government entities, and places of public accommodation.
 
For more information, program guidelines, and to submit an expression of interest for the Sandy Disaster Relief Grants for Historic Properties, visit www.njht.org/resources/sandy.

For further information, call 609-984-5516 or email njhistoricsandy@dca.state.nj.us.

Read the complete news announcement here.

 

May 15, 2014:
RE: FEMA funding available: Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced $112 million in funding available through two Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs: Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM).  These programs are available to assist state, local, tribal and territorial governments in strengthening the nation’s ability to reduce the potential cost of natural disasters to communities and citizens.

Funding is provided for eligible mitigation activities to strengthen the ability to reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages. The Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program provides funds on an annual basis so that measures can be taken to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The FY 2014 Flood Mitigation Assistance grants will continue to focus on reducing or eliminating claims under the NFIP with a focus on mitigation planning and the mitigation of severe repetitive loss properties.

The Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant program provides funds on an annual basis for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster. The goal of the Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant program is to reduce overall risk to the population and structures, while also reducing reliance on federal funding from actual disaster declarations. The FY 2014 Pre-Disaster Mitigation grants will continue to focus on implementing a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program and provide the grant funding set aside as required in the Stafford Act to states and tribes to support overall mitigation planning and projects.

Announcements for both funding opportunities can be found at grants.gov. Eligible applicants must apply for funding through the Mitigation eGrants system on the FEMA Grants Portal accessible at portal.fema.gov.

Submission Deadline: June 16, 2014

Please contact the Mitigation Unit at (609) 963-6900 extension 6208 or NJMitigation@gw.njsp.org with questions.

 

May 8, 2014:
RE: 2014 Green Acres Preservation Program Funding Announced

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has initiated a new $100 million round of Green Acres Program funding for open space and recreation projects, and is accepting applications from municipalities, counties and nonprofit groups.

This funding is in addition to $300 million in federal dollars allocated to the Blue Acres Program (under the Green Acres Program umbrella) committed to the post-Superstorm Sandy buyouts of homes and properties in flood prone areas.

The deadline for applications is July 31.

Click to view: Local government application or Non-profit application.

Green Acres will evaluate the applications and prepare a recommended list of awards for presentation to the Garden State Preservation Trust for approval. That list and the funding request then would be presented to the Legislature for its consent.
At the same time, the DEP's Green Acres team continues to process several hundreds of applications through its Blue Acres Program from residents in numerous communities that were impacted by Superstorm Sandy, and who want to get out of harm's way during future storms.   

For the DEP’s full News Release visit http://www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2014/14_0038.htm.

 

May 7, 2014:
RE: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Funding Opportunities

Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products: Funding for the development, improvement and demonstration of integrated biological or chemical upgrading technology for the production of substitutes for petroleum‐based feedstocks, products and fuels.  Awards will range from $1million to $3.5 million.
Concept papers due May 1, 2014.  Full applications due June 13, 2014.

$15 Million to Help Communities Boost Solar Deployment: Funding to help communities develop multi-year solar plans to install affordable solar electricity for homes and businesses. News release.
Concept papers due May 28, 2014.  Full applications due July 3, 2014.

Energy Department Announces $4.4 Million to Support Hydropower: Funding to support the application of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques in developing next-generation hydropower technologies.
Concept papers due May 9, 2014.  Full applications due June 24, 2014.

Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations: Funding for the research and development of investments in technology approaches and solutions that are not currently represented in the Wind Program’s existing project portfolio. This funding opportunity encompasses applications for any and all ideas that have a significant potential to advance the mission of the Wind Program.
Concept papers due April 28, 2014.  Full applications due May 30, 2014.

Marine and Hydrokinetic Research and Development University Consortium: Funding to advance MHK technology in the U.S. in the following strategic opportunity areas: Device and/or array operation and maintenance logistics development; High-fidelity resource characterization and/or modeling technique development and validation; Distributed application device development and techno-economic studies; Array-specific component technology development; Array performance testing and evaluation; Novel cost-effective environmental monitoring techniques and instrumentation testing and evaluation.
Full applications due May 30, 2014.

Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain: Funding to improve the physical understanding of atmospheric processes which directly impact the wind industry forecasts and incorporate the new understanding into the foundational weather forecasting models.  One award of $2.5 million will be made.
Concept papers due May 5, 2014.  Full applications due June 5, 2014.

Competitive Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy's Wave Energy Test Site (WETS): Funding to support test prototypes designed to generate renewable electricity from ocean waves. News release.
Full applications due June, 11 2014.

Zero Emission Cargo Transport Demonstration: Goals for awards resulting from this funding include demonstrating reductions of petroleum use, greenhouse gas emissions and criteria pollutant and toxics emissions.  Other goals include evaluating the market viability of cargo ETT and collecting detailed information to analyze the benefits and viability of this freight transportation approach for this and other nonattainment areas.
Full applications due June, 11 2014.

 

April 29, 2014:
RE: NJ Department of Transportation Grants Deadlines Extended

The NJ Department of Transportation's 2014 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) and Transportation Alternatives Programs (TAP) grant deadlines have been extended to June 30.

 

April 25, 2014
RE: National Historical Publications & Records Commission Grant Opportunities

The National Archives has several open grant opportunities posted on their website at archives.gov/nhprc/announcement. Final deadlines vary between August 27 and December 4, visit the National Historical Publications & Records Commission's webpage for more information.

Access to Historical Records (8/27)
Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections (12/4)
Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records (12/4)
Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions (8/27 & 12/4)

 

April 21, 2014
RE: DEP Grant Program Announced - Public Access Plans for Beaches and Other Tidal Waters

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the availability of grants of up to $25,000 to assist municipalities with developing plans that would improve the public’s enjoyment of New Jersey’s beaches, bays and tidal waterways, and to make public access points and related facilities more storm-resilient. Visit state.nj.us/dep/cmp/access/mpapgrant.htm.

Deadline: June 6

 

April 11, 2014:
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a Countering Violent Extremism and Preparedness Grant Programs Fact Sheet intended to inform state, local, territorial and tribal stakeholders of the relevant grant guidance that pertains to Countering Violent Extremism and preparedness -related efforts, and the process through which they can apply for these resources. Deadline: May 23, 2014

 

April 4, 2014:
The NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety
offers federal grant funding to agencies on an annual basis. Municipal, county, state and law enforcement agencies, as well as non-profit organizations that wish to undertake programs designed to reduce motor vehicle crashes, injuries and fatalities on roads are encouraged to apply for NJDHTS grant funding to address specific, local traffic safety issues. Deadline: April 30, 2014

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) and the Transportation Alternatives Programs (TAP). Deadline: May 15, 2014:

The PeopleForBikes foundation accepts grant applications from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation or community development, from city or county agencies or departments, and from state or federal agencies working locally. The online application for the 2014 fall grant cycle opens June 16, and letter of interest is due August 1, 2014.

 

December 17, 2013:
RE: Federal Funding and Technical Assistance Available for Local Governments

EPA grant opportunities http://www.epa.gov/ogd/competition/open_awards.htm

EDA Economic Development Assistance Programs Federal Funding Opportunity – Total funding available TBD
Application Due: Varies by program year; next two due dates are December 13, 2013 and March 14, 2014
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 more information, see the opportunity synopsis http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=248297.

The Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities’ Local Sustainability Matching Fund – Grants ranging from $25,000 to $150,000 each
Application Due: January 8, 2014
Eligible Entities: The proposal must be submitted by a team of at least two partners who are: (1) the sustainability director of a municipality or a county and (2) the local, place-based foundation.

In partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities announced the opening of Round Four of the Local Sustainability Matching Fund. The fund provides matching investments from national foundations on a competitive basis to build partnerships between sustainability directors and local place-based foundations to advance discrete sustainability initiatives that demonstrate broad-based community support and engagement.
 For more information, visit funding opportunity webpage (http://www.fundersnetwork.org/participate/green-building/local-sustainability-matching-fund/).

The Forest Service’s Community Forest and Open Space Program – $4 million
Application Due: January 15, 2014
Eligible Entities: Local governments, federally recognized tribes and Alaskan Native Corporations, and non-profits who are eligible to hold title to land for conservation purposes.

The Community Forest Program is a grant program that authorizes the Forest Service to provide financial assistance to establish community forests that provide continuing and accessible community benefits. Community forests provide many benefits such as protection of habitat, water quality, and other environmental benefits, and they can provide economic benefits through timber resources. Community Forests have also long been sites for environmental and cultural education.
 For more information, visit the opportunity synopsis (http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=241953).

NFWF 2013 Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grants Program – $100 million
Application Due: January 31, 2014
Eligible Entities: Local governments and agencies, recognized tribes, state government agencies, non-profit 501(c) organizations, and academic institutions.

Marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Department of the Interior launched the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program. The program will use competitive grants to award funding for science-based solutions by states, local communities, non-profit organizations, and other partners to help restore key habitats and bolster natural systems, enabling these areas to withstand the impacts and better protect local communities from future storms.
 For more information, visit the program webpage (http://www.nfwf.org/hurricanesandy/Pages/home.aspx).

Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Program 2014 Request for Proposals – $1.8 million
Application Due: February 5, 2014
Eligible Entities: Any public or private entity. Preference is shown to organizations directly connected to the local community who can monitor and sustain these projects for 5 years or more.

The National Association of Counties, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), and the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USDA Forest Service (USFS), the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Southern Company, FedEx and PG&E are seeking applications for the Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Program. The Program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources by providing financial assistance to diverse local partnerships for wetland, forest, riparian and coastal habitat restoration, stormwater management, outreach and stewardship with a particular focus on water quality, watersheds and the habitats they support. Project ideas include urban forest restoration and green infrastructure.
 For more information, see the grant webpage (http://www.nfwf.org/fivestar/Pages/2014rfp.aspx).

Georgetown University Energy Prize –$5 million
Letters of Intent Due: February 2014
Eligible Entities: For this competition, a “community” is defined geographically by the limits of a municipality – a town, city, or county that has corporate status and local government. All small to medium municipalities in the U.S.A. with populations between 5,000 and 250,000 are eligible to apply.

The Georgetown University Energy Prize is a competition in which communities will be challenged to work together with their local governments and utilities in order to develop and begin implementing plans for innovative, replicable, scalable, and continual reductions in the per capita energy consumed from local natural gas and electric utilities. Participating communities will be asked to develop a long-term energy efficiency plan and to demonstrate initial effectiveness and sustainability over a two-year period. Participating communities will benefit from access to various resources and the winning community will receive $5 million, which will help to support their continuing community-based energy efficiency efforts. Interested communities are encouraged to submit a non-binding letter of intent (http://www.guep.org/letter-of-intent) as soon as possible.

For more information, visit the energy prize website (http://www.guep.org/).

 

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 njht@dca.state.nj.us 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

http://www.sustainablejersey.com/grants/sj-small-grants/current-opportunities/


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 dennis.mcgowan@dhs.state.nj.us and copy to andrea.brandsness@dhs.state.nj.us.  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:
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/providers/grants/rfprfi/index.html

 

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/

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