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September 15, 2011

RE: Grants - NJDEP

Dear Mayor:

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.

To view NJDEP’s letter and application visit:

Applications are due by October 31, 2011. 
Funding decisions will be made by December 1, 2011.

Very Truly Yours,


William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director




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