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June 2, 2009

Dear Mayor:

Important Information about Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Applications for Direct-Funded Local Governments.

  1. On order to complete all necessary steps before the application deadline of June 25, eligible applicants should begin the EECBG REGISTRATION process before June 5 so as not to be disqualified!
  2. Assistance with the applications is available from the NJ Board of Public Utilities.

 

1. Urgent Need to Begin the Preliminary Steps of Registration/Application Process
The U.S. Department of Energy used a formula-based on population and energy consumption data to designate which local governments are eligible for direct Block Grant funds. These municipalities and counties know who they are (See eligibility list at end of this announcement. Information for municipalities and counties NOT eligible for direct DOE funding is also found at the end of this e-mail.)

Eligible counties and municipalities must register and apply in order to receive the EECBG funding. Instructions are available at www.grants.gov under “Apply for Grants.” These Block Grants are funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (federal stimulus).  See FAQ’s on this program at www.state.nj.us/recovery/faq/bpu.html#7.

It is very important that eligible communities complete the following preliminary application steps:

  1. Obtain a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number at http://www.dnb.com/US/duns_update/ (NOTE: If you already have a DUNS number, you do not need to apply for a new one.)
  2. Register with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) at http://www.ccr.gov/ (NOTE: If you are already registered with CCR, you do not need to reregister - however, CCR does require that registrants update their contact information annually.)
  3. Register E-Business Point of Contact with FedConnect to submit their application at at www.fedconnect.net

 

2. Free Help with Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant Applications is Available
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is offering free application assistance to local governments eligible to receive these direct-formula Block Grants.

The assistance session series began this week and runs through June 23. The sessions are being offered in conjunction with the E.J. Bloustein School of Rutgers University. At these sessions, the BPU will present its “Sample Block Grant Application Package,” which includes appropriate goals language, suggested timelines, and long-term energy needs planning strategies. The BPU developed the Sample Application Package based on sample documents provided by the U.S. DOE and in consultation with the DOE. To simplify the application process, direct-recipient local governments may choose to adapt the BPU package for their own applications, or they may send representatives to these sessions to obtain one-on-one help with individual applications and strategies they have chosen to develop independently. 

The next assistance session is Thursday, June 4 at 10 a.m. at the Bloustein School in New Brunswick. (See below for the full schedule, locations, links to directions, and instructions on how to RSVP.)

Feel free to bring your laptop and/or actual draft application.
·       Review services and assistance to municipalities from the NJBPU and Rutgers.
·       Provide the latest information on resources, requirements, etc for the EECBGs.
·       Provide a venue for sharing ideas and information.
·       Help municipalities and counties complete solid applications by June 25.

The call-in number for these meetings is 866-255-8320, participant code 898759. (PLEASE observe conference call etiquette: MUTE your phone unless you wish to speak, and DO NOT put the call on hold. If you need to get off the call and return, hang up and dial in again.)

Whether you plan to attend in person or via telephone, please RSVP to energymasterplan@bpu.state.nj.us and indicate the following:

  • Name(s) of participants
  • Affiliation and email address
  • Whether you are participating via phone or in person

For questions on these sessions or about BPU programs, contact Joe Costa at 973-645-1962.

For information on Rutgers Services, contact Patricia Ruby, 732-932-5475 x 551 or pruby@rci.rutgers.edu.

EE & Conservation Block Grant Application Assistance Sessions

Directions to Bloustein
http://policy.rutgers.edu/school/visitors.php

Directions to the BPU (June 11 session only)
http://www.nj.gov/bpu/about/directions/

Date

Time

Location

Call-in umber

Thursday, June 4

10 a.m.

Bloustein School of Public Policy, New Brunswick

1-866-255-8320
Participant Code 898759

Monday June 8

10 a.m.

Bloustein School of Public Policy, New Brunswick

1-866-255-8320
Participant Code 898759

Thursday June 11

2 p.m.

Newark Office of the NJ Board of Public Utilities

1-866-255-8320
Participant Code 898759

Monday June 15

10 a.m.

Bloustein School of Public Policy, New Brunswick

1-866-255-8320
Participant Code 898759

Thursday June 18

10 a.m.

Bloustein School of Public Policy, New Brunswick

1-866-255-8320
Participant Code 898759

Tuesday,  June 23

10 a.m.

 Bloustein School of Public Policy, New Brunswick

1-866-255-8320
Participant Code 898759

 

Special notice for municipalities and counties NOT eligible for direct Block Grants:
Direct funding from DOE is only available to the 65 municipalities and 10 counties so designated by DOE formula; however, DOE is providing approximately $14.4 million to the State for of which not less than 60% will be awarded as EECBG sub-grants to the remaining municipalities and counties not receiving direct grants from DOE. A proposal for the distribution of those funds is a scheduled agenda item before the NJ Board of Public Utilities on June 8, and guidelines will be made public subsequently. At this point it is not anticipated that this grant process would be of a complexity level that would require services of a consultant. The BPU advises local governments to hold off on any commitments to such arrangements until after the guidelines are released.

New Jersey Total EE and Conservation Block Grant DIRECT Allocations All $75,468,200

NJ New Jersey State Energy Office $14,400,700

Municipalities
NJ Atlantic City  $219,400
NJ Bayonne $521,900
NJ Berkeley, Township of $173,500
NJ Bloomfield, Township of $177,000
NJ Brick, Township of $695,800
NJ Bridgewater, Township of $199,200
NJ Camden $780,200
NJ Cherry Hill, Township of $719,600
NJ Clifton $734,300
NJ East Brunswick, Township of $199,300
NJ East Orange $604,300
NJ Edison, Township of $999,700
NJ Egg Harbor Township of $168,500
NJ Elizabeth $1,176,700
NJ Evesham, Township of $192,800
NJ Ewing, Township of $159,000
NJ Fort Lee, Borough of $155,100
NJ Franklin, Township of $555,500
NJ Galloway, Township of $143,900
NJ Gloucester, Township of $564,900
NJ Hackensack $201,700
NJ Hamilton, Township of $835,300
NJ Hillsborough, Township of $153,100
NJ Hoboken $161,100
NJ Howell, Township of $463,500
NJ Irvington, Township of $501,000
NJ Jackson, Township of $464,500
NJ Jersey City $2,329,500
NJ Kearny $158,600
NJ Lakewood, Township of $678,200
NJ Linden $166,800
NJ Manalapan, Township of $155,300
NJ Manchester, Township of $171,500
NJ Marlboro, Township of $162,300
NJ Middletown, Township of $610,800

NJ Monroe, Township of  $149,600
NJ Montclair, Township of  $155,000
NJ Mount Laurel, Township of $183,100
NJ New Brunswick, Township of $538,100
NJ Newark $2,836,300
NJ North Bergen, Township of $514,000
NJ North Brunswick $165,500
NJ Old Bridge, Township of $580,300
NJ Parsippany-Troy Hills, Township of $543,800
NJ Passaic $613,800
NJ Paterson $1,344,800
NJ Pennsauken, Township of $154,900
NJ Perth Amboy $196,200
NJ Piscataway, Township of $528,800
NJ Plainfield $186,300
NJ Sayreville, Borough of $165,400
NJ South Brunswick, Township of $177,200
NJ Teaneck, Township of $160,700
NJ Toms River, Township of $902,500
NJ Trenton $847,800
NJ Union $554,900
NJ Union, Township of $521,600
NJ Vineland City $568,900
NJ Washington, Township of $467,400
NJ Wayne, Township of $558,800
NJ West New York, Town of $182,800
NJ West Orange, Township of $175,800
NJ Willingboro, Township of $144,700
NJ Winslow, Township of $153,500
NJ Woodbridge, Township of $934,500

Counties
NJ Bergen County $7,380,500
NJ Burlington County $3,051,700
NJ Camden County $2,046,700
NJ Essex County $2,396,300
NJ Gloucester County $2,155,400
NJ Monmouth County $4,225,800
NJ Morris County $4,228,300
NJ Ocean County $748,300
NJ Somerset County $788,300
NJ Union County $2,485,400



 

 

 

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