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July 10, 2009

Re: Local Government Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant Program

Dear Mayor:

On Thursday, July 23, 2009, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will be holding an Information Workshop on the Local Government Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant Program.  For information on this new grant program, please visit the web page at: 

Workshop Details:

Date:              Thursday, July 23, 2009
Time:              9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location:        Public Hearing Room, NJDEP Headquarters
401 E. State Street, Trenton, NJ  08625

The workshop will provide an overview of the grant program including local government eligibility, a description of all the types of projects eligible for the grant, funding levels, and the application process. 

Seating is limited to 150 people.  Preference will be given to eligible entities and their representatives.  Only local  government  agencies  are  eligible to apply  for funding under  this Grant Program.  A local government agency must be: 

*  a contracting unit under the Local Public Contacts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:112(1)),  i.e.,  municipality, county or local  authority;  *  a  board  of education under the Public School Contracts Law (N.J.S.A.  18A:18A2a); or * a county college under the  County College Contracts  Law (N.J.S.A. 18A:64A25.2b).

This event is FREE; however, registration is mandatory to attend. To register for the event, please send your contact information, including name, address, phone number, email address and name of the local government agency you are representing to

Please note that on July 20, 2009 a similar workshop has been organized ONLY on the Land Use Planning and Transportation eligible related projects.  More information on this workshop can be found at:,%202009%20dep%20workshop.pdf

Thank you.

Very truly yours,


William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director




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