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Small Grants Program (New Jersey)

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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Sustainable Jersey


    Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants are intended to help schools make progress toward a sustainable future in general, and specifically toward Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. 

    The grant program is an important program benefit for New Jersey school districts and schools participating in

    Sustainable Jersey for Schools. The funding supports efforts to implement projects that help schools gain points needed for Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification and make progress toward a sustainable future. The funded projects serve as practical and innovative models for the rest of the State and make measurable contributions toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey. 

    Funds for the $10,000 grants must be used to fund all or part of a project that will earn points for an action in

    the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program. The project should leverage partnerships with parents and community resources and include an outreach component focused on promoting community awareness of the project. Funds from the $2,000 grants can be used for general school green team expenses or for a specific project that will earn points for an action in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program. 


    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Eligible grant expenses include:

    • staff stipends,
    • consultant or contractor service fees (e.g., for content expertise, marketing, and/or technology),
    • equipment,
    • training and educational materials or related expenses,
    • project supplies, and
    • promotional items. NOTE - Promotional items should not comprise more than 25% of the proposed grant budget. Promotional items include œgive-aways, such as refillable water bottles, t-shirts, bags, etc.; incentives or awards, such as prizes, gift cards, etc.; and meeting supplies.

    Facilities and administrative (overhead) costs may NOT be charged to the grant. For this cycle, energy-related projects ARE NOT eligible for funding.


    Kaitlyn Vollmer

    Kaitlyn Vollmer
    Sustainability Institute at the College of New Jersey Forcina Hall, 3rd Floor 2000 Pennington Rd.
    Ewing, NJ 08628-0718

    Veronique Lambert

    Veronique Lambert
    Sustainability Institute at the College of New Jersey Forcina Hall, 3rd Floor 2000 Pennington Rd.
    Ewing, NJ 08628-0718

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants for are New Jersey school districts or schools with an NJEA local association. Further, applicants must be registered in the Sustainable Jersey for School program with an established Green Team.

    Deadline Details

    Applications were to be submitted by midnight eastern time on October 31, 2017. A similar deadline is anticipated biennially.

    Award Details

    The New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), as a program Underwriter, is contributing $180,000 to support a Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grants Program cycle. From this total amount, the 2017 Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grants Program cycle will award:

    • Ten $10,000 grants to school districts or schools, and
    • Forty $2,000 grants to support school green teams.

    The $10,000 Project Grant recipients will receive an initial grant award of $5,000 at the press announcement event in mid-January. The remaining $5,000 balance of the grant award will be paid contingent upon satisfactory completion of the project and approval of the final fiscal and project report, due no later than June 30, 2018.

    The $2,000 School Grants will be awarded in full at the press announcement event in mid January. All grant funds must be fully expended, projects completed and final reports submitted by December 31, 2018.

    Matching or in-kind contributions are encouraged, but not required.

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