Funding

There are many programs and opportunities listed below, ranging from $10,000 to $5 million, that can help fund green infrastructure projects. Sorting by project type, funding type or eligible activities will narrow your search and make it easier to see and digest what’s available.

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

Urban Waters Small Grants

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: Federal

Funding Amount: Up to $60,000.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Local & state governments, higher education institutions, public or private organization acting in cooperation with a local government.

Eligible activities include: Activities that improve water quality in a way that also advances community priorities.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Currently there is no open Request for Proposals (RFP). Last award was in FY2016.

Website:
https://www.epa.gov/urbanwaters/urban-waters-small-grants

Address: Urban Waters
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 2381
Washington DC, 20460

United States Economic Development Administration

Planning and Public Works and Economic Adjustment and Assistance Program

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: Federal

Funding Amount: Funding awards range from $100,000 to $3M.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Local & state governments, higher education institutions, public or private organization acting in cooperation with a local government.

Eligible activities include: Matching grants to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA's Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Applications were posted June 2017. There are no submission deadlines - applications will be accepted until a new program is rolled out. Applicants must clearly detail how the proposed project will support the economic development needs and objectives outlined in CEDS. Public Works Project: Minimum 50% matching grant.

Website:
https://www.eda.gov/funding-opportunities/

Contact: Christopher Casper

Email: CCasper1@eda.gov

Phone: 215-597-1074

Address: Philadelphia Regional Office
Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building
900 Market Street, Room 602
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) NJ Commission on National and Community Service

Environmental Stewardship

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: Federal funds pass through to State

Funding Amount: Full or part- time AmeriCorps youth workforce costs, plus operating costs, up to $14k per worker.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Local & state governments, public or private organization acting in cooperation with a local government.

Eligible activities include: Program is designed to expand workforce development opportunities. Prioritized projects include:
• construction or physical improvements related to energy and water performance in economically disadvantaged communities,
• direct, sustained recycling and waste treatment activities,
• improvements of at-risk public lands or waterways (beyond general cleanup),
• creating awareness among economically disadvantaged communities of personal actions to benefit energy and water conservation/ efficiency and solid waste recycling,
• formal and informal green job training for economically disadvantaged people.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Must apply through State Commission. Last Application cycle closed May 17, 2018.

Website:
http://www.nj.gov/state/programs/dos_program_community_service.html

Contact: Rowena Madden

Email: Rowena.Madden@sos.nj.gov

Phone: Phone: 609-633-9627

Address: NJ Department of State
NJ Commission on National and Community Service
P.O. Box 456
Trenton, NJ 08625

United States Department of Transportation

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program Implemented by MPO

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: Federal funds pass through to State

Funding Amount: FAST ACT FY2014 (Fixing America's Surface Transportation) Federal Program is scheduled from 2016 until 2020 with FY 2017 funding $2.360 billion. New Jersey's allocation for FY2017 is $106 million. Funds require minimum non-federal match.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: State and local governments.

Eligible activities include: Eligible Transit Clean Air Measures (TCAMs) include Proposals can include but are not limited to: - Diesel emissions reduction - Engine idle reduction - Traffic signal optimization - Intelligent transportation systems - Intermodal freight - Bicycle and pedestrian projects - Travel demand management - Public education - Alternative fuels and vehicles

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Latest round of applications were due May 2017. Solicitations occur every two to three years, pending funding availability.

Website:
http://njtpa.org/project-programs/mobility-programs/cmaq-local-mobility

Contact: Jeffrey Perlman

Email: jperlman@njtpa.org

Phone: (973)639-8400

Address: NJTPA, Inc.
One Newark Center
17th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

Commission for Environmental Cooperation

North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: Grants of up to $53,000.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, environmental groups, community-based associations, academic institutions, tribal nations, and indigenous peoples and communities acting in cooperation with a local government.

Eligible activities include: Project types can include, but are not limited to, building capacity, pilot projects, transfer of innovative technologies, conducting outreach or education, sharing best practices, training environmental leaders, engaging youth on environmental activities, reducing risks to the environment, and many other types of non-regulatory efforts.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Application deadline is September 22, 2017.

Website:
http://www.cec.org/our-work/napeca

Contact: Karen Schmidt, NAPECA Coordinator

Email: kschmidt@cec.org

Phone: (514) 350-4355

Hyde and Watson Foundation

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: Approximately $10,000

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Nonprofit organization acting with or without a local government. The current geographic areas of grant support are primarily the five boroughs of New York City, and Essex, Morris, and Union Counties in New Jersey.

Eligible activities include: Capital projects such as hard costs related to the construction or purchase of new facilities, building renovations and improvements, purchase of capital equipment and furnishings, and other one-time capital needs.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Paper applications are accepted. Spring grant applications are accepted November 15 - February 15. Fall grant applications are accepted June 15 - September 15.

Website:
http://fdnweb.org/hydeandwatson/

Contact: Mrs. Brunilda Moriarty, President

Email: info@hydeandwatson.org

Phone: 908-753-3700

Address: 31-F Mountain Boulevard
Warren, NJ 07059

PSEG

Neighborhood Partners Program

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: Up to $10,000.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Nonprofit organization acting in cooperation with a local government. , organization or program resides or benefits in the places where PSEG does business.

Eligible activities include: The PSEG foundation target areas for investments in the areas of sustainable neighborhoods, safety, and STEM education.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
The online application is open between March 1 - September 30.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Shore Protection Fund

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: State

Funding Amount: 75% state and 25% local grantee cost-share ratio

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Local governments. Priority is given to funding necessary to match federal appropriations to the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for Congressionally supported shore protection projects.

Eligible activities include: Funding for projects that are associated with the protection, stabilization, restoration or maintenance of the shore, including monitoring studies and land acquisition, and must be consistent with the current New Jersey Shore Protection Master Plan and Coastal Zone Management Program.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Applications should be received by May 1st for the fiscal year that begins July 1st. Emergency projects will be considered year-round.

Website:
http://www.nj.gov/dep/grantandloanprograms/nhr_spgl.htm

Contact: Bill Dixon, Director, NJDEP-Engineering and Construction, Division of Coastal Engineering

Email: William.Dixon@dep.nj.gov

Phone: 732-255-0770

Address: 1510 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program

Project Type: Construction, Planning
Funding Type: State

Funding Amount: Loans at 0% interest for approximately 20 years for up to one-half the allowable project costs. Loans at about the market rate or less for the remaining allowable project costs, also for a 20-year term. Approximately $100 million - $200 million is available per year.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Municipalities, counties, sewage or utility authorities, joint meetings, improvement authorities, local government units constructing new or improving existing wastewater, stormwater or nonpoint source management facilities, or private water utilities.

Eligible activities include: Construction of water quality protection measures, including wastewater treatment facilities and stormwater and nonpoint source management facilities. Activities also include open space land purchase and conservation, remedial action activities (including brownfields) and well sealing.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Website:
http://www.nj.gov/dep/grantandloanprograms/er_eifp.htm

Contact: Eugene Chebra, Assistant Director

Email: Eugene.Chebra@dep.state.nj.us

Phone: 609-292-8961

Address: PO Box 425
Trenton, NJ 08625-0425

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Green Acres Program Local Government and Nonprofit Assistance Land Acquisitions and Park Development

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: State

Funding Amount: For urban aid areas, Green Acres offers, 75% matching grants and 25% zero-interest, 30-year loans for land acquisition and 75% matching grants and 50% zero-interest, 25-year loans for park development. Funding cap is $1M. Assistance to nonprofits available as 50% matching grants. In June 2017, $33M was awarded to 42 development projects; Total requests equaled $75M. Jersey City was recommended for $1M for Berry Lane Acquisition.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Local government and nonprofits.

Eligible activities include: Funding assistance for park development projects that result in increased public use and enjoyment of outdoor recreation areas. Recreational facilities that may be funded include, but are not limited to, facilities that provide boating, fishing, swimming, outdoor games and sports, biking, picnicking, camping, or nature interpretation.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Latest round of applications was posted in January 2017 with February 2017 deadline.

Website:
http://www.nj.gov/dep/greenacres/local.html

Contact: Cathy Elliott-Shaw

Email: Cathy.Elliott-Shaw@dep.nj.gov

Phone: (609) 984-0500

Address: Green Acres Program

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Green Acres Program Local Government and Nonprofit Assistance -Stewardship

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: State

Funding Amount: Stewardship awards will be in the form of a 50% matching grant or, for projects in Urban Aid municipalities, 75% matching grants. Matching funds cannot be from other Green Acres funds or donated goods and services (in-kind). Assistance to nonprofits available as 50% matching grants In June 2017, $1.3M to 13 stewardship projects. Jersey City was recommended for $82,672 for parks stewardship.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Local government and nonprofits.

Eligible activities include: Stewardship is defined as an activity, which is beyond routine operations and maintenance, undertaken to repair or restore lands acquired for recreation and conservation purposes for the purpose of enhancing or protecting those lands for recreation and conservation purposes: • Landscape restoration, including historic landscapes
• Invasive species removal/control
• Wildlife habitat restoration/enhancement
• Freshwater/tidal wetlands restoration/enhancement
• Dam removal as an element of a river/waterway restoration project
• Forest/woodland restoration/enhancement
• Stream corridor restoration/enhancement
• Rain garden;
• Shoreline restoration/enhancement
• Trails, boardwalks, bird blinds, lighting, and interpretive signage
• Facilities that provide or enhance public environmental education.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Latest round of applications was posted in January 2017 with February 2017 deadline.

Website:
http://www.nj.gov/dep/greenacres/local.html

Contact: Cathy Elliott-Shaw

Email: Cathy.Elliott-Shaw@dep.nj.gov

Phone: (609) 984-0500

Address: Green Acres Program

Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Water Resources Program

Raritan River Rain Barrel Rebate Program

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: State

Funding Amount: $200 rebate

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Residents of Somerville, Bridgewater, Hillsboro, and Raritan Borough.

Eligible activities include: Installation of rain barrels.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Rebate application form.

Website:
https://www.raritanbasin.org/rain-barrel-rebate/

Email: watershed@raritanbasin.org

Phone: 908-730-0270

Address: 1851 State Highway 31
P.O. Box 5196
Clinton, NJ 08809

Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Water Resources Program

Raritan River Rain Garden Rebate Program

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: State Incentive

Funding Amount: Rebates will be provided to homeowners to offset the cost to install a rain garden on their property. Rebates will be in the amount of $3 per square foot of garden up to $450 per lot.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Residents of Somerville, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, and Raritan Borough.

Eligible activities include: Implementation of community rain gardens.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
To qualify for a rebate, you must: attend one community workshop; attend a technical workshop where you can meet with a Rutgers design professional to plan and lay out your garden or design a rain garden on your own and have it approved by the RCE Water Resources Program; and then install your rain garden.

Website:
https://www.raritanbasin.org/rain-garden-rebate

Email: watershed@raritanbasin.org

Phone: 908-730-0270

Address: 1851 State Highway 31
P.O. Box 5196
Clinton, NJ 08809

USDOT

INFRA

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: Federal

Funding Amount: Small Projects - the grant must be at least $5M. $150M out of $1.5B is designated for small projects

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: All levels of government may apply.

Eligible activities include: INFRA grants may be used to fund a variety of components of an infrastructure project, however, the Department is specifically focused on projects in which the local sponsor is significantly invested and is positioned to proceed rapidly to construction. Eligible INFRA project costs may include: reconstruction, rehabilitation, acquisition of property (including land related to the project and improvements to the land), environmental mitigation, construction contingencies, equipment acquisition, and operational improvements directly related to system performance. Projects must align with national and regional economic vitality goals and to leverage additional non-federal funding

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Application was las available June 29, 2017. Deadline was Nov 2, 2017.

Website:
https://www.transportation.gov/buildamerica/infragrants/

Contact: Robert Mariner Deputy Director, Office of Infrastructure Finance and Innovation

Phone: 202-366-8914

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Environment

Project Type: Design
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: Grants to statewide organizations range from $60,000-350,000. Grants to community organizations range from $10,000 to 80,000

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Nonprofit organizations in acting in cooperation with a local government.

Eligible activities include: Funding to increase the quality, function and public accessibility of watersheds through land preservation, resource management, and stewardship; focus on urban greening, particularly through community-led design and decision making; and help develop regional food systems, including rural-to-urban farming connections and urban food market development. Focus of interest is 1) public accessibility to watersheds, 2) urban greening and 3) regional food systems Does not fund construction or equipment.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Not accepting applications from new applicants at this time.

Website:
http://www.grdodge.org/what-we-fund/environment/

Contact: Margaret Waldock, Program Director, Environment

Email: mwaldock@grdodge.org

Phone: 973-695-1188

Address: 14 Maple Avenue, Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program

Project Type: Design and/or Construction
Funding Type: Federal

Funding Amount: Up to $30,000, depending on the availability of funds in a given year.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Nonprofit organizations including, but not limited to, environmental justice networks, faith based organizations and those affiliated with religious institutions; federally recognized tribal governments; or tribal organizations or acting in cooperation with a local government.

Eligible activities include: Grants to strengthen community-based programs that engage overburdened communities and build partnerships to promote environmental wellbeing and improve public health. Can include variety of community projects, such as: Water System installations, Rainwater Harvesting, Stormwater Pollution reduction, education, water monitoring, etc.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Past RFP was in FY17 and was announced on January 30, 2017 with a closing date of February 10, 2017.

Website:
https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/environmental-justice-small-grants-program

Contact: Christine Anne Ash

Email: ash.christine@epa.gov

Phone: 212-637-4006

Address: 290 Broadway, Room (21ST FL)
New York, NY 10007

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program

Project Type: Design or Construction
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: $20,000 to $50,000 grants with an average award size of $30,000

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Any non-federal or state 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.

Eligible activities include: On-the-ground wetland, riparian, in-stream and/or coastal habitat restoration; Meaningful education and training activities, either through community outreach, participation and/or integration with K-12 environmental curriculum; Measurable ecological, educational and community benefits; and Partnerships: Five Star projects should engage a diverse group of community partners to achieve ecological and educational outcomes.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Last application deadline was January 31, 2018.

Website:
http://www.nfwf.org/fivestar/Pages/home.aspx

Contact: Carrie Clingan, Program Director, Community Stewardship and Youth

Email: carrie.clingan@nfwf.org

Phone: 202-857-0166

Address: 1133 Fifteenth St., N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005

National Rural Water Loan Fund

Rural Water Loan Fund

Project Type: Planning
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: Loan amounts may not exceed $100,000 or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less. Reasonable, below market interest rate (currently 3%) and a maximum repayment period of 10 years

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Small water and wastewater utilities. Systems must be public entities (municipalities, counties, special purpose districts, Native American Tribes, nonprofit corporations and cooperatives) serving up to 10,000 persons, or in rural areas with no population limits.

Eligible activities include: Pre-development (planning) costs for infrastructure projects; replacement equipment, system upgrades, maintenance and small capital projects; energy efficiency projects to lower costs and improve system sustainability; and disaster recovery or other emergency loans are available.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Ongoing.

Website:
https://nrwa.org/initiatives/revolving-loan-fund/

Email: nrwarwlf@nrwa.org

Address: 2915 S. 13th Street
Duncan, OK 73533

William Penn Foundation

Watershed Protection Grant

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: Varies based on scope, large grants up to $1,000,000

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Nonprofit organizations. Most of the grants are to large theme related organizations.

Eligible activities include: Projects that protect and restore the Delaware River watershed's natural environment to ensure there is an adequate supply of clean water for generations to come.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Foundation has a two-stage online application process which includes an initial inquiry and an invited full proposal. Three funding cycles a year, 2018 is as follows: inquiries due June 22, 2018, proposals due August 3, 2018, and scheduled board review November 2, 2018.

Website:
http://www.williampennfoundation.org/what-we-fund-watershed-protection

Contact: Andrew Johnson, Program Director

Email: ajohnson@williampennfoundation.org

Phone: 215-988-1830

Address: Two Logan Square
11th Floor, 100 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2757

New Jersey Tree Foundation

Urban Airshed Reforestation Program

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: Technical Assistance

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Camden and surrounding South Jersey cities.

Eligible activities include: Tree planting.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Online application form.

Website:
http://njtrees.org/about/camdens-urban-airshed-reforestation-program/

Contact: Meredith Brown, Program Coordinator

Email: mbrown@njtreefoundation.org

Phone: 856-287-4488

Address: P.O. Box 1221
Camden, NJ 08105

New Jersey Tree Foundation

Renaissance Trees Program

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: Technical Assistance

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: City of Newark and surrounding North Jersey cities.

Eligible activities include: Tree planting.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Online application form.

Website:
http://njtrees.org/about/newark-renaissance-trees-program/

Contact: Elena López, Program Director

Email: elopez@njtreefoundation.org

Phone: 609-439-1755

Address: P.O. Box 172
Newark, NJ 07101

Prudential Foundation

Project Type: Planning
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: Grants up to $1M

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Nonprofit organizations. Focus on Newark and nearby urban centers.

Eligible activities include: Funding for meeting basic needs, connecting people to jobs, building assets, and transforming communities. Prudential works to transform cities and revitalize communities by investing in systems and solutions that address challenges such as poor education outcomes, high crime and disinvestment.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Not accepting unsolicited proposals. Applicant should make initial contact with a brief letter to determine whether a more detailed proposal would be acceptable.

Website:
https://www.prudential.com/links/about/corporate-social-responsibility

Phone: 973-802-4791

Address: 751 Broad St
Newark, NJ 07102

Water Environment and Reuse Foundation

Project Type: Maintenance
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: $25,000 - $200,000

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include:

Eligible activities include: Projects that contribute and develop water related research.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Pre-proposals request in the spring and full proposals due in the fall.

Website:
http://www.werf.org

Contact: Lola Olabode, Program Director

Email: lolabode@werf.org

Department of Homeland Security - FEMA

Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program

Project Type: Planning
Funding Type: Federal

Funding Amount: The maximum federal share for FMA planning sub-applications is as follows:
• $100,000 for community flood mitigation advance assistance
• $10,000,000 for community flood mitigation projects
• $50,000 for Technical Assistance for states/territories who were awarded FMA Grant Program funds totaling at least $1,000,000 in FY16.
• $100,000 per Applicant for mitigation planning with a maximum of $50,000 for state plans and $25,000 for local plans.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: States, Territories, Federally-recognized tribes, and Local governments.

Eligible activities include: Activities that reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages including the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). Provides federal aid to states during the disaster reconstruction process to fund critical projects to mitigate the risks of future disasters and can be used to fund green infrastructure projects.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
FEMA announced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 application cycle on July 11, 2017. The application period is August 14 through November 14, 2017. The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is posted on www.Grants.gov.

Department of Homeland Security - FEMA

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program

Project Type: Planning, Design
Funding Type: Federal

Funding Amount: N/A

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: States, U.S. Territories, Federally-recognized tribes, and Local governments.

Eligible activities include: Planning and project grants and provides opportunities for raising public awareness about reducing future losses before disaster strikes.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
EMA announced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 application cycle on July 11, 2017. The application period is August 14 through November 14, 2017. The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is posted on www.Grants.gov.

National Park Service

Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program

Project Type: Planning, Design
Funding Type: Federal

Funding Amount: Technical assistance to help implement a project.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Community groups, nonprofits, tribes, and state and local governments.

Eligible activities include: Community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Applications are due on June 30. Applicants are encouraged to consult with National Park Service staff about their proposal at least 30 days prior to the application deadline to ensure that the assistance is appropriate for your proposal and that your application is the best that it can be.

Website:
https://www.nps.gov/orgs/rtca/index.htm

Contact: Helen Mahan, Program Manager

Email: ner_rtca@nps.gov

United States Department of Agriculture

Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program

Project Type: Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance
Funding Type: Federal

Funding Amount: Long-term, low-interest loans. If funds are available, a grant may be combined with a loan if necessary to keep user costs reasonable.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: State and local governmental entities, nonprofits, and Federally-recognized tribes. Areas that may be served include: Rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less -- check eligible addresses.

Eligible activities include: Acquisition financing or construction or improvement of Drinking water sourcing, treatment, storage and distribution; Sewer collection, transmission, treatment and disposal; Solid waste collection, disposal and closure; and Storm water collection, transmission and disposal. In some cases, funding may also be available for related activities such as Legal and engineering fees; Land acquisition, water and land rights, permits and equipment; Start-up operations and maintenance; Interest incurred during construction; Purchase of facilities to improve service or prevent loss of service; and Other costs determined to be necessary for completion of the project.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Applications are accepted year round and may be filed electronically using RD Apply.

Website:
https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/water-waste-disposal-loan-grant-program/nj

Contact: Kenneth C. Drewes, Community Programs Director

Email: kenneth.drewes@nj.usda.gov

Phone: 856-787-7753

Address: 8000 Midlantic Dr., Suite 50S
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Greening America's Communities

Project Type: Planning, Design
Funding Type: Federal

Funding Amount: Technical Assistance from EPA

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Eligible applicants include: N/A

Eligible activities include: Design assistance to help support sustainable communities that protect the environment, economy, and public health and to inspire local and state leaders to expand this work elsewhere.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
N/A

Website:
https://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/greening-americas-communities

Contact: Clark Wilson

Email: wilson.clark@epa.gov

Phone: 202-566-2880

Address: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20460

F. M. Kirby Foundation

General

Project Type: Planning, Design, Construction
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: Environment and animal grants made in 2017 ranged from $10,000 to $115,00

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Nonprofit organizations.

Eligible activities include: Provide broad funding for organizations in NJ in areas of "Environment". Past grants have been for community greening projects, water quality, forestry, watersheds and specific environmental cleanup projects.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Unsolicited requests should be in the form of a letter of inquiry. Solicitations will be accepted throughout the year and grants issued at convenient intervals thereafter. Solicitations received after October 31st will be held for consideration the following year.

Website:
http://fmkirbyfoundation.org

Contact: William H. Byrnes, Vice President - Grants

Phone: 973-538-4800

Address: 17 DeHart Street
PO Box 151
Morristown, NJ 07963-0151

Surdna Foundation

General

Project Type: Planning
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: Made 150 grants in 2017 - ranging from $10,000 to $1.5M. 3 grants given in NJ including $280,000 to Sustainable Jersey.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Nonprofit organizations.

Eligible activities include: Makes grants in the priority areas of Sustainable Environments, Strong Local Economies, and Thriving Cultures. Environmental focus areas include Sustainable Transportation Networks Equitable Development Patterns and Urban Water Management (stormwater/green spaces). Strongly interested in proposals that cross over to connect all three priority areas.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
LOIs accepted on a rolling basis. Staff invites full proposals that are reviewed 3 times per year by the Board.

Website:
http://www.surdna.org/what-we-fund/sustainable-environments/urban-water-management.html

Contact: Helen V. Chin, Program Director, Sustainable Environments

Phone: 212-557-0010

Address: 200 Madison Avenue, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10016

The Scherman Foundation

Core Fund - Environment

Project Type: Planning, Design, Construction
Funding Type: Private Grant

Funding Amount: Grants average $35,000 over two-years.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Nonprofit organizations.

Eligible activities include: Energy and climate, marine preservation, clean drinking water, and urban sustainability (targeted primarily in the New York City region). General operating and project grants considered.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
The Foundation will accept new LOIs on a rolling basis throughout the year via the online application system. Select applicants will then be invited to submit a full proposal online (see below for proposal description) to be considered at one of the Foundation's quarterly (March, June, September, and November) Board of Directors meetings.

Website:
http://scherman.org/programs/environment/core-fund/

Contact: Mike Pratt

Email: mpratt@scherman.org

Phone: 212-832-3086

Address: 16 East 52nd Street, Suite 601
New York, NY 10022

Libra Foundation

Environmental Justice

Project Type: Planning, Design
Funding Type: Private Grant

Funding Amount: Ranging from $30,000 to $300,000, with new grantees falling in the lower range.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Nonprofit organizations.

Eligible activities include: General operating, project or program, capacity building and technical assistance for environmental justice goals.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
The Libra Foundation is not currently accepting unsolicited proposals.

Website:
https://www.thelibrafoundation.org

Contact: Crystal Hayling, Executive Director

Email: info@thelibrafoundation.org

Phone: 773-325-1235

Address: 1700 W Irving Park Rd # 203
Chicago, IL 60613

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Water Quality Restoration Grants

Project Type: Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance
Funding Type: State

Funding Amount: 2017 grant cycle awarded 13 grants ranging from $125,000 to $4,600,000.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Eligible activities include: Funding for projects that can address water quality impairment in priority regions of the State through a rotating basin approach to comprehensive regional assessment of water quality.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
In FY2017 the application deadline was May 4, 2017.

Website:
http://www.nj.gov/dep/grantandloanprograms/eps_nspc.htm

Contact: Jay Springer

Email: jay.springer@dep.state.nj.us

Phone: 609-633-1441

Address: Mail Code: 401-02A
PO Box 420
401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Water Quality Management Planning Pass-Through Grant (604b Grants)

Project Type: Planning
Funding Type: State

Funding Amount: N/A

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Designated water quality management planning agencies, counties, municipalities, and other regional or interstate water quality planning agencies.

Eligible activities include: Funding to support projects that continue the development of wastewater management plans pursuant to the Water Quality Management Planning rules. As part of wastewater management plan development these rules require environmental assessment of proposed wastewater treatment, water supply and land use scenarios, as key methods to protect water resources. This is accomplished by examining alternative land use development patterns and treatment technologies to minimize adverse environmental impacts associated with development.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
In FY2014 the application deadline was February 21, 2014 with a total of $220,400 to be distributed.

Website:
http://www.nj.gov/dep/grantandloanprograms/nhr_wqmp.htm

Contact: Deborah Bechtel

Email: Deborah.Bechtel@dep.nj.gov

Phone: 609-777-4349

Address: Mail Code: 401-02A
PO Box 420
401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0421

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

New Jersey Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program

Project Type: Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance
Funding Type: State

Funding Amount: Up to $10,000 for Resiliency Planning, Up to $30,000 for Reforestation and Tree Planting

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Municipal and county governments and their shade tree commissions, tree committees, tree boards, or tree councils.

Eligible activities include: Resiliency planning, reforestation and tree planting. Projects carried out on public property owned or maintained by a municipal or county government.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Website:
http://www.nj.gov/dep/grantandloanprograms/nhr_gccg.htm

Contact: Carrie Sargeant, NJ Forest Service, Urban & Community Forestry Coordinator

Email: carrie.sargeant@dep.nj.gov

Phone: 609.633.2320

Address: Mail Code 501-03A
PO Box 420
501 East State Street 3rd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program

Project Type: Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance, Other
Funding Type: State

Funding Amount: N/A

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Publicly or privately owned community water systems and nonprofit non-community water systems.

Eligible activities include: Eligible activities include: construction projects, including water treatment facilities, to address the correction of a system's non-compliance with Surface Water Treatment requirements; to address acute violations, maximum contaminant levels, lead and copper rule exceedances or secondary drinking water regulation exceedances; for consolidation of water systems to comply with the SDWA; for rehabilitation of existing water treatment facilities, water mains, pump stations or water storage facilities, or for new water storage facilities to maintain compliance with the SDWA and wells. Allowances for planning and design are also available.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Applications are due on or about March 1st annually.

Website:
http://www.nj.gov/dep/grantandloanprograms/lu_dwsrf.htm

Contact: Todd Taylor

Email: todd.taylor@dep.nj.gov

Phone: 609-292-4739

Address: PO Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420

Citi Foundation

Project Type: Planning, Design
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: Gave 68 grants in this category in USA in 2016. Grants ranged from $20,000 to $1M. Most were $250,000.Recent grantees include: Community Loan Fund of New Jersey ReSeed Newark: Seymour Model Block Initiative $35,000 and New Jersey Community Development Corporation $20,000.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Collaborations between local governments, community-based organizations, the private sector, and research institutions.

Eligible activities include: Supports urban transformation initiatives that tackle the challenges faced by cities to improve municipal effectiveness and infrastructure, create affordable housing, promote environmental sustainability, and offer more economic opportunities and better services to its low-income residents. Encourages the use of data and technology to understand challenges and gaps, identify opportunities for improvements in cities, and direct the use of limited resources to maximize impact.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
By invitation only, Need to make personal contact.

Website:
https://www.citigroup.com/citi/foundation/about/grant-guidelines.htm

Contact: Janet Nabila Grants Associate

Email: Janet.nabila@citi.com

Phone: 212-793-3141

Address: CITI FOUNDATION (formerly Citigroup Foundation)
1 Court Sq., Fl. 43
Long Island City, NY United States 11120

George and Miriam Martin Foundation

General

Project Type: Planning, Design
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: Ranging from $1,000 to $200,000

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include:

Eligible activities include: Projects that promote preservation on streams and wetlands.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Letter of interest as first step.

Website:
http://www.themartinfoundation.org/

Phone: (215) 587-8400

Address: 1818 Market Street, 35th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Sustainable Jersey

Sustainable Jersey Grants Program

Project Type: Planning, Design, Construction
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: Grants range from $10,000 to $30,000.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: New Jersey municipalities participating in the Sustainable Jersey program.

Eligible activities include: Eligible activities include: projects addressing issues from renewable energy and green building design, waste reduction, a sustainable master plan, water conservation, natural resources management, energy management, and transportation issues.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
January 23, 2018, $150,000 was awarded to targeted municipalities.

Website:
http://www.sustainablejersey.com/grants-resources/sustainable-jersey-grants-program/

Contact: Kaitlyn Vollmer, Small Grants Coordinator

Email: vollmerk@tcnj.edu

Phone: 609-771-3189

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

United States Forest Service

National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program

Project Type: Planning or Design
Funding Type: Federal

Funding Amount: Up to $200,000

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Any U.S. non-Federal organization and Tribal agencies.

Eligible activities include:

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Most recent deadline for submission was Current deadline to submit is April 30, 2018.

Website:
https://www.fs.fed.us/managing-land/urban-forests/ucf/nucfac

Contact: Nancy Stremple, Executive

Phone: 202-309-9873

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Environment Program

Project Type: Design, Construction, Planning
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: The foundation generally awards multi-year grants that range from $100,000 to $1 million.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Nonprofit organizations.

Eligible activities include: The mission of the Environment Program is to enable communities to protect and manage wildlife habitat and create efficient built environments. Goals and Strategies include: Land Conservation, Wildlife & Energy Development, Strengthening the Conservation Field, and Environmental Stewardship in the Tri-State Area.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time

Website:
http://www.ddcf.org/what-we-fund/environment/

Contact: Rachel Goldstein Program Assistant for the Environment

Email: env@ddcf.org

Phone: (212) 974-7000

Address: DDCF 650 Fifth Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Open Space Institute

Delaware River Watershed Protection Fund

Project Type: Planning, Design
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: Grants ranging from $10,000 to $35,000 Three types of grants: -Capital Grants for the purchase of land and easements to permanently protect important watershed lands; - Transaction Grants to jumpstart land conservation efforts; and, -Catalyst Grants to integrate water quality science into open space and other regional plans to accelerate watershed protection by state, county and municipal governments

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Not-for-profit conservation, land planning or educational organizations with a demonstrated track record of completing planning, applied research and/or outreach projects are eligible to apply. While public agencies are not eligible to apply for funding, OSI welcomes proposals that include partnerships with public sector entities.

Eligible activities include: All projects must:
• Be aimed at advancing permanent land protection for water resources,
• Demonstrate breadth either through geographic extent or because the project could serve as a model for work elsewhere, and,
• Complete the deliverables (report, analysis, etc.) within a year. The project should be designed so project impacts can be measured within three years

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Requests for Proposals for Capital grants twice annually. This round is due by May 31st Proposals for Transaction and Catalyst Grants will be considered on a rolling basis.

Website:
https://www.openspaceinstitute.org/funds/delaware-river-watershed-fund

Contact: Abigail Weinberg

Email: aweinberg@osiny.org

Phone: 212-290-8200

Address: Open Space Institute
1350 Broadway, Suite 201
New York New York 10018

New Jersey American Water

Environmental Grant Program

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: Grants up to $10,000

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: New Jersey American Water's service area

Eligible activities include: To support diverse types of environmental sustainability activities such as watershed cleanups, reforestation efforts, rain garden projects, streamside buffer restoration projects and hazardous waste collection efforts.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Last application deadline was March 26, 2018.

Website:
https://amwater.com/njaw/news-community/environmental-grant-program

Address: New Jersey American Water
P.O. Box 102
Bound Brook, NJ 08805

US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Conservation Innovation Grants

Project Type: Design
Funding Type: Federal

Funding Amount: Up to $2,000,000

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: State or local governments, federally-recognized American Indian tribes, non-governmental organizations and individuals.

Eligible activities include: Grants to develop the tools, technologies, and strategies to support next-generation conservation efforts on working lands and develop market-based solutions to resource challenges. Grantees leverage the federal investment by at least matching it.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
The last deadline for applications was Feb. 26, 2018

Website:
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/cig/

Email: nrcscig@wdc.usda.gov

Phone: (202) 720-1895

Address: USDA-NRCS
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 6143-S
Washington, D.C. 20250

Watershed Institute

Project Type: Planning or Implementation
Funding Type: Private

Funding Amount: $1,000 to $10,000

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Nonprofit environmental groups that have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and conduct work in New Jersey are eligible to apply for funds.

Eligible activities include: Eligible projects will align closely with one or more of the following Targeted Actions: Water Quality Science and Education; Stormwater Policy; Green Infrastructure; Climate Change Resiliency

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Letters of Inquiry due Aug. 3, 2018

Website:
https://thewatershed.org/current-institute-grant-cycle/

Contact: Kimber Ray Watershed Institute Coordinator

Email: kray@thewatershed.org

Phone: 609-737-3735 x27

Address: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, New Jersey 08534

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: State

Funding Amount: Grants and Technical Assistance

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Low-income occupants; community-based agencies assisting low-income occupied dwelling units.

Eligible activities include: Provides grants, technical assistance, and information tools to states, local governments, community action agencies, utilities, Indian tribes, and U.S. territories for their energy programs. The funding can be used to encourage installation of green infrastructure - such as green roofs - as part of the weatherization process.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Award Period:October 1 to September 30; July 1 to June 30.

Website:
http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/wap.html

Contact: Angie Armand

Email: Angie.Armand@dca.nj.gov

Phone: (609) 984-1947

Address: New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
101 South Broad Street
PO Box 800
Trenton, NJ 08625-0800

Department of the Interior

Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program

Project Type: Design
Funding Type: Federal

Funding Amount: Technical Assistance

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: State and local agencies, tribes, nonprofit organizations, or citizen groups

Eligible activities include: Under the National Park Service, the RTCA program assists community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation initiatives. RTCA staff provide guidance to communities on: conserving waterways, preserving open space, and developing trails and greenways.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Application deadline is June 30, 2018.

Website:
https://www.nps.gov/orgs/rtca/apply.htm

Contact: Helen Mahan, Program Manager

Email: ner_rtca@nps.gov

Phone: Julie Bell, 215.597.6473

Address: U.S. Custom House
200 Chestnut Street, Fifth Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

NOAA

Coastal Resiliency Grants

Project Type: Planning, Design, Construction
Funding Type: Federal

Funding Amount: Past projects funded ranged from $200,000 to $1,500,00.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Institutions of higher education, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, U.S. territories and states, Native American tribes, and local governments including counties, municipalities, and cities.

Eligible activities include: Build resilience through projects that conserve and restore sustainable ecosystem processes and functions and reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities and infrastructure from the impacts of extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Latest round closed March 7, 2018. However, the competition was canceled; notice of cancellation sent to applicants who submitted pre-proposals. Submit a pre-proposal by email to resilience.grants@noaa.gov. Full proposals will only be accepted from eligible applicants that received an invitation to submit a full proposal based on the strength of their pre-proposal.

Website:
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/grant/noaa-coastal-resilience-grants

Contact: Melanie Gange, Restoration Specialist

Email: melanie.gange@noaa.gov

Phone: 301-427-8664

Address: Office of Habitat Conservation
1315 East-West Highway
14th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910

NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)

New jersey Water Bank (formerly New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program - NJEIFP)

Project Type: Construction
Funding Type: State

Funding Amount: Varies based on project and terms. Interest free loans with partial principal forgiveness. Up to $5,000,000.

Eligible Applicant and Activities
Eligible applicants include: Municipalities or municipal utility authorities, counties or county utility authorities, regional water authorities or joint partnerships, qualifying local government units, private entities through public conduits.

Eligible activities include: Municipalities and local government units can save money for a wide variety of water and environmental infrastructure projects by applying for low cost financing through the NJWB.

Funding Cycle and Application Deadlines
Rolling application process, applications can be submitted year-round via the H20 loans portal.

Website:
http://www.nj.gov/dep/dwq/mface_njeifp.htm

Contact: Eugene Chebra, Assist. Director, Municipal Finance and Construction

Email: Eugene.Chebra@dep.nj.gov

Phone: (609) 292-8961

Address: NJDEP
Mail Code 401-03D
PO Box 420
401 East State Street
3rd floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420

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