Grants and Resources

We identify resources to help schools develop a comprehensive sustainability program.This includes financial resources in the form of grants and incentives, and technical support in the form of trainings, access to support organizations and guidance material.

Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grants Program

PSEG Grant Cycle

PSEG Foundation is contributing $100,000 to support another cycle of the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grants Program. 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.  For more information regarding the current opportunity, click HERE.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2020


Current Resource Opportunity

2020 Roots for Rivers Reforestation Grant Technical Assistance Program

We are pleased to announce that The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is partnering with Sustainable Jersey and The Watershed Institute to offer another round of the Roots for Rivers Reforestation Grant and Technical Assistance Program. The program will support municipal, school district, and local non-profit and conservation organization efforts to undertake their own floodplain reforestation initiatives. Program participants will receive technical assistance to design restoration projects and funding to cover the material costs of tree/shrubs, tree protection tubes, and stakes. Projects costing between $1,000 and $20,000 are eligible. For more information, click HERE.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 13, 2019 at 11:59pm

New! PowerSave Schools (SJG)

Sustainable Jersey is partnering with South Jersey Gas (SJG) and The Alliance to Save Energy (The Alliance) to bring the PowerSave Schools program to schools within SJG's service territory. SJG will fund all direct program costs for 40 schools, while the The Alliance will lead implementation of the PowerSave program, providing the tools and resources to ensure a successful program outcome.  For more information click HERE.

Program starts in early October, 2019.  Applications accepted until all positions filled.


Sustainable Jersey for School Grants Portal

The Sustainable Jersey Grants Portal is a comprehensive listing of resources that can be easily searched and customized to your interests. Search for Grants


Access Training, Tools and Guidance

Sustainable Jersey for Schools provides clear “how to” guidance and New Jersey specific tools and resources for developing a comprehensive sustainable school program.

Trainings and Workshop: Regular training workshops, webinars and leadership meetings provide you with connections to the leading experts in important school sustainability issues. Request training on a specific topic by email at

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Certification Actions: Each Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification action has a tool kit that provides information about who should be involved, project costs and resource needs, why it is important and what to do to get the action done.

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Technical Guidance: Do you have a question or need to find information? Send us an email.

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