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Congratulations to all the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grant Recipients!

Since 2015, the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grants Program has distributed nearly $1,050,000 to New Jersey districts and schools to make progress toward a sustainable future.  Navigate to the grant amount categories and see the list of project for Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grant Recipients using the links below:

Grant recipients are listed alphabetically by county.

$30,000 Small Grant Recipients

  • 2015 Wayne Township Public Schools, Passaic County, HVAC Replacement at Pine Lakes Elementary School

$15,000 Small Grant Recipients

  • 2016 North Plainfield School District, Somerset County, Existing Building Commissioning Study

$10,000 Small Grant Recipients

Year Recipient County Project
2015 Atlantic City Public Schools Atlantic Atlantic City Public School Energy Teams
2015 Egg Harbor Township School District Atlantic No-Foam Cafeteria Zone
2015 Weymouth Township School District Atlantic An Outdoor Classroom to Inspire
2016 Cedar Creek High School Atlantic  Mobile STEM Trailer
2016 Estell Manor City School District Atlantic  Let's Get Greener
2016 Bergenfield High School  Bergen Waste NOT!
2015 Rutherford High School Bergen Growing up Green
2016 Chairville School  Burlington Outdoor Classroom
2015 Millbridge Elementary School  Burlington Rain Gardens for Recess Too:  A Green Infrastructure Installation and Program to Promote Physical Activity
2016 Tabernacle Elementary School Burlington  Water Bottle Refilling Stations: Healthy for Our World and Our Bodies
2015 Carusi Middle School Camden Homegrown - The Carusi Community Garden Project
2016 Zane North Elementary School  Camden Living Learning Landscape
2016 Black Horse Pike Regional School District Camden  Promote Physical Activity
2015 Middle Township Public School District Cape May Sustainabilty Showcase Project
2015 West Cape May Elementary School Cape May Winter Garden Project
2015 Caldwell - West Caldwell Public  Schools Essex Caldwell Sustainability Learning Center
2015 Seth Boyden Elementary School Essex Develop “Nature Story Trails” as a discovery and learning experience
2016 South-Orange Maplewood School District Essex School Buildings Heat Mapping Survey
2015 South-Orange Maplewood School District Essex Green Cleaning and Sustainability Program Launch
2016 Essex County - West Caldwell Technical School Essex  Clean Water for All
2016 Bayonne High School Hudson  Encouraging Healthy Water-Drinking Habits and Sustainable Waste Reduction 
2016 High Bridge Borough School District Hunterdon School Buildings Carbon Footprint & Load Reduction
2015 Holland Township Elementary School Hunterdon GREAT Growing Responsible Engineers Affecting Tomrrow
2015 Readington Township Public School District Hunterdon Mobile Energy Lab
2016 Holland Township School District Hunterdon  Positive Peaceful Planters 
2015 Princeton Public Schools Mercer Princeton Energy Avengers for Grades K-12
2015 Middlesex County Vocational and Techncial Schools in Perth Amboy Middlesex School Garden Projects
2016 Middlesex Vocational and Technical Schools Piscataway  Middlesex Farmstand Project
2015 Monroe Township School District Middlesex Energizing our Future
2015 Manasquan Public School District Monmouth Wattage Saving Warriors
2016 Joseph M. Ferraina Childhood Learning Center Monmouth  Aeroponic Greenhouse Initiative
2015 Unity Charter School  Morris CommUnity Garden
2016 Mount Arlington Public Elementary School Morris  M^3 (Math Models Matter): Simulations for a Sustainable Future
2016 Lakewood Middle School Ocean  Healthy Choices Make a Healthy Future
2015 Schuyler-Colfax Middle School Passaic  SCMS: Digging in the Dirt
2015 Barack Obama Green Charter High School Union Sustainable Plainfield Imagine I and II Project
2015 Berkeley Heights School District Union Gymnasium LED Upgrade

$4,000 Small Grant Recipients

Year Recipient County Project
2016 Anthony Rossi Intermediate School Cumberland  Rossi School Climate Transformation Project
2016 Anthony Wayne Middle School Passaic Clean Water Initiative
2016 Arthur P. Schalick High School Salem  Lifetime Fitness
2016 Bayonne High School Hudson  Heathy Water Less Waste
2016 Brick Township Memorial High School Ocean  BE FIT!
2016 Brimm Medical Arts High School Camden COPE TEEN - Enhancing Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors in Brimm Students
2016 Bunker Hill Middle School Gloucester  Best 'Buds' Friendship Garden
2015 Carteret High School Middlesex Pathways to Health
2016 Carteret High School Middlesex  Pathways Promotes Healthy Habits
2015 Cherry Hill High-West High School Camden Fresh Food: A Garden with Rainwater Harvesting System
2016 Colonia High School  Middlesex  Growing Our Community: Inside and Out
2015 Delran Township School District Burlington Bear Wellness Counts!: A School Wellness Council Creation
2016 Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter District Hudson  Octavia's Garden & Green House at Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School
2016 Dr. Michael Conti No. 5 Elementary School Hudson  Aquaponic and Hydroponic School Gardening for Nutrition and Environmental Science
2015 East Brunswick Vocational School Middlesex Make the Right Choice!
2016 Edgar Middle School  Middlesex  Walk and Bike to School
2015 Egg Harbor City Community School Atlantic EHC Community School Greenhouse
2016 Egg Harbor Township High School Atlantic  Hydrating Responsibly
2015 F.W. Holbein Middle School Burlington Fitness and Wellness Club at the F.W. Holbein Middle School
2016 F.W. Holbein Middle School Burlington  Healthy Gardening
2016 Fernwood Middle School Atlantic Healthy Lifestyles
2015 Galloway Township Middle School Atlantic Grizzly Garden at GTMS Improvements
2015 Glen Rock Public School District Bergen Promoting Healthy Eating at the Glen Rock Schools
2015 Grover Cleveland Middle School Essex Healthy Us - Healthy You
2016 Grover Cleveland Middle School Essex  Cycle to Fitness
2015 Hampton Public School Hunterdon Wake-Up Walking Club
2016 Hazlet Middle School  Monmouth  Mindfulness Garden at Hazlet Middle School
2015 High Bridge Borough School District Hunterdon Expansion of Our School Garden
2015 Highland Park High School Middlesex HPHS's Take Back the Tap Initiative
2015 Highland Park Middle School Middlesex Highland Park Water and Wellness
2016 Highland Park Middle School  Middlesex  Downward Dog, Healthy Water, and Juggling Life
2016 Joyce Kilmer Middle School  Mercer  Campaign Connect Program
2015 Kenneth R. Olson Middle School Burlington Morning Jump Start! 
2015 Long Branch Middle School Monmouth "Fitness Fever, Catch It"
2015 Louise A. Spencer Elementary School Essex School Garden at Louise A. Spencer School
2016 Louise A. Spencer School  Essex  Rain water collection for vegetables and plants
2016 Luis Munoz Rivera Community School  Mercer  Action Plan for Positive School Climate & Culture
2015 Mainland Regional High School District Atlantic Fitness Concepts in Action
2015 Manasquan High School Monmouth Manasquan HS Warrior Garden
2015 Memorial High School Hudson West New York Wellness Team Reinvigoration Re-Launch
2015 Middle Township #4 Middle School Cape May Healthy Panthers Program
2016 Montague Elementary School Sussex  NetWorks
2016 Mount Arlington Public Elementary School Morris  POWER UP:  Energize for a Healthy Lifestyle
2015 Northfield Community Middle School Atlantic NCMS "Stretch for Health and Wellness"
2016 Northfield Community Middle School Atlantic  NCMS Active Learning on Idea Street
2016 Ocean City Intermediate School Cape May  Ensuring Access to Healthy Drinking Water
2015 Orange Avenue Elementary School Union After School Clubs for Middle School Students
2016 Orange Avenue Elementary School  Union  Expanding Active After-School Programs for Middle School Students
2015 Princeton Public Schools Mercer Small Steps Making a Big Difference Challenge
2016 Readington Middle School  Hunterdon  Soft workout room
2015 Renaissance at Rand Middle School Essex Renaissance Water Bottle Filling Stations
2016 Renaissance Institute Hudson  Healthy Mindfulness
2015 Rockaway Valley Elementary School Morris Social Emotional Character Development Program
2015 Rutherford High School Bergen Nature Retreat
2015 Union City High School Hudson Project Pursuit
2016 Union City High School Hudson  Project Pursuit
2016 Veterans Memorial Intermediate School Cumberland  Empowered Planting
2015 William Davies Middle School Atlantic Project:  "Get Fit" - The WDMS Gym and Gardening Initiative
2015 WNY Middle School Hudson West New York Wellness Team Re-invigoration Re-Launch

$2,000 Small Grant Recipients

Year Recipient County Project
2015 Alder Avenue Middle School Atlantic Water Warriors
2015 E.H. Slaybaugh Elementary School Atlantic Going Green with H2O Inside and Out
2015 Egg Harbor Township High School Atlantic School Garden
2015 Eugine A. The Middle School Atlantic Sustainable Dining
2016 Folsom Elementary School Atlantic Building a Sustainable Culture
2015 Galloway Township Middle School Atlantic Mr. B's Backyard Classroom
2015 H. Russell Swift Elementary School Atlantic Grow, Bloom, Learn Garden
2016 Reeds Road Elementary School Atlantic Bubba's Compost Project
2016 Weymouth Township Elementary  Atlantic Seeds to Stand
2016 Absegami High School Atlantic  Hydroponics for Healthy Kids
2015 Absegami High School Atlantic  Initial Green Team Activities
2015 Charles L. Spragg Elementary Atlantic  Education for Sustainability in the 1st Grade Classroom
2015 CJ Davenport Elementary School Complex Atlantic  Beeline to BREAKFAST
2015 Dr Joy D. Miller School Atlantic  Miller School Clean Air Awareness Program For EHT Schools
2016 Dr. Joy D. Miller Elementary School Atlantic  Water, Water, Everywhere 
2016 Eagle Academy Atlantic  Lights, Grow, Action
2015 Eagle Academy Atlantic  Ten Themes in Murals
2015 Fernwood Avenue Middle Atlantic  Green Eagles
2015 Oakcrest High School Atlantic  Oakcrest Greenhouse Initiative- Sustainable Agriculture Learning
2015 Ann Blanche Smith Elementary School Bergen School Garden
2015 Ashbrook Elementary School Bergen Sustainable Wildlife Garden
2016 Glen Rock High School  Bergen Revamping Recycling at Glen Rock High School
2015 Hawes Elementary School Bergen Hydroponic School Garden
2015 Millbridge Elementary School Bergen Rain Gardens for Recess
2015 Rutherford High School Bergen Courtyard Restoration and Learning Center
2015 Malcolm S. Mackay Elementary School Bergen  Malcolm S. Mackay's Community Garden
2015 Tenafly High School Bergen  Refilling Stations
2015 Tenafly Middle School Bergen  Water Refilling Stations
2016 John Brainerd Elementary School Burlington  WHOLE Child Program (Wellness and Health Obtained through Our Learning Environment)
2015 Barclay School Camden Cultivating Little Green Thumbs
2015 Bret Harte Elementary School Camden Innovating The Outdoor Classroom
2015 Cherry Hill High-East High School Camden Streamlining of Waste Disposal at East
2015 Clara Barton Elementary School Camden Live Green, Love Green, Go Green!
2015 Henry C. Beck Middle School Camden Working Together to Save the Planet
2015 Horace Mann Elementary School Camden  Horace Mann Teaching Farm
2015 Johnson Elementary Camden  Operation Wildflowers
2015 Joseph D. Sharp Elementary School Camden  Lunchroom Sustainability
2016 Pennsauken High School Camden  Raised Bed Greenhouses
2015 Zane North Elementary School Camden  Living Learning Landscape
2015 Cape May City Elementary School Cape May Let's Go Green
2015 Middle Township #4 Middle School Cape May Courtyard Upgrade
2015 Ocean City Intermediate School Cape May Go Green, Red Raiders
2016 West Cape May Elementary  Cape May Professional Development for Sustainability
2016 Cape May City Elementary School Cape May  Composting Makes Cents
2016 Upper Township Middle School Cape May  Water Bottle Filling Stations
2015 Fairfield Township School Cumberland Garden Education and Health/Wellness Program
2015 Myron L. Powell Cumberland Green House
2016 Charles H. Bullock Elementary School  Essex Reduced Waste Hot Lunches
2015 Grover Cleveland Middle School Essex Sustainable Energy Design Challenges
2015 James Caldwell High School Essex EPC Service Learning
2016 Jefferson Elementary Essex Once Is Not Enough -- Jefferson Elementary School's Paper Recycling Campaign
2015 Seth Boyden Elementary School Essex Strawberry Fields Teaching Garden
2016 South Mountain Elementary School Essex South Mountain Elementary School Capacity Building Grant
2015 Watchung Elementary School Essex Watchung Reduces Waste and Increases Biodiversity
2015 Edgemont Montessori Elementary School Essex  Clean Water & Air Initiative
2016 James Caldwell High School Essex  Mobile Environmental Science Carts
2015 Lincoln Elementary School Essex  Water Power!
2015 Maplewood Middle School Essex  Building Relationships Through Mentoring
2015 Mount Hebron Middle School Essex  Enrichment Program Through Partnership
2016 Seth Boyden Elementary School Essex  Student Green Team Capacity Building
2015 Tuscan Elementary Essex  Eco Lawn Rehab Demonstration Project and Garden
2015 West Essex Senior High School Essex  Garden Project
2016 Woodbury Heights Elementary School  Gloucester Recycling Club
2016 Dorothy L. Bullock School Gloucester  The Bullock Garden Sustainability Project
2016 Glassboro Intermediate Gloucester  GIS Green Project 
2016 J. Harvey Rodgers School Gloucester  Sensory Garden
2015 Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School Hudson  DLEACS' Capacity Building Green Team Project
2015 James J. Ferris High School Hudson  Making Affordable Green Energy
2015 Renaissance Institute Hudson  Sustainablility through Farm to Table
2016 Holland Brook Elementary School Hunterdon  Green Bobcat Team
2016 Three Brdiges Elementary School Hunterdon  TBS Green Gardens
2015 Three Bridges School Hunterdon  Go Green Tiger Team
2016 Whitehouse Elementary School Hunterdon  Whitehouse Green Team
2015 Whitehouse School Hunterdon  Whitehouse Water Wellness Project
2016 Community Park School  Mercer Community Park Green Team
2016 John Witherspoon Middle School  Mercer JWMS Green Team
2016 Littlebrook School Mercer LIttlebrook School Green Team
2016 Princeton High School  Mercer Princeton High School Green Team
2016 Riverside Elementary School  Mercer Riverside Green Team
2016 Eldridge Park Elementary School Mercer  Eldridge Park Pedal Power
2015 Johnson Park School Mercer  Waste Management & Recycling- Comprehensive plan
2016 William L. Antheil Elementary School Mercer  Greening Antheil's School Festivals
2015 Bartle Elementary School Middlesex Outdoor Learning Classroom
2015 Highland Park High School Middlesex Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom
2015 Highland Park Middle School Middlesex Going Green at Highland Park Middle School through Education and Action
2015 Irving Primary Middlesex Sustainable Water System/Pollinator Planting Project
2016 Oak Tree School  Middlesex Growing up Green
2015 Von E. Mauger Middle School Middlesex Courtyard Beautification
2016 East Brunswick Vocational School Middlesex  Garden Project
2015 Edgar Middle School Middlesex  Student Wellness Organization
2016 Highland Park High School Middlesex  Campaign for Clean Green Transportation to School
2016 J. F. Kennedy Memorial High School Middlesex  Mustangs Go Green with Composting 
2015 Monroe Township High School Middlesex  Farm to Fork
2015 North Brunswick High School Middlesex  Filling Station Fabulous
2016 North Brunswick Township High School Middlesex  Use it then Lose it! or Can it!
2016 Anastasia Elementary  Monmouth Teaching sustainability through a Cafe! and Garden
2016 George L Catrambone Elementary School  Monmouth Recycle and create a Greenhouse Made of Plastic Bottles!
2016 Gregory Elementary School  Monmouth Gardens to Help Feed Community through Foodbanks!
2016 Joseph M Ferraina Childhood Learning Center Monmouth Teach Sustainability and Help the Community Foodbanks!
2016 Lenna Conrow Elementary School  Monmouth Aeroponic Gardening for FoodBanks!
2016 Morris Avenue Elementary School  Monmouth Community Garden and Air Quality
2016 Atlantic Highlands Elementary School Monmouth  Water Bottle Filling Station
2016 Fairview Elementary School Monmouth  Creation Station
2016 Highlands Elementary School Monmouth  Sprinkler System for Sustainable Green Garden
2015 Manasquan Elementary School Monmouth  MINDFULNESS IS THE WARRIOR WAY
2016 Mount Arlington Public Elementary School  Morris Adopting our Watershed for a Sustainable Future
2016 Boonton High School Morris  Teacher Lounge Energy Efficiency
2016 Canfield Avenue Elementary School Morris  Rainwater Management 
2015 Mendham Township Elementary School Morris  Sustainable MTES
2016 Nixon Elementary School Morris  Rethinking Recycling
2016 Stonybrook School Morris  Outdoor Classroom with Eco-program 
2016 Cedar Creek Elementary  Ocean Rainwater Harvest
2016 Forked River School Ocean FRS Hand Dryers!
2016 Frog Pond Elementary School  Ocean Composting of Kitchen Food Waste/Education of Students
2016 Lacey Township High School  Ocean Sustainability Program at LTHS
2016 Lacey Township Middle School Ocean Local plant sustainable rain garden
2016 Lanoka Harbor School  Ocean Rain Garden
2016 Mill Pond School  Ocean Birds at the Pond
2016 Herbertsville Elementary Schools Ocean  Herbertsville Garden of Hope
2015 Lake Riviera Middle School Ocean  Greening LRMS
2015 Wayne Hills High School Passaic  Community Garden Storage Shed
2016 Quinton Township Elementary School Salem  Taking Care of the Park!
2015 Quinton Township School District Salem  In-House Recycling Center
2015 Green Hills Elementary School Sussex Green Hills Garden
2016 Frankford Township Elementary School Sussex  Green House Curator 
2016 Long Pond Middle School Sussex  Know the Flow: The Problem with Plastic
2016 Stillwater Township Elementary School Sussex  Garden Project Support
2016 Vernon Township High School Sussex  School Gardens: Pollinators and Garden to Table
2016 Governor Livingston High School  Union Environmental Science Full Year Research Project
2016 Franklin Elementary School Union  Toss in the Towel(s) 
2016 Grover Cleveland Elementary School Union  Toss in the Towel(s)
2016 Madison Elementary School Union  Toss in the Towel(s)
2016 Rahway 7th and 8th Grade Academy Union  Toss in the Towel(s)
2016 Rahway High School Union  Toss in the Towel(s)
2016 Roosevelt Elementary Union  Toss in the Towel(s)
2015 Blairstown Elementary School Warren Summer Garden Program