The New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), as a Sustainable Jersey for Schools program Underwriter, is contributing $180,000 to support a Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grants Program cycle. With this contribution, NJEA has provided $1,000,000 to support a sustainable future for children across the state.
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The 2018 NJEA Schools Small Grants Program cycle will award:
Online Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 11:59pm
|Click HERE for the $10,000 School District and School Grant Application|
|Click HERE for the $2,000 School Grant Application|
NOTE: All applications must be submitted using the online application portal via the links above. You must create an account on the portal to access the grant application. This account is different from the account used to access your certification application.
Also, please note that each Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grant cycle is unique. Information on previously submitted applications is not carried over from application to application. Previous applicants must create a new application each cycle.
Recipient Announcement Date: early-January 2019
An informational webinar will be held to review the application process, eligibility requirements, eligible projects, and tips for a successful application on Friday, September 14, 2018, from 3:00pm - 4:00pm.
Successful grant applications often represent innovative projects underway throughout the state, and can act as a model and generate ideas for other municipalities. Grant applications should always relate to the completion of a Sustainable Jersey for Schools action, or an innovative project. Tips for project selection and actions to explore for certification points are below.
When selecting your project, consider the following to not only complete a project, but also earn points for certification:
Consider submitting an application for resources needed to help complete an action for certification. Some actions to take into consideration are below. The full list of actions is available here.
Always make sure to carefully review the evaluation criteria, as this is what the selection committee bases their application reviews on.
Review the Sustainability Summit Presentation, "Funding Helps! Tips for a Successful Grant Application," to examine the key components of the evaluation criteria, and also read about some of the lessons learned from past grant projects. Keep these things in mind as you develop your grant proposal so that it is clear, concise, and doable within the performance period.