Funding for School Sustainability Projects Announced

on Aug 18, 2017

Sustainable Jersey for Schools announces new grants funded by the New Jersey Education Association

Sustainable Jersey for Schools announced $180,000 in new funding for fifty grants to be awarded to schools and districts. Applications are due on October 31, 2017 for this cycle of the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grant program.

The 2017 Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grants Program cycle funded by New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) will award: ten $10,000 grants to school districts or schools and forty $2,000 grants to support school green teams. Applicants must be registered in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program which is free and voluntary. The funded projects will 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.

With this contribution NJEA has provided $750,000 to support a sustainable future for children across the state through the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program. “NJEA is proud to continue to work with Sustainable Jersey on this important program that directs resources into our schools,” said NJEA Secretary-Treasurer Sean Spiller. “It is our job to help create a new generation of engaged citizens and leaders. By emphasizing the value of sustainability, we also help ensure that we leave a better world for our students.” In addition to the grant funding, NJEA supports Sustainable Jersey for Schools as a program underwriter.

“Sustainable Jersey for Schools aims to empower schools with the funding needed to implement innovative new sustainability actions,” said Renee Haider, the Sustainable Jersey associate director. “We are committed to leading the way toward a sustainable state and we are excited about the future possibilities associated with the release of these NJEA-funded grants that will allow school communities to come together to improve outcomes for students, teachers and the environment.”

For more information about the grant program and details on how to apply, visit the Grants and Resources page of www.sustainablejerseyschools.com or follow this link: http://bit.ly/2017NJEAGrants  .  A free informational webinar on this grant opportunity will take place on Thursday September 14, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm. Visit http://bit.ly/2017NJEAgrantwebinar to register.

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