Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grants & Technical Assistance Programs

Sustainable Jersey for Schools strives to connect participating schools and districts with financial and technical resources to successfully complete actions and make progress towards a sustainable future. To that end, we directly offer multiple competitive grant and technical assistance opportunities funded by program underwriters and partner organizations each year.


Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants not only provide crucial financial support for projects that might otherwise not materialize, but also enable schools to complete actions that contribute toward certification. Review the Actions page for ideas on possible projects. All actions have a Resources section with organizations that can help with project completion.



2021 EDF Climate Corps Program

Sustainable Jersey is pleased to offer municipalities and school districts registered in Sustainable Jersey or Sustainable Jersey for Schools the opportunity to participate in the 2021 Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) Climate Corps Program.  EDF Climate Corps Fellows provide no-cost expertise and support for school districts and municipalities to take advantage of New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program (NJCEP) and utility incentives (such as NJNG’s SAVEGREEN Project and SJG’s Smart Energy Partners program) for energy efficiency audits and facility and/or equipment upgrades to help save energy and money.  For more information click here.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 April 21, 2021


PSEG Funding Cycle

The PSEG Foundation is contributing $100,000 to support the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program for public schools and school districts.  Funding supports efforts to implement projects that help schools and school districts gain points needed for Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification and make progress toward a sustainable future.  For more information, click here.

EXTENDED Application Deadline: Friday, May 14, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.


Since 2009, Sustainable Jersey has awarded $5.9 million in grants to participating municipalities and school districts.

Annual Grant Cycles

NOTE: All cycles are subject to change and official announcement will be made when funding cycles become available. Please note that the 2021 grants cycle funded by the PSEG Foundation will be announced the week of February 22. At that time, a final grant timeline will be provided.

Projects Funded

Visit the Previous Recipients & Projects page to learn about the projects funded since 2015.