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.



Current Opportunities


2023 PSEG Grant 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.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.


Become an EmPowered School!

Schools that are registered with Sustainable Jersey for Schools and that are in the New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG), South Jersey Gas (SJG) or Elizabethtown Gas (ETG) service area, or that receive both electricity and gas from PSE&G are eligible to participate in the EmPowered Schools program. The Program provides free support and resources to educate PK-12 students in saving energy and money in their schools and homes. The EmPowered activities can be used to earn points toward Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. Learn more here.  Spots are limited so submit your application as soon as possible.


Since 2009, Sustainable Jersey has awarded over $7.2 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. All annual cycles are contingent on receiving funding for a given year.

Projects Funded

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