EmPowered Schools 2023-2024

Apply to be an EmPowered School!  The Empowered Schools program provides free support and resources to educate PK-12 students in saving energy and money in their schools and homes.

Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG), South Jersey Gas (SJG), and Elizabethtown Gas (ETG) fund the program for schools within the service territories.

Information Session

An information session held on June 1, 2022 provided information about the 2022-2023  EmPowered Schools Program. View the session recording here.



Application Information

Now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year.  Apply now!

Application Form


Program Information

Schools that are in the NJNG, SJG or ETG service area, or that receive both electricity and gas from PSE&G are eligible to participate in the EmPowered Schools program and can be eligible to participate in Sustainable Jersey for Schools program. Roebling- EmPowered TeamThe program directly engages students for the duration of the school year, integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) principles to promote energy literacy through lesson plans, hands-on activities, and competitions. Students will use the school building and their homes as learning labs to solve real-world problems and generate cultural change by making energy efficiency visible, important, and doable.

The EmPowered activities can be used to earn points toward Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. 


EmPowered Schools Activities Can Help Your School Earn Certification Points with these Actions:

Other Actions Related to Participation in EmPowered Schools:


Eligibility Requirements

Schools must be located within NJNG, SJG, or ETG service territories, or receiving both gas and electric service from PSE&G to be eligible.

Questions about EmPowered Schools and applications should be directed to Grace Chen at gchen@ase.org

For questions about Sustainable Jersey for Schools and how to register, please contact JoAnna Contarino at schools@sustainablejersey.com.


This EmPowered Schools opportunity is funded by