$10,000 Grant Proposals
Below is the criteria that will be used to evaluate the grant proposals. The criteria is also available in Attachment 4 of the Application Information Packet.
Project Team Members
Action Plan & Timeline
Project Impact & Evaluation
$2,000 Grant Proposals
Grants will be awarded based on the green team's commitment to advancing sustainability initiatives in the community and how the proposed activities will lead to the successful completion of specific Sustainable Jersey for Schools actions.
Important Note for All Grant Selections: Up to 50% of the grant funds will be reserved for certified schools and school districts with certified schools. Sustainable Jersey reserves the right to reallocate the funding based on the quality and quantity of grant applications received in a given funding cycle. The selection committee will also consider efforts towards Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification, project diversity, previous funding, economic need, and the regional distribution of grants throughout the state.
Project Promotion & Sponsor Recognition
All grant recipients are required to notify Sustainable Jersey of any project-related ribbon-cutting ceremonies or milestone events so that media outreach can be coordinated with Sustainable Jersey for Schools and the PSEG Foundation.
Grant recipients are required to install a sign indicating that the project was funded by the PSEG Foundation and the Sustainable Jersey Grants Program when applicable. If installing signage or holding a ribbon cutting ceremony is not applicable to your project, there are other ways to share the success of the project with the rest of the community. Consider presenting grant accomplishments in public meetings, distributing printed communications, and creating website content and social media postings. Reasonable costs for signage can be included in the project budget. Project funders should also be indicated on reports or other materials developed with grant funds. Copies of materials documenting this recognition will be required as part of the final grant report.
Copies of materials documenting this recognition will be required as part of the final grant report. Promotion of the grant should include both the Sustainable Jersey for Schools and the PSEG Foundation logos. Examples of promotional materials can be found here.