Grants for school sustainability projects available

Have a project that needs funding? The 2021-22 Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grants Program cycle, funded by 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.

With this contribution, NJEA has provided $1.75 million to support a sustainable future for children across the state through the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Program.

“NJEA is honored to continue our work with Sustainable Jersey as we direct resources into our schools that will support these innovative programs,” said NJEA Vice President Sean M. Spiller. “It is our responsibility to help create a new generation of engaged citizens and leaders. As our communities face economic and racial inequities, we have an opportunity to teach our students to be resourceful with recycling, sustainable living, and environmentalism and to pass that knowledge on. 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.

“On the heels of an unquestionably difficult year, Sustainable Jersey is pleased to support the schools and districts working on sustainability initiatives,” said Sustainable Jersey Executive Director Randall Solomon. “Congratulations to the schools and districts that received a grant. Your innovative projects will have a lasting impact on the future of New Jersey. “In recognition of the radically altered environment schools face due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the national movement for racial justice, project proposals that support teaching and learning in a virtual or hybrid environment, and equity and anti-bias initiatives are encouraged.

For more information about the Grants Program and details on how to apply, visit, click on “Grants” and look for “NJEA Grant Cycle” in the left menu.

Applications are due on Oct. 29, 2021, for this cycle of the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grants Program.