Have a project that needs funding? The 2019 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 $1.25 million to support a sustainable future for children across the state through the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Program.
“As we face climate change, the mass extinction of many species, and the clogging of our oceans with plastic, we must make better choices so that we leave the next generation a planet that is in much better shape,” said NJEA Vice President Sean M. Spiller. “When our students can learn, at an early age, that sustainable and healthy practices often go hand in hand with economic efficiencies, we all benefit from the positive changes. NJEA is proud to work with Sustainable Jersey on this important program and channel resources directly into our schools to aid in that mission.”
In addition to the grant funding, NJEA supports Sustainable Jersey for Schools as a program underwriter.
“Sustainable Jersey for Schools hopes that this funding opportunity will provide schools and school districts the spark needed to accelerate their work on new, innovative sustainability actions,” said Renee Haider, the Sustainable Jersey Deputy Director. “These grants are part of our collective effort to tackle New Jersey’s sustainability challenges, one school at a time.”
For more information about the Grants Program and details on how to apply, visit Sustainable Jersey Schools Grant Program funded by NJEA
Applications are due on Oct. 31, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. for this cycle of the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grants Program.