Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a certification program for New Jersey public schools that want to go green, conserve resources and take steps to create a brighter future, one school at a time. Launched in fall 2014, it is a nonprofit organization that provides tools, training and financial incentives to support and reward schools as they pursue sustainability programs.

NJEA, as a Sustainable Jersey for Schools program underwriter, is contributing $180,000 to support a Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grants Program cycle.  With this contribution, NJEA has provided $1,000,000 to support a sustainable future for children across the state.

The 2018 NJEA Schools Small Grants Program cycle will award:

• Ten $10,000 project grants to school districts and schools.

• Forty $2,000 grants to support school green teams.

Only New Jersey public school districts or schools that are registered with the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program with an NJEA local association are eligible. Schools or districts must also have appointed a Green Team that meets the Green Team action standard.

Applying for a grant

To download the 2018 Application Information Packet—a necessary step in applying for the grant—visit, click on “Grants and Resources” and scroll down to “NJEA Grant Cycle.”

You may also wish to participate in an information webinar to review the application process, eligibility requirements, eligible projects, and tips for a successful application on Friday, Sept. 14, from 3 to 4 p.m. The link to register for the webinar can be found on the website as described in the paragraph above.

The online application deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

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