DEP Awards Grants to
County Health Agencies for Local Environmental Protection
(02/47) TRENTON - The Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) awarded 19 county health agencies a total
of $2,597,998 to administer local environmental programs
on behalf of DEP. These programs include solid waste, air
pollution, noise control, water pollution, safe drinking
water, coastal monitoring, and hazardous materials emergency
"The county health agencies are key
partners in achieving New Jersey's environmental goals,
particularly in the areas of compliance and enforcement,"
said DEP Commissioner Bradley M. Campbell. "Our
long-standing partnership with the county health agencies
was highlighted in our joint emergency response in the aftermath
of September 11 and to the anthrax threat to New Jersey
residents and businesses."
DEP's Office of Local Environmental Management
(OLEM) provides matching grants to assist the 19 county
health agencies to conduct compliance monitoring inspections,
investigate complaints, collect water samples, and provide
education and outreach to businesses and residents in their
respective counties. Some funds are used to support special
environmental projects such as inspecting underground storage
tanks, inspecting commercial pesticide applicators, sampling
potable water supplies at migrant farm camps, and surface
water sampling projects.
County health agencies are certified by
DEP under the County Environmental Health Act (CEHA) program.
Since the program's inception, over $40 million has been
awarded to county health agencies statewide. Grants range
from $103,000 to $160,000 and applicants must match at least
50 percent of the total cost of the project.
For more information on the CEHA program,
contact OLEM at 609 292-1305, or visit the web site at www.state.nj.us/dep/enforcement/pcp.
See grant listing below.
2002 CEHA MATCHING GRANTS
|Atlantic County Division of Public Health
|Bergen County Department of Health Services
|Burlington County Health Department
|Camden County Division of Health
|Cape May County Department of Health
|Cumberland County Department of Health
|Essex County Health Department
|Gloucester County Department of Health
|Hudson Regional Health Commission
|Hunterdon County Department of Health
|Middlesex County Public Health Department
|Monmouth County Health Department
|Ocean County Health Department
|Passaic County Health Department
|Salem County Health Department
|Somerset County Health Department
|Sussex County Health Department
|Union County Health Department
|Warren County Health Department