Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno
NJ Home | Services A to Z | Departments/Agencies | FAQs  
Seeds Title Bar
State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
DEP Home | About DEP | Index by Topic | Programs/Units | DEP Online 

Matching Grants Program for Local Environmental Commissions

This program provides funding to municipal and county environmental commissions and soil conservation districts for projects documenting environmental resources, preparing resource protection strategies and preparing and disseminating environmental education materials.

  • The maximum annual grant is $2,500 and the minimum is $1,000. Both are to be matched dollar for dollar by municipalities, counties or soil conservation districts.

  • Many environmental commissions have developed brochures and pamphlets while others have used the money specifically for curricula and other school projects.

  • Projects must be sponsored by an environmental commission but non-profit organizations and schools are encouraged to work with their local environmental commission.

  • To learn whether your municipality has an active environmental commission, contact the Association for New Jersey Environmental Commissions ( ANJEC ) at 973-539-7547.

Target Audience(s)
Municipal and county environmental commissions, soil conservation districts, curriculum coordinators, school administrators and educators.

  • Applications are mailed in September to environmental commission chairs and soil conservation district chairs. Notifications are sent to mayors and county freeholders. The deadline for the grants is December 1 annually. Grant products are available for examination by appointment.

Additional Information
Department of Environmental Protection Logo Environmental Services Program
NJDEP, PO Box 402
Trenton NJ 08625 0402
Phone: 609-984-0828
Fax: 609-633-2102