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Water Quality Restoration Grants

Purpose of Funding
Provide grants to reduce water quality impairment through implementation of nonpoint source (NPS) pollution control projects  

Application Deadline February 28, 2022
Notification Date As published in the current fiscal year's request for proposals and grant guidance document, available on the Department's Web site.
Total to be Distributed Up to approximately $9,400,000

Source of Funding
US Environmental Protection Agency 319(h)
New Jersey Corporate Business Tax Receipts (CBT)
Department of Defense Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative Program (REPI)

Statutory Citation
Federal Clean Water Act Section 319(h), 205(j), and 303(e)
(33 U.S.C. §§ 1251 et seq.)
N.J.S.A. 13:1D-9 (DEP Enabling Act)
N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq., specifically N.J.S.A. 58:10A-5(e) (Water Pollution Control Act)
10 U.S.C. § 2679 (Intergovernmental Support Agreement)

Who is Eligible
State, regional and local government agencies or units, County planning departments or boards, State universities and colleges, Interstate agencies of which New Jersey is a member, and watershed and water resource associations and other local nonprofit organizations.

Qualifications Required for Consideration
Applicants must submit a project that meets the administrative requirement, objectives and project criteria as outlined in the Water Quality Restoration grant guidelines available for the current fiscal year.

Bee Meadow Pond Shoreline Restoration Project Grant/Loan Limitations
The amount varies by need. The 319(h), CBT and REPI awards are limited to eligible costs and requirements as defined in the Water Quality Restoration grant guidelines.

Application Procedures
Applicants must submit their proposals electronically using NJDEP’s System for Administering Grants Electronically (NJDEP SAGE) and must follow the Registration Instructions on NJDEP SAGE’s login page at  An email will be sent to you when you have been accepted into the system.  Once logged in, you can navigate to the Training Materials link where an Authorized Official manual and a webinar is available for help.  If you have any questions regarding NJDEP SAGE, please contact Jennifer Noblejas at

Review Process
Applicants should view the RFP regarding the process for the selection of projects.

For More Information, Contact
Cathryn Schaffer, Manager
NJDEP- Division of Watershed Protection and Restoration
Bureau of Watershed Management                            
Telephone: 609-984-0921

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