Watershed & Land Management

Lake Stormwater Management Grants


Applications are due on May 28, 2022 at midnight (Deadline Extended) June 10, 2022 at 5:00PM in NJDEP SAGE.

Purpose of Funding

Provide grants for stormwater and nonpoint source pollution management activities that would directly enhance, improve, or protect the use of a publicly accessible lake for recreation and conservation purposes.

Source of Funding

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP)

Statutory Citation

P.L. 117-1 American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Request for Proposal (RFP) RFP Document
RFP Deadline May 28, 2022 at midnight
(Deadline Extended) June 10, 2022 at 5:00PM EST
Notification Date Project proposals are currently under review and evaluation by Department staff. As a result, the award announcements will be made in the fall.
Total to be Distributed Up to $10 Million
Public Information Session May 4, 2022, 10am
YouTube Recording

Who is Eligible

Greenwood Lake Commission, Lake Hopatcong Commission, a local government unit, an entity established as a joint meeting pursuant to law or an entity established pursuant to ordinance by the municipalities surrounding a publicly accessible lake for the management of the lake, and a nonprofit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code whose mission is the management of a publicly accessible lake.

Qualifications Required for Consideration

Applicants must submit a project that meets the administrative requirement, objectives and project criteria as outlined in the Request for Proposal.

Grant/Loan limitations

The amount varies by need and availability of funding.

Application Procedures

Eligible 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. An email will be sent to you when you have been accepted into the system. If you have any questions regarding NJDEP SAGE, please contact Jennifer Noblejas at Jennifer.Noblejas@dep.nj.gov.

Review Process

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

For More Information, Contact

Larry Torok
NJDEP - Division of Watershed Protection and Restoration
Bureau of Watershed Management
Telephone: 609-984-0921
Email: npsgrants@dep.nj.gov