The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will dole out $10 million in grants to modernize stormwater management systems and to provide technical assistance to municipal, county and utility authorities to plan to become more resilient in the face of climate change.
The NJDEP announced Aug. 2 that it will accept applications for the grants, including awards to conduct studies on stormwater utilities and resilience planning for local governments impacted by Tropical Storm Ida.
NJDEP is using money from the state’s Corporate Business Tax and Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund to finance the $7 million Stormwater Competitive Grant Program, which is open to any property owner to use for green infrastructure, stormwater asset management planning, existing infrastructure enhancement, and removal and restoration of impervious areas.
In Case You Missed It
Stormwater management has popped up recently: at a recent Regulatory, Legislative, and Legal Update event from NAIOP New Jersey, and in new rules proposed by NJDEP earlier this summer.
The deadline to submit proposals for the SCGP is 12 a.m. on Sept. 14. More information is available online and a virtual public information session will happen at 10 a.m. on Aug. 17. Those interested can also call in at 856-338-7074 with phone conference ID 840 285 149#.
Proposals must be submitted electronically using NJDEP’s System for Administering Grants Electronically.
The department is using another $2 million from the Corporate Business Tax to fund Stormwater Utility Feasibility Study technical assistance to help municipalities, counties and public utility authorities work with professional contractors for the NJDEP to conduct feasibility studies of forming stormwater utilities as authorized by the Clean Stormwater and Flood Reduction Act. Grants are capped at $100,000 for municipal studies and at $250,000 for regional studies.
An additional $1 million in grants is available through the Resilient NJ program for resilience planning for local governments impacted by Tropical Storm Ida in September 2021.
The deadline to contact the NJDEP about these grants is is Aug. 24. A virtual public information session will happen at 10 a.m. on Aug. 10. People can also call in at 1 856-338-7074,,685116802#.