Sustainable Jersey for Schools announced recently that it is accepting grant applications from New Jersey public schools for sustainability projects. Funded by the PSEG Foundation, the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grants Program will make $100,000 available to schools.

“A core element of the PSEG Foundation is directing funding and resources to schools to aid them in building stronger, more resilient communities,” said Ellen Lambert, president of the PSEG Foundation. “Through our Foundation giving, we support and partner with those organizations that set the pace and empower a brighter future.”

Application proposals are being accepted through April 26, 2015. Visit the grants page to submit an online application. Sustainable Jersey for Schools has an online grant application which allows schools and districts to submit grant proposals and facilitate virtual evaluations of the grant applications by the review committee.

The Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grants Program will award four public school districts with $10,000 grants for projects like food waste recycling programs, school gardens, school health assessment programs and renewable energy projects and thirty $2,000 capacity-building awards to support school green teams.

“This is a win for schools across New Jersey. These grants, funded by the PSEG Foundation, will help support districts and schools as they participate in the first year of the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program,” said Donna Drewes, co-director of Sustainable Jersey. “Grant funding will build capacity and support schools as they embark on sustainability projects.”

Sustainable Jersey for Schools began as a partnership between Sustainable Jersey and the New Jersey School Boards Association. “We thank the PSEG Foundation for its support of sustainable efforts in our public schools,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director. “Our goal is to advance practices that result in healthier schools, direct resources to the classroom, and contribute to our students’ success.”