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NJDEP Equipment Modernization Program (EMP)

The NJDEP Equipment Modernization Program, which provides funding for replacements of non-road construction equipment, will provide valuable reductions in particulate matter (PM), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and nitrogen oxide (NOx), which are ground-level ozone precursors. Ground-level ozone contributes to a variety of health issues, particularly to children and the elderly with asthma or other breathing problems.

Grant money is currently available for non-road construction equipment replacements. NJDEP will reimburse grantees up to 25% for each project (not to exceed $100,000). The NJDEP Equipment Modernization Program will focus on:

  • Construction equipment used on projects that are conducted in urban/sensitive areas;
  • Construction equipment with the highest use;
  • Older construction equipment

Note: For Marine engine replacements, please contact the Program Manager at StoptheSoot@dep.nj.gov or at (609) 292-7953


Program Specifics

If you are interested in working with NJDEP on a replacement project, please see below for instructions on how to get started:

If you have completed a project with NJDEP and are looking for reimbursement, please complete the form below and submit to the Project Manager:


Last year, under NJDEP's current USEPA DERA grant, NJDEP has provided 5 grants for the replacement of non-road construction equipment totaling $218,126 in Federal funding. Under NJDEP's current FHWA CMAQ grant, NJDEP has provided 2 grants for the replacement of non-road construction equipment totaling $75,890.

To see photos from our past projects, click the link below:

To date, NJDEP has awarded $629,598 to project partners for non-road replacements totaling a project amount of $2,467,798.


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