Watershed & Land Management


Stormwater Competitive Grants and Resilience/Stormwater Utility
Feasibility Technical Assistance Grants


Deadline

August 24, 2022 Deadline extended to November 1, 2022 for expressing interest in Technical Assistance for Stormwater utility Feasibility Study.

August 24, 2022 Deadline extended to September 23, 2022 for expressing interest in Technical Assistance for Stormwater Resilience Planning

September 14, 2022 for the Stormwater Competitive Grant Program is CLOSED

Purpose of Funding

As part of its comprehensive efforts to improve water quality and mitigate the worsening impacts of flooding caused by climate change, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has announced it is seeking applications for $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, including conducting feasibility Studies for forming stormwater utilities and resilience planning for local governments impacted by Tropical Storm Ida, that will focus on strategies to better manage the impacts of stormwater.

Technical Assistance for Stormwater Utility Feasibility Study Technical Assistance for Resilience Planning for IDA affected communities Stormwater Competitive Grant Program - CLOSED
Application RFEI for SWU Feasibility Study RFEI for Resilience Planning for Ida RFP for Demonstration Project and Planning
Application Deadline August 24, 2022
Deadline extended to November 1, 2022 for expressing interest in Technical Assistance
August 24, 2022
Deadline extended to September 23, 2022, for expressing interest in Technical Assistance for Reliance Planning for Ida effected communities
CLOSED
September 14, 2022 for SW Demonstration Project and Planning
Public Information Session August 10, 2022 10 to 11:30am August 10, 2022 10 to 11:30am August 17, 2022 10 to 11:30am
Public Information Presentations Recording of Public Information Session
SWU Feasibility Study How to Prepare
Public Info Session SW Grant Technical Assistance
2022RNJMAP_RFEI_InfoSession
Recording of Public Information Session
SWU Feasibility Study How to Prepare
Public Info Session SW Grant Technical Assistance
2022RNJMAP_RFEI_InfoSession
Stormwater Grants Public Information Session
Information on RFP GI Basins and SAGE
SW Grant RFP Presentation
For Reference only -Grant application form
Funds to be Distributed - Total $10M $2 million is for Technical Assistance for SW Utility Feasibility study
Stormwater Utility Guidance
$1 million for Technical Assistance for Resilience Planning
Resilient NJ
$7 million is for SW Demonstration Projects and Planning such as construction of Green Infrastructure projects, removal and restoration of impervious areas, SW Basin retrofits and planning for stormwater Implementation

Source of Funding

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP)

Statutory Citation

P.L. 117-1 American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
New Jersey Corporate Business Tax Receipts (CBT)
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

SW Demonstration projects and planning: Colleges and universities, local government, public utilities, Private entities, entities established as a joint meeting pursuant to law or an entity established pursuant to ordinance by the municipalities, nonprofit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code authorized to operate in the State of New Jersey.

SW Utility Feasibility Study: Municipalities, Counties, utilities and other local nonprofit organizations

Resiliency Planning: Tropical Storm Ida affected municipalities.

Qualifications Required for Consideration

Please refer to the links above for individual qualifications for the Grant as well for the two RFEI.

Grant/Loan and Technical Assistance Limitations

Stormwater Utility Feasibility Study $2M, Green Infrastructure $4.5M, Improvements of Existing Stormwater $1M, Management and Restoration $1M and Planning and Analysis of SW opportunities $0.5M and Resiliency planning $1M.

Applicants should view the RFP regarding the process for the selection of Demonstration Projects.

Application Procedures

For competitive grants, 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. Once logged in, you can navigate to the Training Materials link where an Authorized Official manual and a webinar are available for help. If you have any questions regarding NJDEP SAGE, please contact Minesh Patel at Minesh.Patel@dep.nj.gov

For Technical Assistance on the RFEI, follow the application process listed in the documents linked above.

Review Process

Applicants should view the RFP and the two Expression of Interest documents regarding the process for the selection of projects in the table above.

For More Information, Contact

NJDEP- Division of Watershed Protection and Restoration
Bureau of NJPDES Stormwater Permitting and Water Quality Management
Email: stormwatergrantsinfo@dep.nj.gov
For Technical Assistance related to Resilience Planning: resilientnj@dep.nj.gov