NJ BPU Energy Plan Grant Program

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New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Offering $10K and $25K Grants Through the Community Energy Plan Grant Program

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has created a Community Energy Plan Grant (CEPG) program for all New Jersey municipalities to develop a community energy plan to meet the goals of the state’s Energy Master Plan. New Jersey’s Energy Master Plan: Pathway to 2050 (EMP) established that community-level action is necessary to achieve the state’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2050.

Community energy planning is the process by which communities collaboratively select and strategically implement emissions-reducing initiatives that fulfill the EMP goals. Grant recipients will conduct an in-depth analysis of initiatives to include in their Plan, starting with those identified in the Community Energy Plan Workplan Template.

There are two grant award levels:

All New Jersey municipalities are eligible to apply for a $10,000 grant

Overburdened Municipalities (see CEPG application for a list) are eligible for a $25,000 grant

Technical Assistance Available

Overburdened municipalities are also eligible for enhanced support, including technical assistance to develop and submit applications as well as assistance in the creation of the Plan.

Completing a Community Energy Plan will help municipalities meet the requirements of the Sustainable Jersey Gold Star in Energy.

Application Deadline: Friday March 18, 2022