Moorestown is one of 34 towns in the state that were selected for Sustainable Jersey Small Grants funded by the PSEG Foundation.
In November, Moorestown achieved Bronze Certification through the Sustainable Jersey program, meaning t has implemented significant first steps in a number of categories en route to becoming a fully sustainable town.
“Supporting municipalities as they do innovative sustainability projects is a cornerstone of our organization’s mission,” Sustainable Jersey Board Chair Pam Mount said. “These grants help ensure that important sustainability projects at the community level can get done. Congratulations to all the grant recipients.”
“PSEG is committed to being a steward of the environment and making meaningful contributions to the communities it serves,” said Ellen Lambert, president of the PSEG Foundation and director of Corporate Responsibility. “We are proud to support this program and to fund projects that will make life better in neighborhoods throughout New Jersey.”
There were 12 towns that received $20,000 and $10,000 grants, and 22 municipalities received grants of up to $2,000.
Over 100 municipalities submitted proposals that were judged by an independent Blue Ribbon Selection Committee. The Sustainable Jersey grants are intended to help local governments make progress toward a sustainable future in general, and specifically toward Sustainable Jersey certification.
The complete list of municipalities receiving grants, broken down by grant, are as follows:
· Four $20,000 Grant Recipients: Camden, Lawrence, Linden and Montclair
· Eight $10,000 Grant Recipients: Brick ($7,250), Ewing, Hammonton, Maplewood, Montville, Springfield, Stillwater and Winslow
· Twenty-two $2,000 Capacity-Building Grant Recipients: Bordentown City, Clinton, Evesham, Kearny, Kinnelon, Lebanon, Long Beach, Mahwah, Mansfield, Margate, Monroe, Moorestown ($750), North Haledon, Ridgewood, Roosevelt, Seaside Park, Somerdale, Upper Township, Warren Township, Washington, Wayne and West Milford