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Get Private Lands Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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September 16, 2022
August 8, 2022

Private landowners can apply for up to $5 million in grant awards for projects on New Jersey properties to create, restore, and enhance New Jersey’s natural carbon sinks, such as salt marshes, seagrass beds, forests, urban parks and woodlands, and street trees. Applications will now be accepted through September 16th, 2022.

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Eligibility

Applicants eligible to apply for funding under this Notice of Funding Availability include:

  • State, county, and local government units within New Jersey, including State government agencies or school boards;
  • New Jersey universities and colleges;
  • Interstate agencies of which New Jersey is a member;
  • Private landowners owning property in New Jersey (note: private property project must provide matching funds);
  • Nonprofit organizations recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code authorized to operation in the State of New Jersey.

Benefits

Up to $5 million in grant funding per project

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Maternal and Infant Health R&D Grant Program

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August 26, 2022
July 16, 2022

The Maternal and Infant Health R&D Grant Program supports innovation from researchers and entrepreneurs focused on developing technology, therapeutics, and other solutions to address maternal and infant health challenges in New Jersey.

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Eligibility

  • Authorized and in good standing to conduct business in New Jersey as evidenced by a current New Jersey tax clearance certificate
  • Have 1- 25 full-time equivalent workers (FTE calculated on a 35-hour work week) at time of application
  • 50% or more of the cumulative hours  must be conducted in NJ
  • Have less than or equal to $1M in 2021 calendar year sales revenue

Benefits

Eligible applicants can receive grant awards of up to $75,000.

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It Pays to Plug: Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Grant Program

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This program provides grants to offset the cost of purchasing electric vehicle charging stations. The program expands New Jersey’s growing network of electric vehicle infrastructure, allowing residents, businesses, and government agencies to purchase and drive electric vehicles.

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Eligibility

  • Public, workplaces, and multi-unit residential dwellings are eligible.
  • Charging stations can't be placed in private residential dwellings.

Benefits

Businesses and others can be reimbursed for 100% of the costs if on government property and 80% of costs if on private property, up to a maximum of:

  • $750 per Level 1 charging port (provides 120 VAC up to 12 A)
  • $4,000 per Level 2 charging port (provides 240 VAC from 12 A to 80 A)
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The Small Business Bonding Readiness Assistance Program

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The Small Business Bonding Readiness Assistance Program prepares small, minority-, and women-owned businesses to obtain surety bonds, which will make them more competitive when applying for state and federal government contracts.

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Eligibility

  • Small businesses, with particular emphasis on minority- and women-owned businesses

Benefits

A comprehensive series of classes, workshops, and strategic counseling sessions covering a variety of topics relevant to small businesses in all sectors

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Historic Property Reinvestment Program

Due Date:

August 15, 2022

This program offers a tax credit for historic, income-producing properties within the state of New Jersey. It's administered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority in coordination with the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office and the New Jersey Division of Taxation in the Department of the Treasury.

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Eligibility

  • Be a rehabilitation project
  • Demonstrate that without the tax credit award, the rehabilitation project is not economically feasible
  • Prove there is a financing gap for a project and the tax credit award being considered is equal to or less than the project financing gap
  • Have not and will not commence any construction or rehabilitation activity until the funding is awarded and the agreement executed
  • The business entity contributed equity of at least 20% of the total project costs, or 10% of the total project costs if located in a government-restricted municipality
  • Can meet minimum cost requirements where the cost of rehabilitation for the period cannot be less than the adjusted basis of the structure or $5,000
  • For a residential project, the structure must serve a residential rental purpose and contain at least four dwelling units

Benefits

  • Tax credits worth up to 40% of eligible costs and up to a project cap of $4M for qualified properties
  • Eligible projects can receive tax credits worth up to 45% of eligible project costs up to a project cap of $8M
  • Transformative projects can receive tax credits worth up to 45% of eligible project costs up to a project cap of $50M

Outdoor Dining Permissions Extended by Two Years

August 8, 2022

Restaurants, bars, distilleries, and breweries may continue to use fixtures and equipment enabling them to serve patrons outdoors in private areas, on sidewalks, and in other municipally-designated outdoor areas until November 30th, 2024. The permissions were previously set to expire November 30th, 2022.

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Clean School Bus Rebates Available

August 8, 2022

Eligible applicants can receive up to $9,375,000 to replace diesel-powered school buses under the U.S. EPA Clean School Bus program.

Private school bus fleets cannot apply directly for funding. However, private fleets that own and operate buses that serve a public school district can enter into a contractual arrangement with an eligible vendor. Eligible vendors will have the capacity to sell zero-emission, CNG or propane-powered school buses (or related charging or fueling infrastructure) to school bus owners and/or arrange financing for such sales. Applications are due by August 19th, 2022.

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Grant Funding Available For Improving Water Quality and Flood Mitigation

August 8, 2022

New Jersey companies with expertise in stormwater management systems can apply for $10 million in grant funding through the Water Infrastructure Investment Plan. Two separate funding programs are available: Technical Assistance and Stormwater Demonstration Projects. Public information sessions on each will be held on August 10th and August 17th, 2022, respectively. The application deadline for Technical Assistance related  grants is August 24th, 2022, and the deadline for Stormwater Demonstration Project grants is September 14th, 2022.

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New Required Postings for Businesses

August 5, 2022

All New Jersey employers are required to display new and updated posters to employees and visitors as of August 1st, 2022. If your business is open to the public, you are required to display the updated posters for employees, patrons, and prospective patrons.

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Employer Rate Notices Delayed

July 28, 2022

Each year, the Employer Rate Notices have an anticipated mailing date of August 19-20. This year, widespread release of 2022-2023 rates is scheduled for Monday, August 22, 2022.

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State COVID-19 Financial Assistance Programs

February 11, 2022

The Small Business Improvement Grant reimburses eligible small businesses and nonprofits for up to 50% of eligible project costs associated with building improvements or the purchase and/or installation of new furniture, fixtures, and equipment made on or after March 9th, 2020. The maximum grant award is $50,000. Applications are first-come-first-served.

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Small Business Lease Grant

The Small Business Lease Grant supports the growth and success of small businesses and non-profits by providing grant funding to cover a portion of lease payments for businesses and non-profits leasing new or additional space. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning Wednesday, October 20th, 2021.

  • Benefits: Two grant awards of 20% of the total annual lease payment.
  • Eligibility: Small businesses and nonprofits entering a new lease, lease amendment, or lease extension for at least a five-year term that includes at least 250 square feet of street-level space.

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Traditional NJEDA Programs

In addition to the programs listed on this page, the NJEDA encourages businesses to explore the Authority’s business support programs that are not specific to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. More details about these programs can be found on the NJEDA’s website at www.njeda.com.

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