GRANT SERVICES

 

Overview Of Services

CGP&H services include grant and loan research, procurement, and administration. CGP&H secures more than $15 million each year for clients. More than $250 million has been realized to date for CGP&H clients.

CGP&H researches available and emerging funding opportunities; completes thorough and detailed applications; and upon request administers the successfully awarded grant projects or programs.

CGP&H provides grant writing and grant administration services for the following types of applications:

  • NJDCA Small Cities applications and reporting
  • Energy improvement funding
  • Public safety grants
  • NJDOT grants
  • Affordable housing funding
  • Brownfields grants
  • Historic preservation grants
  • Public infrastructure funding

Department Contact

 
 
 

Dave Gerkens,
PP, AICP

 

(609) 664-2769
ext. 23

dave@cgph.net

Grant Services Projects

Contact Dave Gerkens about the following grant opportunities:

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) Announces the Availability of Funding Under the Brownfield Impact Fund. NJEDA’s New Jersey Brownfield Impact Funds will facilitate the redevelopment of brownfields by addressing funding gaps in order to make the remediation phase financially viable after which construction financing can be obtained by the developer. Another goal of the program is to minimize the negative environmental impacts of developing current green spaces for commercial and industrial use. Applicants must demonstrate site control and certify that they did not contribute to contamination on the site. All applicants must have a Redevelopment Plan for the contaminated property. There is no submittal deadline. Applications will be available on the NJEDA web site on January 20, 2022. Funds will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. For the first 90 days, applications will only be accepted from designated CCI Communities. These include Camden, Trenton, Perth Amboy, Bayonne, Bridgeton, Jersey City, Millville, Newark, Paterson, Paulsboro, Salem, and Vineland. After 90 days (April 20, 2022), applications will be accepted for projects not located in CCI communities, subject to availability of funding.

New Round for 2023 Sustainable Jersey Grants Announced. The goal of the Sustainable Jersey Program is to connect participating communities with financial and technical resources to complete actions in order to make progress towards a sustainable future. For this round, the PSEG Foundation is contributing $200,000 to support efforts to implement projects that help municipalities gain points needed for Sustainable Jersey certification. Applicants must be registered or certified with the Sustainable Jersey program and have an active Green Team. If your municipality is not currently participating in the Sustainable Jersey program, but would like to, CGP&H can also assist you in that process. Deadline to apply is February 10, 2023.

FEMA Announces New Funding Round for FY 2022 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. Funding is available under two categories – Operations and Safety, and Vehicle Acquisition to assist fire departments and non-affiliated EMS organizations in meeting their needs for critical training and equipment. All applicants must have a DUNS number and be registered in SAM. A fire department or nonaffiliated EMS organization may act as a host and apply for funding on behalf of itself and any number of other organizations. Deadline to apply is February 10, 2023.

NJ DEP Announces 2023 Application Round for Green Acres Acquisition Grants and Loans. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection provides funds for the acquisition and the purchase of development rights to support the recreation and open space objectives of municipalities. Eligible land acquisition projects include but are not limited to the purchase of forests, natural areas, historic sites, conservation areas, water bodies and open space for active or passive recreation purposes. Local governments and non-profits are eligible to apply. Funding requests will only be considered from new applicants or from applicants who are making significant progress on their existing projects. Projects that address environmental justice issues and climate resilience will be prioritized for funding. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2023.

NJ DEP Announces 2023 Green Acres Park Development Application Round. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection provides funds for the development of new park facilities or the improvement of existing ones. Funding requests will only be considered from new applicants or from previous applicants who are making significant progress on their current development projects. Projects that address environmental justice issues and climate resilience will be prioritized for funding. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2023.

NJ DEP Announces 2023 Funding Round for Green Acres Stewardship Grant Program. Green Acres is once again providing funding for stewardship activities carried out by local governments on lands held for public and conservation purposes. Eligible projects fall into two categories: creation, restoration or protection of natural resource areas such as wetlands, meadows and woodlands and historic landscape restoration for properties listed on the New Jersey/National Registers. Local governments and non-profits are eligible to apply. The program will focus on natural resource and conservation projects and not active recreation facilities – funding for such facilities is available separately through the Park Development Program.  A local government can submit an application in the stewardship category and an application in the land acquisition or park development categories. Applicants can propose stewardship activities on up to 3 properties. Applications, which promote environmental justice issues and climate resilience, will be prioritized for funding. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2023.

NJ DCA Announces New Funding Round for Local Efficiency Achievement Program (LEAP) Grants. The goal of the LEAP grants is to encourage towns to share services in order to streamline their government services in order to increase efficiency and help reduce property taxes. Municipal entities can apply for two types of grants – Challenge Grants and Implementation Grants.  See the descriptions below for information on the grant types. Deadlines to apply: Challenge Grants – March 15, 2023. Implementation Grants – Rolling deadline but before June 30, 2023.

New Jersey Historic Trust (NJHT) Announces 2023 Grant Round for Capital Preservation Grants. Capital Preservation Grants are now available to assist with construction expenses related to the preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings. Entities of county and municipal government and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply.  Churches and houses of worship are not eligible. To be eligible for a grant the property must be listed or eligible for listing in the New Jersey and/or National Register of Historic Places or a contributing property situated within a listed Historic District by August 1, 2023. Property must be owned by applicant or have written consent and a lease with property owner. Public access is required for all sites receiving funding. For the 2023 grant round special consideration will be given to proposals that address the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution or initiatives that consider and engage with underrepresented histories such as such as Black history, civil rights history, disability history, Latinx history, LGBTQ+ history or history of any other marginalized group. Deadline to apply is April 19, 2023.

New Jersey Historic Trust (NJHT) Announces 2023 Grant Round for Historic Site Management Grants. Historic Site Management Grants are now available to gain a better understanding of the preservation needs of a site or structure, enhance long term planning for operations and programs and broaden public awareness and enjoyment of historic sites, including preparation of register nominations of properties and districts. Entities of county and municipal government and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Churches and houses of worship are not eligible. To be eligible for a grant the property must be listed or eligible for listing in the New Jersey and/or National Register of Historic Places or be a contributing property situated within a listed Historic District by August 1, 2023. Property must be owned by applicant or have written consent and a lease with property owner. Public access is required for all sites receiving funding. For the 2023 grant round special consideration will be given to proposals that address the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution or initiatives that consider and engage with underrepresented histories such as such as Black history, civil rights history, disability history, Latinx history, LGBTQ+ history or history of any other marginalized group. Deadline to apply is April 19, 2023.

New Jersey Historic Trust (NJHT) Announces 2023 Grant Round for Heritage Tourism Planning Grants. Heritage Tourism Planning Grants are now available to promote and enhance visitor experiences at New Jersey’s many unique historic, culture and natural assets. Entities of county and municipal government and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Churches and houses of worship are not eligible. To be eligible for a grant the property must be listed or eligible for listing in the New Jersey and/or National Register of Historic Places or a contributing property situated within a listed Historic District by August 1, 2023.  Property must be owned by applicant or have written consent and a lease with property owner. Public access is required for all sites receiving funding. For the 2023 grant round special consideration will be given to proposals that address the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution or initiatives that consider and engage with underrepresented histories such as such as Black history, civil rights history, disability history, Latinx history, LGBTQ+ history or history of any other marginalized group. Deadline to apply is April 19, 2023.

The addition of CGP&H significantly added to our ability or provide economic development services to our communities.  CGP&H has assisted our municipalities in securing more than $21.1 million dollars for local projects which would have otherwise gone unfunded.

John B. Comegno II, Chairman , Burlington County Bridge Commission