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Application Deadline Varies, but notifications are sent to eligible applications and notice is put on Green Acres Website well in advance of the deadline.
Notification Date Varies, but usually three months after application deadline.
Total to be Distributed $14.8M
Green Acres Nonprofit Acquistion Grants

Purpose of Funding

  • To acquire open space for recreation and conservation purposes statewide
  • To develop outdoor recreational facilities in certain urban or densely
    populated municipalities and counties.

Source of Funding
GO Bonds

SLoveless Nature Preservetatutory Citation
P.L. 1989, c. 183, and P.L. 1992, c. 88

Who is Eligible
Any tax-exempt, non-profit organization that qualifies as a "charitable conservancy" as defined in N.J.S.A. 13:8B-1 et seq.

Qualifications Required for Consideration

  • Must submit a completed application
  • Applications must meet technical eligibility requirements (program specific)
  • Applications are evaluated based on a ranking system that is included in the application package.

Grant/Loan Limitations
50% matching grants.
**All land funded under this program must be open to the public.

Application Procedures
There is an established application process. Technical assistance by program staff is available upon request.

For More Information, Contact
Martha Sapp, Chief
Bureau of Local Assistance and Program Policy
NJDEP-Green Acres Program
PO Box 412
Trenton, NJ 08625-0412
Telephone: (609)984-0570
martha.sapp@dep.state.nj.us

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