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Office of Natural Resource Restoration Newark Bay Complex Grant

Purpose of Funding
Funds are available for projects that create or enhance public access and enjoyment to waterfront resources in the Newark Bay Complex.  

Source of Funding
Passaic River Natural Resource Damage settlements

Statutory Citation
N.J.S.A. 13:1D-9 (DEP Enabling Act)
N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq. (Water Pollution Control Act)
N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11a et seq. (Spill Compensation and Control Act)

Who is Eligible
Government agencies are eligible for funding under this grant program.

Qualifications Required for Consideration
In order to qualify for this ONRR grant, the project must:

  1. Be proposed by a government agency
  2. Be located on publicly accessible  property
  3. Be located within municipalities that are adjacent to one or more of the waterways identified as the Newark Bay Complex in the Passaic River litigation (the lower 17 miles of the Passaic River, Newark Bay, the Arthur Kill, the Kill Van Kull, and portions of the Hackensack River)
  4. Provide or enhance public access and enjoyment to waterfront resources in the Newark Bay Complex

Grant Limitations
DEP is making $50,000,000 available under this grant.  The minimum amount of the ONRR grant shall not be less than $500,000.  The maximum amount of the ONRR grant to a single project shall not exceed $25,000,000.

Submitting a Proposal
Please follow the instructions in the ONRR Grant Announcement.

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