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Office of Natural Resource Restoration Lower Passaic River and Tributary Grant

Purpose of Funding
Funds are available for construction of projects that create or enhance freshwater wetlands and public access on the Lower Passaic River or tributaries to the Lower Passaic River.

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 and non-profit organizations 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 or non-profit organization
  2. Be located on publicly accessible  property
  3. Be at least 50% designed
  4. Create/enhance wetlands located directly adjacent to the Passaic River downstream of the Dundee Dam or directly adjacent to a tributary of the Passaic River provided the confluence is downstream of the Dundee Dam
  5. Provide or enhance public access to the Lower Passaic River or its tributaries
The grant is for construction purposes only (not for planning, design or permitting).  Projects may be determined to be ineligible based on the presence of known or suspected toxic substances.

Grant Limitations
DEP is making a total of $10,000,000 available for 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 $3,000,000.

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

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