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Application Email Karen.Kloo@dep.state.nj.us
Application Deadline Subject to the release of funding from the Remediation Guarantee Fund.
Notification Date

Contingent upon availability of funding.

Technical Assistance Grants

Purpose of Funding
Technical Assistance Grants (TAGs) provide funding to nonprofit community groups to employ independent Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) to perform activities designed to help improve the community’s understanding of the environmental conditions at, and remediation of, a contaminated site.  The bulk of
the TAG funds must be used to hire an independent LSRP as a technical advisor to help interpret and comment on site related documents.

Source of Funding
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Statutory Citation
Site Remediation Reform Act (N.J.S.A. 58:10C), N.J.A.C 7:26C-10 ARRCS, and related Executive Order #140

Who is Eligible
Non-Profit Community Groups

Qualifications Required for Consideration
One or more members of the community group must live in the neighborhood in which the site is located. The community group must be incorporated or in the process of incorporating. The community group can be either a non-profit or in the process of obtaining 501(c)3 status. However, the community group can also affiliate with a local organization that has obtained 501(c)3 status as a non-profit organization for the specific purpose of representing the community. The community group must be able to demonstrate that it has reliable procedures for record-keeping and financial accounting in managing the TAG. The community group must have a commercial bank account. The community group must not include, or be associated with, any person responsible for conducting the remediation of the site. The community group must not have been established by, or presently maintained by, any person responsible for conducting the remediation of the site. The community group must not be affiliated with a national organization that has direct or indirect control over the community group. The community group must not be an academic institution. The community group must not be a political subdivision

stone wallGrant Limitations
TAG funds are available to community groups during the Remedial Investigation (RI) phase and the Remedial Action (RA) phase of a cleanup of a contaminated site. DEP will award a maximum of $10,000 for a single RI and a maximum of $10,000 for a single RA. DEP will not award a TAG to more than one community group at any one time for any contaminated site.

Application Procedures
The review process is internally conducted by the Manager of the Office of Community Relations.  The Site Remediation Program is responsible for the final determination.

For More Information or to Request an Application, Contact
Karen Kloo, Manager
Office of Community Relations
Site Remediation Program
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
609-777-1971
Karen.Kloo@dep.state.nj.us

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