NJDEP formed the Environmental Claims Administration (ECA) program, financed by the state Spill Compensation
Fund (Spill Fund), to help innocent individuals, businesses and local governments suffering direct or indirect
damages from the discharge of hazardous substances. The Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund (HDSRF), which
provides financial assistance and grants for investigations and/or remediation of certain contaminated properties
and the Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Remediation, Upgrade and Closure Fund ("Petroleum UST Fund" or "UST Fund").
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has a program
that provides Technical Assistance Grants
to affected groups at Superfund sites. The purpose of these grants
is to assist citizens' groups in understanding technical information
that assesses potential hazards and the selection and design of
appropriate response actions at these sites.
NJDEP Introduces a Technical Assistance Grant Program
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announces the introduction of a Technical Assistance Grant program. The program provides funding to nonprofit community groups to employ independent Licensed Site Remediation Professionals as technical advisors to perform activities to improve the public’s understanding of environmental conditions and remediation of contaminated sites in their communities.