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Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund (HDSRF) - Child Care Facility Grant Application

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) are pleased to provide you with the HDSRF Child Care Facility Grant. HDSRF Child Care Facility Grants are available to an existing (or prospective) owner or operator of a child care facility that is licensed or who has applied for a license with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) pursuant to P.L.1983, c.492 (C.30:5B-1 et seq). A grant reimbursement up to a maximum amount of $1500 is available to those child care facilities that submit a complete Preliminary Assessment (PA). The Department will award funding based on the cost to produce the PA.

Please note that Site Investigation (SI)/Remedial Investigation (RI) costs and NJDEP fees are not eligible for this grant. Please submit an invoice from the environmental consultant or Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) that completed the PA report to assist the Department in determining the amount of the award.

How to apply

The HDSRF Child Care Facility Grant Application form, along with all required attachments must be submitted in order to initiate the grant process. Instructions for completing the form are available for your review. FAQs on child care grants are also available for your information.

Please allow at least 4 weeks for processing of the grant application. All deficiencies identified by the Department must be resolved within 60 days or the application will be deemed withdrawn. If your application is withdrawn, you must reapply by resubmitting the grant application.

Once an application is processed, you will receive a Financial Assistance Agreement (FAA) along with a State of New Jersey Payment Voucher form in the mail. Please sign and return two original copies of each form within 60 days of receipt. Once the completed FAA and Payment Voucher form are received by the NJDEP you will receive the child care grant reimbursement in approximately 8 weeks.

For information on how to apply, please contact the Office of Community Relations by calling 609-984-3081.

To check the status of your grant application, please call 609-777-0899.

The NJDEP and NJEDA look forward to working with you.

 

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