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2020 – 2022 Water Quality Restoration Grant Information & RFP

DEP is soliciting applications for a Request for Proposal (RFP) for State Fiscal Years 2020 - 2022 (SFY20-22) funding. This RFP was issued on Thursday December 30, 2021 for eligible nonpoint source (NPS) pollution control projects to be considered for funding under the Water Quality Restoration Grant Program. The RFP establishes different criteria for project eligibility based on federal requirements and State priorities; identifies specific administrative, procedural, and programmatic requirements for applicants; and provides timetables and deadlines for the grant application and related decision-making processes.

Deadline for Submission of proposal: Monday Feb 28, 2022

Public Information Sessions ▼

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a public information session to be held virtually on January 24, 2022 at 10am.

Location Date and Time Presentations
Meeting Link Monday, January 24, 2022
Time: 10am - 11am

Will be posted after the information session

Instructions for NJDEP SAGE

Application Information ▼

Applicants must submit their proposals electronically using NJDEP’s System for Administering Grants Electronically (NJDEP SAGE)

Applicants must follow the Registration Instructions on NJDEP SAGE’s login page at An email will be sent to you when you have been accepted into the system. Once logged in, you can navigate to the Training Materials link where an Authorized Official manual and a webinar is available for help. In addition, at the public information session there will be a presentation on how to use the system. If you have any questions regarding NJDEP SAGE, please contact Jennifer Noblejas, Contract Administrator, at

All proposals must be received in NJDEP SAGE by 5:00 pm EDT on Monday February 28, 2022, the application deadline.

For information about the 2020-2022 Water Quality Restoration Grant RFP, please contact Cathryn Schaffer at (609) 984-0921 or

For more information, please contact Kimberly Cenno, Bureau Chief,
Bureau of Environmental Analysis, Restoration and Standards at (609) 633-1441.

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