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Enhanced Pay for Performance Incentives

Enhanced incentives equal to double of incentives #2 and #3 , not to exceed 80% of project cost, are available for equipment installed in buildings listed below.

Please refer to the application form for complete information.

The following facility types qualify:

  • Owned or operated by Municipalities or Counties
  • Owned or operated by K-12 public schools
  • Located within an Urban Enterprise Zone
  • Located within an Opportunity Zone
  • Affordable Housing

To qualify for this enhanced incentive, documentation as listed below should be provided with the Pay for Performance application demonstrating that the entity or building location meets at least one of the eligibility categories:

Eligibility Basis Criteria
Located in an Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) The building where equipment is or will be installed must be located within the bounds of an Urban Enterprise Zone. Please follow the steps below to confirm your facility is within the qualifying zone.

The building location must be checked against the NJ Community Asset Map.
1.    Enter the address of your building in the field at the top of the map.
2.    Under the Layers menu on the left side of the screen, scroll down to Urban Enterprise Zones and check to enable the layer.
3.    Print or save a screenshot of the page to include with your submission.

For the avoidance of doubt, companies do not need to become a Certified UEZ Business to be eligible for enhanced incentives from NJCEP.

Located in an Opportunity Zone (OZ) The building where equipment is or will be installed must be located within the bounds of an Opportunity Zone. Please follow the steps below to confirm your facility is within the qualifying zone.

The building location must be checked against the NJ Community Asset Map.
1.    Enter the address of your building in the field at the top of the map.
2.    Under the Layers menu on the left side of the screen, scroll down to Opportunity Zones and check to enable the layer.
3.    Print or save a screenshot of the page to include with your submission.

Owned or Operated by a Municipal Entity The building must be owned or operated by a Municipal Entity as evidenced by the name listed on the utility bill(s) for the building. If the name as shown on the utility bill(s) does not clearly delineate a Municipal Entity, other documentation may be accepted to demonstrate ownership on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Program Manager for specific guidance.

The Municipal Entity name must be recognized on the New Jersey Municipalities Search tool available at: https://www.nj.gov/nj/gov/direct/municipality.html.

Owned or  Operated by a County Entity The building must be owned or operated by a County Entity as evidenced by the name listed on the utility bill(s) for the building. If the name as shown on the utility bill(s) does not clearly delineate a County Entity, other documentation may be accepted to demonstrate ownership on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Program Manager for specific guidance.

Enhanced incentives for Counties apply to:

  • Buildings owned or operated by one of the counties listed here
    • This includes, among other things, buildings owned or operated by any “community college” listed here and authorities and commissions listed here.
Owned or Operated by a K-12 Public School The building must be owned or operated by a K-12 Public School as evidenced by the name listed on the utility bill(s) for the building. If the name as shown on the utility bill(s) do not clearly delineate a K-12 Public School, other documentation may be accepted to demonstrate ownership on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Program Manager for specific guidance.

The K-12 Public School name must be recognized on the New Jersey School Directory available at: https://homeroom5.doe.state.nj.us/directory/pub.php.

Affordable Housing Any multifamily housing that an official document identifies as participating in a federal, state, or local affordable housing program. This includes, by way of example only, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs listing of Affordable Housing available here: https://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes/publications/developments.html as well as official documents showing identification by the documents regarding New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, United States Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), and United States Housing and Urban Development (HUD).                        

 


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