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School and Small Business Energy Efficiency Stimulus Program

Important Notice:

Following a successful Fiscal Year 2022, 85% of program funding has been committed for projects from the total $180 million in funds. Program funding availability is limited for HVAC projects and Noncompliant Plumbing Fixtures and Appliance projects. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. Funds are committed to applicants on a first come, first served basis until all funding is exhausted and is not guaranteed for projects in the pipeline. Grants will be awarded to projects that meet all program requirements as part of a complete application package.

Last updated: January 10, 2023

On August 24, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the School and Small Business Energy Efficiency Stimulus Program Fund as P.L. 2021, c. 200 (“Law”). This Law funds two distinct programs: 1) the School and Small Business Ventilation and Energy Efficiency Verification and Repair (SSB-VEEVR) Program; and 2) the School and Small Business Noncompliant Plumbing Fixture and Appliance (SSB-NPFA) Program.

These programs provide grants to improve air quality and energy performance in schools and small businesses through the repair, maintenance, upgrade, replacement, and installation of certain HVAC systems, and the installation of energy efficient and water-conserving appliances. These programs will improve the health and safety of schools and small businesses while creating jobs for labor-intensive projects. Learn more and sign up for an upcoming webinar.

ELIGIBILITY

Boards of Education 

Women and Minority-Owned
Small Businesses
  • Public Schools
  • County vocational schools, or
  • Charter schools
  • Certified by the State as M/WBE,
  • Independently owned and operated,
  • Employing <100 full-time employees, AND
  • Grossing no more than $12M annually

GRANT FUNDING
The programs pay for up to 75% of the cost to repair and/or replace equipment. 75% of program funds will be awarded to schools and small businesses located in underserved communities. The Program Guides (SSB-VEEVR and SSB-NPFA) offer more details on funding requirements, eligible work, and a list of eligible underserved communities.

HVAC
(SSB-VEEVR)
Plumbing and Appliances
(SSB-NPFA)
  • System maintenance or replacement
  • HVAC Assessment/Verification
  • Adjustment of ventilation rates
  • Filter replacement
  • Installation of CO2 monitor
  • Low-flow devices
  • Toilets/Urinals
  • Commercial Dishwashers
  • Clothes Washer
  • Icemakers
   

HOW TO APPLY
The program guides above provide more detailed information on the program funding and available equipment. The application forms below contain detailed instructions to help you start your project. If you are applying for multiple buildings for either HVAC or Plumbing and Appliance, utilize the Multi-Site Building Worksheet. Program worksheets are also available to assist project development. Applications and worksheets should be emailed to SSBStimulus@NJCleanEnergy.com.

Applications

 


Worksheets

 
 

 RESOURCES

Looking for a Testing and Balancing Technician?  The following organizations certify testing and balancing professionals.

Minority and/or Women Business Enterprises (M/WBE)
Small Business participants must be a Minority and/or Woman Business Enterprise (M/WBE). To be recognized as an M/WBE, a small business must be registered with the State of New Jersey. New Jersey’s website can guide you through the process of becoming a certified M/WBE.

Learn more about Indoor Air Quality in Schools

QUESTIONS
If you have additional questions, please contact us at 866-657-6278 or by email at SSBStimulus@NJCleanEnergy.com.


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