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School and Small Business Energy Efficiency Stimulus Program

Important Notice:

At this time, all funding has been committed, and the program is closed.  For the purpose of clarity, if your project previously submitted an initial application but has not yet submitted all required supporting documentation, the program is no longer accepting complete packages from these projects since all funds have been committed.  Any applicant that submitted a complete application package before the program closed, but does not receive a letter approving the application, will have their application kept on file.  If additional funding becomes available, those customers will be contacted in order of application receipt.

 

Last updated: March 27, 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.

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
   

     

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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