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Sustainable Jersey Municipal Grants, Tech Coaching & Running Effective Virtual Meetings

April 3, 2020

Sustainable Jersey offers many grant funding resources and tech training for the “new norm”. Check out their site to learn more on the following topics.

Municipal Technology Coaching
Sustainable Jersey is now offering technical assistance to local governments looking to implement online strategies for engaging the public, providing critical information, and holding remote public meetings. Specifically, we are matchmaking tech-savvy coaches (volunteers and staff) with local governments looking for advice on which tool to use, help with specific questions, or general help on how to get started with any of these strategies.

Assistance requests can be submitted by completing the form here.  If you are tech-savvy and would like to volunteer your time to assist with these requests, sign up here.

Running Effective Virtual Public Meetings Webinar
The current COVID-19 crisis has forced local governments to adapt to the way they interact with their residents. Public meetings are a perfect example of such technological adaptations. This webinar will feature municipalities across New Jersey, large and small, using virtual technologies to host online public meetings, how they handle public participation, and more.
Friday, April 17 2020, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Register Here

2020 Certification Application Cycle

Sustainable Jersey operates on a once a year submission cycle, with an initial certification application submission deadline. Only those applicants that submit by the initial deadline will be considered for certification that year.  See the chart below for details on the structure and timing of the application cycle.

Note: Any actions that are marked approved an expire after the initial submission deadline do not need to be updated in your application.  Once the application is submitted, these actions will be set to expire at the end of the year.

Application Deadline Changed to Sunday, June 14

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 disruptions in municipal activities, the timeline for certification in 2020 has been adjusted.  The initial deadline has been changed from May 17 to June 14.  Municipalities that submit by June 14 will be guaranteed two rounds of review on their application to meet the deadline for certification and be recognized at the Sustainable Jersey Annual Luncheon.  If a municipality is not ready to submit its application by June 14, but does apply by July 30, Sustainable Jersey will make every effort to review the application and provide feedback so that additional updates can be submitted by the September resubmission deadline.

Learn More here