Environmental Endowment for New Jersey, Inc.


The Environmental Endowment for New Jersey distributes funds from settlements of lawsuits brought to enforce compliance with the federal Clean Water Act. The projects funded must comply with the Court Orders entered in those cases and must have a clear and direct linkage to the waters impacted by the violations underlying the Clean Water Act enforcement cases.

Applicants should describe with as much specificity as possible how their project will mitigate environmental impacts on the watersheds identified below. Applicants should also specify the municipalities that will benefit from the project.

  • Environmental projects in and/or near the Kill Van Kull, the Arthur Kill, Newark Bay, Upper and Lower New York Bay and/or other waters in the tidally-related New York-New Jersey Harbor Complex.

  • Environmental projects in the vicinity of Spa Spring Creek, the Arthur Kill, Raritan Bay and/or tidally related waterways.

  • Environmental projects in the Delaware River Basin.

  • Environmental projects that have a direct benefit in or near the Delaware River watershed

  • Environmental projects in the municipalities that constitute the 37 Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners service area. Owner Municipalities: Belleville, Bloomfield, Clifton, East Rutherford (partially), East Newark, Garfield, Glen Ridge, Haledon, Harrison, Kearny (partially), Lodi, Lyndhurst (partially), Montclair, Newark, North Arlington (partially), Nutley, Orange, Passaic, Paterson, Prospect Park, Rutherford (partially), Wallington. Leasees: Bayonne, East Orange, Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Hawthorne, Jersey City, Little Falls, North Caldwell*, North Haledon, Saddle Brook, Totowa, Union City*, West Orange, West Paterson, Wyckoff*. *Those municipalities have some portion going through one of the others.

  • Environmental projects that have a direct connection to the Schuylkill River and its watershed.