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Green Infrastructure Demonstration Showcase

Make your next big project a green infrastructure showcase!


Application Guidelines



Application form






A key feature of New Jersey Future’s Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure program is the advancement of demonstration projects that illustrate the powerful benefits of green stormwater infrastructure in public- and private-sector development or redevelopment projects.

New Jersey Future’s Green Infrastructure Demonstration Showcase will identify and support two high-profile green infrastructure demonstration projects – one public-sector and one private-sector – located in one of the William Penn Foundation Delaware River Initiative Areas of the Highlands of northwest New Jersey, or the broad area of southern New Jersey underlain by the Kirkwood or Cohansey aquifers.

Public and private-sector entities including developers, municipalities and nonprofits with projects located within these areas are encouraged to apply!

Project plans need not be fully engineered; concept plans are welcome and encouraged. What matters is that the project is “real” — with construction expected to start within two years — and that the project sponsor is willing to go the extra mile to add green infrastructure features that make the project a great example of how green infrastructure can protect water quality and confer triple-bottom-line (environmental, social and economic) benefits to the property owner and community.

Winners will receive:

  1. Design, finance and/or legal consulting services valued at approximately $10,000 to help develop detailed plans that demonstrate innovation and design excellence, as well as technical, financial and regulatory feasibility.
  2. Up to $5,000 of incentive funding to begin implementation and help remove any roadblocks that may exist. This funding will be used to provide targeted technical assistance or additional funding to existing government or developer consultants for plan review or revisions.
  3. Media exposure and other positive publicity through New Jersey Future’s website, social media, Future Facts electronic newsletter, and a press release circulated to local and regional media.

At New Jersey Future’s discretion, up to 85% of these funds may be used to reimburse the project sponsor for costs related to the design and implementation of a cutting edge, innovative project instead of using New Jersey Future’s consultants. 

To apply: Communities or organizations interested in applying to the Green Infrastructure Demonstration Showcase should follow the application guidelines and complete the online application form. Applications will be accepted through midnight Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Winners will be chosen by Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.

Questions? See our frequently asked questions or contact Kandyce Perry  (kperryatnjfuturedotorg)   at kperryatnjfuturedotorg.

New Jersey Future’s Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure program, funded with generous support from the William Penn Foundation, seeks to make green infrastructure the first choice for stormwater management in New Jersey. We do this in three ways: working with towns, working with developers and design professionals, and accelerating demonstration projects through this competition. 

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