Currently all funding has been awarded to approved projects. However, funding to continue operating the MIE Grant Program in the future has been requested from the I BOAT NJ Program and we are hopeful that it will be approved. We encourage you to submit your application, but review and approval of applications submitted will be contingent on the approval of our funding request. Projects conducted and expenses incurred prior to approval are not eligible for the MIE Grant Program.
The MIE Grant Program funds projects that help marinas maintain and achieve Clean Marina status and/or install vessel wash wastewater systems. We encourage projects that offer ways to reduce environmental impacts associated with recreational boating. Allowable expenses may include products that reduce or prevent environmental impacts, environmental enhancements and other expenses that directly help your facility meet or maintain the requirements of the New Jersey Clean Marina Program.
The grant recipient is required to provide matching funds. Proposals that also include in-kind donations of product and/or time are encouraged. Written estimates from suppliers must be included with application. Proposals which provide more than the minimum match are encouraged and will be viewed favorably by the Grant Review Committee. A grantee must keep accurate accounting records and must maintain the reporting schedule as specified in the grant agreement. Surplus funds are to be returned to the NJCSG unless the grantee has received prior approval to spend the funds on other projects. Funding is limited and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Projects conducted and expenses incurred prior to approval are not eligible for the MIE Grant Program
Applications will be accepted in the following categories:
Projects that implement BMPs up to $4,000. Some examples of qualified BMPS include:
Health and safety equipment (e.g. dustless sanders and respirators)
Oil absorbent pads, pillows and booms;
Fuel vent attachments;
Capturing used antifreeze from inboard engines;
Improving trash and recycling centers;
Installing low flow faucets, toilets and showerheads - WaterSense
Other innovative methods of reducing nonpoint source pollution.
Installation of stormwater control measures (amount to be determined) is based on facility layout. NJSGEP is partnering with Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program to implement innovative stormwater management demonstration projects at two New Jersey marinas. If you are interested in applying for funds to install stormwater control measures or to schedule a site visit, email Cindi Valkos or 732-872-1300 ext. 13.
Types of project expenses are NOT eligible the MIE Grant Program:
General operating funds, salaries, transportation, meals, lodging.
Projects conducted and expenses incurred prior to approval.
Funds are available for project-specific expenses only and cannot be used for general operating, administrative or over – head expenses.
The grant application is also available in pdf format on the MIE website. However, it must be printed and mailed to Cindi Valkos NJSGC 22 Magruder Rd Fort Hancock, NJ 07732 or faxed to 732-872-9573.
Each application will be evaluated for the following:
Its relevance to the priorities and objectives of the New Jersey Clean Marina Program;
Matching needs of facilities; and
Its budget explanation and justification.
The Final Report
The final report must be submitted before final payment will be made.
The final report must include:
A detailed project description.
The final expenditure report, copies of all receipts and documentation of the match obligations.
Photographic documentation (preferably digital photos or video) of the project. A hard copy of all materials should be submitted. The final report is due within one year after award is made unless previous arrangements are made with the NJMSC/NJSG.