CHeaP Grants Available from NJEDA: Stimulus Funds to Energize Combined Heat and Power Projects

If you are a NJ-based entity, do you have a power plant in the works? Are you thinking about a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant? If so, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has a grant for you if you act with alacrity. October 4, 2010, at 5:00 pm is the deadline for submitting an online solicitation for the competitive CHP grants. Grants are available for $450 per kW up to a maximum of $5 million per plant. All forms are available online.

It should be noted that grants cannot exceed 50% of the project. Upgrade projects are available for funding. However, the projects cannot come online before January 1, 2011, but must begin before September 30, 2011. And of course, the projects must be located in New Jersey.

The application fee is $500 with a closing fee of 1% of the approved grant. There are other fees and there are numerous eligibility requirements which should be checked carefully.

John H. Klock is a Director in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department.