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Welcome to the launch of our Jersey-Friendly Yards
School Certification Program!

In 2022, we are fortunate to be able to offer funding and guidance to two to three schools in the Barnegat Bay watershed to assist them with attaining Jersey-Friendly Schoolyard certification.

This Funding Opportunity for schools is part of a grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to the Barnegat Bay Partnership to develop the Jersey-Friendly Yards certification program.

To apply for funding, first submit your School Program Enrollment Form, then complete and submit the Funding Opportunity Application below.

Funding Opportunity Application

Certification School Funding Opportunity Application

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Have you already completed the Jersey-Friendly Yards (JFY) School Certification Enrollment Form?

If No – Please Stop Here! You must submit the enrollment form first.

Are you available for a brief phone interview or virtual meeting?
Will you allow a site visit by the Jersey-Friendly Yards Team to assess your Schoolyard as part of the grant application process?
Tell us how a Jersey-Friendly Schoolyard would support your curriculum. Describe your vision for your Jersey-Friendly Schoolyard (what you anticipate your Jersey-Friendly garden or landscape would look like).
assurance from your school administrator(s) supporting the implementation of a Jersey-Friendly Schoolyard on school grounds, and guaranteed commitment from your school grounds crew to assist with maintenance of your Jersey-Friendly Schoolyard garden when and where necessary, for at least 3 years.
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Are you, your school administrators and your school grounds crew willing to sign an agreement to maintain your Jersey-Friendly Schoolyard garden for at least 3 years?
Are you willing to capture and submit photo and/or video documentation of your planning, design and creation of your Jersey-Friendly Schoolyard project?
Are you willing to allow the Jersey-Friendly Yards Team to visit your school and document your experience planning, designing and creating your Jersey-Friendly Schoolyard through photos and/or videos?
Are you willing to have the Jersey-Friendly Yards Team provide a professional development program/workshop at your school once your Jersey-Friendly Yards Schoolyard project is complete?
Are you willing to play a lead role in professional development and other programs and workshops hosted by Jersey-Friendly Yards – sharing your experience planning, designing and creating your Jersey-Friendly Schoolyard, in an effort to inspire and assist others with their Jersey-Friendly Schoolyard endeavors?
Are you willing to allow installation of a sign designating your school a certified Jersey-Friendly Schoolyard?
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