Qualified applicants are defined as New Jersey municipalities, New Jersey counties, New Jersey authorities, accredited higher education institutions, public interest research groups, and/or professional services providers who have completed at least one municipal, county, or New Jersey state government long-term strategic action plan focused economic revitalization.
Applicants must clearly articulate how their respective plans will position the GRM to activate projects as part of an overall economic development strategy. Applicants should also articulate how the plans will enhance local civic capacity to attract socially responsible investment. Proposals must clearly demonstrate a viable path to implementation and show a collaborative stakeholder engagement process.
Applicants may submit multiple individual applications where each individual application is focused on one GRM. Each applicant must provide a letter of support from the Chief Executive of the GRM which will be the subject of the applicant’s proposed plan. A GRM municipality may propose to author a plan. This will not preclude the Chief Executive of the GRM from issuing additional letters of support to other applicants.