Changes in bold represent changes from Phase 1 and 2 of the program
In all phases, eligible entities may receive reimbursement-based grants from $100,000 to $2,000,000 to support costs associated with the bulk purchasing of meals from New Jersey-based restaurants. In Phase 3, grantees may use up to 10% of their grant award toward direct organizational costs associated with the implementation of Sustain & Serve NJ limited to:
- Staff salaries and fringe (proportionate to the amount of staff time dedicated to the program)
- Mileage for meal deliveries completed by the grantee organization
- Payments to vendors that assist with monitoring and invoicing meal purchases (e.g., an accounting or professional services firm)
- Supplies needed to operate the program
All other funds must be used for the purchase of meals from participating New Jersey-based restaurants, with reimbursement capped at $12 per meal in Phase 3, increased from $10 per meal in Phases 1 and 2.
Once the Authority receives all applications, if the total amount grant funding requested among all eligible applications exceeds the funding available for this program, the Authority will prorate grant awards based upon the amount determined by staff for each eligible applicant, reducing all grant awards to reflect an eligible applicant’s share of the eligible pool. If the pool of available funds for Sustain and Serve NJ awards cannot be prorated such that each grantee would receive a minimum $100,000 award, the Authority will split the funds equally across all eligible applicants.
List of Phase 1, 2 and 3 grantees can be found in the below press releases:
30 New Jersey Nonprofits To Receive $17.5 Million In Grants Through New Phase Of NJEDA Program Supporting Restaurants And Families In Need
NJEDA to Award $20 Million in Grants to 29 Entities Statewide Through Phase 2 of Sustain & Serve NJ
NJEDA to Award $14 Million in Grants to 27 Entities Statewide Through Sustain & Serve NJ