Acquiring Access Programs
Coastal Access Toolkit
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Programs: Plan and Regulate for Access

What programs exist for towns to support and gain coastal access?

  • DEP 319(h) Non-Point Source Pollution Grants to conduct nonpoint source management in the 20 watershed management areas in New Jersey and develop remedial plans that can include appropriate improvements for public access.
  • Land Acquisition Programs—New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Acres/Blue Acres, Farmland Preservation, Historic Preservation Programs
  • The Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP): Established in 2002 to protect coastal and estuarine lands considered important for their ecological, conservation, recreational, historical or aesthetic values. Provides state and local governments with matching funds to purchase significant coastal and estuarine lands, or conservation easements on such lands, from willing sellers.