New Jersey now has more funds for environmental initiatives thanks to three grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) totaling $16.7 million. A $15.9 million Performance Partnership Grant will be used to fund statewide programs to ensure safe drinking water, reduce pesticide risk and exposure from radon, and prevent and control water and air pollution and hazardous waste. A $547,000 Water Quality Planning Grant will enable the state to continue its water quality management planning program. Funds for monitoring water quality at the beach and notifying the public of any problems were provided in a $263,000 Beach Monitoring and Notification Program Implementation Grant. For the EPA press release, click here.