NJ awards $ 75 million in grants for school facilities statewide


GARFIELD – New Jersey school districts are receiving a combined $ 75 million from the state to help cover the costs of emerging needs, capital maintenance and pandemic mitigation of their buildings, Gov. Phil said on Friday. Murphy and other officials.

“We share a commitment not only to upholding our state’s place as the home of the top-ranked public education system in the country, but also to ensuring that every child and every community has a place under this banner.” , Murphy said. “And that includes safe and modern schools. And we share a commitment to keeping our communities affordable for working families and seniors. “

What about my city? Here is the full list of grants, district by district.

Murphy made the announcement during a press conference at Christopher Columbus School in Garfield. The Bergen County School District receives $ 853,224 through the allowance as it is one of 31 state systems included in the Abbott v. School funding litigation series. Burke.

State funding includes $ 50 million for these 31 systems, known as Schools Development Authority districts. These grants range from $ 202,239 for Salem to $ 6,455,930 for Newark.

All other districts share the remaining $ 25 million, with at least a small amount for each district – as low as $ 110 for the Hunterdon County Educational Services Commission to $ 393,418 for Edison.

“Every dollar will be invested in projects, large and small, to ensure that our school buildings can meet the needs of the future,” said Murphy. “But what’s more, every dollar in these funds is a dollar in property tax relief. Every dollar distributed is a dollar that school boards do not have to charge local taxpayers.

Funding for subsidies comes from the state budget and not from loans. The state Department of Education and the School Development Authority have been developing a formula for distributing funds since June.

Michael Symons is the State House bureau chief for New Jersey 101.5. Contact him at michael.symons@townsquaremedia.com.

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