New Jersey’s fiscal year 2023 budget includes a direct appropriation of $75 million to the New Jersey Schools Development Authority to provide funding for projects related to emergent and capital maintenance needs, according to a broadcast from the New Jersey Department of Education.

This funding is available to SDA districts and regular operating districts to address emergent projects as well as capital maintenance projects. Districts can use these funds for emergent or capital maintenance projects or to offset appropriate project costs incurred this fiscal year.

Two documents, both available on the New Jersey Department of Education Office of School Facilities webpage, are linked below:

  1. An NJDOE chart identifying the funding available to your district for appropriate project costs.
  2. A certification to be signed by the district superintendent or business administrator stating that the funds provided will be used by the district for the purposes outlined above, which includes a project listing form (Attachment A) for the district to identify project(s) for which the funds would be utilized.

Upon submission to the SDA of a duly executed certification, the SDA and NJDOE will review the project(s) identified by the district on Attachment A to confirm that the scope represents an eligible emergent project and/or a capital maintenance project. After such confirmation, the SDA will provide the identified funds to the district through electronic transfer.

For further instructions on how to submit the certification, accounting guidance and more, refer to the full broadcast.