Social Assistance Programs
 Neighborhood Stabilization ProgramHome Investment Partnership Program $61,243,670Public Housing Capital Funds - $104,165,767Homelessness Prevention/Rapid re-housing (formerly referred to as Emergency Shelter Grants) $40,919,501Community Development Block Grants $4,470,904Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps) $297,000,000Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Admin Funding $4,470,904Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) $2,710,244TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) $2,172,264TEFAP Admin funds $544,427School-Based Lunch Equipment $1,859,763UI Benefits Extension 2017000000UI Federal Additional Compensation (FAC) $485,800,000UI Modernization Act - $206,800,000UI Modernization Act (Admin) $14,800,000Temporary Assistance for States with Advances $22,362,786Child Care and Development Block Grant $34,106,014 Head Start $12,083,000Child Support Enforcement $63,300,000Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) emergency fund Up to $202 million or 50% of NJ's TANF block grantSenior Nutrition Programs $2,770,000Immunizations $5,936,031Community Services Block Grant $27,391,962

Subtotal $3,808,152,306

  • Neighborhood Stabilization Program (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    *TBD*

    How do the funds flow?
    Awarded competitively by U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  There is $2 billion available nationally for this program

    Description
    Funds are intended to stabilize neighborhoods impacted by high levels of abandonment and foreclosure.

    Current Status
    These funds will be awarded competitively.  HUD published notice on May 4, 2009 and applications were due by 17 July, 2009. 

    Notes
    Funds will be awarded competitively.  See HUD's website for more information on the program nationally: http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/RECOVERY/programs/NEIGHBORHOOD_STABILIZATION
  • Tax Credit Assistance Program (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $61,243,670 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds come to the state on a formula basis to redistribute

    Description
    Funds to be used for housing development subsidies of which a large portion is directed to low income housing tax credit allocating agencies to be used to provide gap financing for the low-income housing tax credit.

    Current Status
    HMFA has announced the reservation of $20.6 million of the funds for projects - subject to federal approval.  All the funds must be allocated by February 16, 2012.

    Notes
    The funding allocation listed is HUD's actual award announcement.  See HUD's website for more information on the program nationally: http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/RECOVERY/programs/TAX
  • Public Housing Capital Funds
    Public Housing Capital Funds
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $104,165,767

    How do the funds flow?
    Federal funds flow directly to local public housing agencies.

    Description
    Funds to carry out capital and management improvement programs in public housing.

    Current Status
    Renovations and construction efforts are ongoing throughout New Jersey.

    Notes
    The funding allocation listed is HUD's actual award announcement.  See http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/RECOVERY/programs/CAPITAL_FORMULA for the overall state funding.
  • Homelessness Prevention/Rapid re-housing (formerly referred to as Emergency Shelter Grants) (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $40,919,501 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Formula to various agencies throughout State; portion of funds ($10,221,710) go to state to redistribute and balance of funds go directly to NJ municipalities and counties.

    Description
    Funds can be used for development and expansion of shelters, short and medium-term rental assistance, case management, housing search and placement services, etc.

    Current Status
    To date, the state has drawn down $327,596.

    Notes
    The funding allocation listed is HUD's actual award announcement.  For more information and a listing of grantees, please visit HUD's website at: http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/RECOVERY/programs/HOMELESSNESS
  • Community Development Block Grants (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $26,744,109 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    A portion of the funds come to the state ($1.9m) to redistribute and the remainder to local entitlement entities. See status and notes columns.

    Description
    Funds enable local governments to undertake a wide range of activities intended to create suitable living environments, provide decent affordable housing and create economic opportunities, primarily for persons of low and moderate income.

    Current Status
    The $1,945,374 was made available for the state to draw down in early September and the NJ Department of Community Affairs has disbursed $388,000 to its sub-recipients in the state as of 3/24/10.

    Notes
    The funding allocation listed is HUD's actual award announcement. To view HUD's award recipients in NJ, please see: http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/RECOVERY/programs/COMMUNITY. To view the Department of Community Affairs award recipients, please see: http://www.nj.gov/recovery/programs/cdbg_program_criteria.html
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps) (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $297,000,000 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds come to the state on a formula basis to redistribute

    Description
    These funds increased food stamp benefits by approximately $30 a month for individuals who qualified.  The increase makes the average monthly household payment $276.

    Current Status
    Increase in SNAP benefits in NJ have gone into effect.

    Notes

    The funding allocation listed is based on Federal Funds Information for States estimates.
  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Admin Funding (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $4,470,904 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds come to the state on a formula basis to redistribute

    Description
    Funds provide increased adminitrative support to states to offset their costs for implementation of increased benefits as well as to offset administration costs due to rapid caseload growth.

    Current Status
    Funds announced to the 21 county welfare agencies (CWA) on April 3, 2009.   A total of $2,794,315 is available to the CWAs in CY 2009 and $1,676,589 in CY 2010.

    Notes
    The funding allocation listed represents a Deparment of Human Services figure.
  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)
    Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $2,710,244 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Thes funds come to the state via formula from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The United Way of America, which serves as EFSP Executive Secretariat, administers the distribution of EFSP funds to local social service agencies

    Description
     Funds are used for a broad range of services, including: mass shelter, mass feeding, food distribution and transition assistance from shelters to stable living conditions.

    Current Status
    Funds announced on April 9. 

    Notes
    The funding allocation listed is based on FEMA awards. See http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/efs_p/2009.shtm
  • TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program)
    TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $2,172,264

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds and commidities come to the state based on a federal formula to redistribute.

    Description
    NJ will be eligible to receive an additional amount of federal commodities for the Commodity Assistance Program.

    Current Status
    State has not yet received any funds or commodities.  However, the State has begun the planning to expend these funds.

    Notes
    Funding estimate is based on award information shared with the NJ Deptarment of Agriculture by the federal government.
  • TEFAP Administrative Funds
    TEFAP Administrative Funds
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $1,093,340

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds and commidities come to the state based on a federal formula to redistribute.

    Description
    Federal funding to assist with the additional warehousing costs for the new TEFAP ARRA-supported commodities.  The state received $544,427 for FY09 and $548,913 for FY10.

    Current Status
    The state has expended all of the FY09 dollars and will begin spending FY10 dollars during the first quarter of FY10.

    Notes
    Funding estimate is based on award information shared with the NJ Deptarment of Agriculture by the federal government.
  • State Child Nutrition Program
    State Child Nutrition Program
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $1,859,763- see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds come to the state on a formula basis to redistribute

    Description
    NJ awarded over 90 grants to low-income schools to purchase food service equipment.

    Current Status
    The U.S. Deptartment of Agriculture has transferred the funds to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.  To date, the Department has drawn down $1,450,063.

    Notes
    The funding allocation represents the actual award of funds from the USDA.
  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits Extension
    Unemployment Insurance Benefits Extension
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $2,017,000,000- see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Individual eligibility

    Description
    The Recovery Act amends the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 to provide for the continuation of temporary, extended, unemployment benefits and an additional 13 weeks for individuals living in states with a high unemployment rate.

    Current Status
    The NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development continues to pay eligible individuals benefits. Thus far, $1.28 billion has been drawn down for Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) and $36.1 million was drawn down for Extended Benefits (EB).

    Notes
    The funding allocation listed is based on a NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development estimate. 
  • Unemployment Insurance (UI) Federal Additional Compensation (FAC)
    Unemployment Insurance (UI) Federal Additional Compensation (FAC)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $485,800,000 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Formula/individual eligibility

    Description
    States may voluntarily enter into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to provide an increase in both regular and extended unemployment benefits by $25 a week through December 2009, with full reimbursement by the federal government.

    Current Status
    The $25 supplemental checks have been sent to UI claimants since the week ending Februay 28, 2009.  Thus far, $81.9 million was drawn down for FAC.

    Notes
    The funding allocation lised is based on a NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development estimate. 
  • Unemployment Insurance Modernization Act
    Unemployment Insurance Modernization Act
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $206,823,364 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Formula distribution for states that are eligible.

    Description
    A total of $7 billion is available (nationally) in incentive payments for States who enact specific reforms designed to increase UI coverage among low-wage, part-time and other jobless workers.

    Current Status
    $206.8 million incentive payment was deposited into the UC Trust Fund on March 27, 2009.

    Notes
    The funding allocation listed is based on information given to the state from the U.S. Department of Labor. 
  • UI Modernization Act (Administrative)
    UI Modernization Act (Administrative)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $14,800,000 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Formula distribution

    Description
    $500 million in administrative funding to all states

    Current Status
    $14.8 million was deposited into the UC Trust Fund on February 27, 2009.

    Notes
    The funding allocation listed is the actual receipt of the funds.
  • Temporary Assistance for States with Advances
    Temporary Assistance for States with Advances
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $22,362,786 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Based on state loans and state need

    Description
    ARRA waives accrual of interest and interest payments on state loans from the Federal Unemployment Account used to pay State UI benefits.

    Current Status
    *TBD*

    Notes
    The funding amount listed is a Center for American Progress estimate.
  • Child Care and Development Block Grant (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $34,106,014 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds come to the state on a formula basis to redistribute

    Description
    Funds to provide child care services to low-income children with working parents.

    Current Status
    To date, the state has drawn down over $16 million.

    Notes
    The funding amount listed is based on the award notice from the federal government.  See http://transparency.cit.nih.gov/RecoveryGrants/grant.cfm?grant=childcare for more information.
  • Head Start
    Head Start
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $12,083,000

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds flow directly from the federal government to local head start providers.

    Description
    Funds to increase Head Start enrollment.

    Current Status
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services put out additional details on 4/2/09 (See http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/04/20090402a.html) but the official state award is not yet public.

    Notes
    The funding allocation listed is based on an estimate by the Federal Funds Information for States. 
  • Child Support Enforcement
    Child Support Enforcement
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $63,300,000

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds come to the state on a formula basis to redistribute

    Description
    The Recovery Act allows NJ to draw down additional federal dollars to help collect child support payments owed to families.

    Current Status
    To date, the state has expended approximately $44 million from this fund.

    Notes
    The funding estimate is based on information from the NJ Department of Human Services and the Federal Funds Information for States.
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Fund
    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Fund
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    Up to $202 million or 50% of NJ's TANF block grant - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Based upon state need

    Description
    The ARRA creates a new TANF Emerrgency Fund of up to $5 billion to assist states to serve more families seeking employment and other forms of assistance during the current economic downturn. To be eligible, a state must demonstrate an increase in the number of TANF families receiving assistance or an increase in expenditures on employment subsidies or short-term, one-time benefits in at least one quarter during fiscal years 2009 or 2010.  Funds are subject to the same provisions and restrictions as other TANF dollars.

    Current Status
    To date, the state has drawn down over $7 million from this fund.

    Notes
    It does not appear that NJ qualifies under two of the three funding catagories based upon current caseload and spending statistics.
  • Seniors, Disabled Vets and Suplemental Security Income (SSI) (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $376,718,500 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Individual eligibility

    Description
    This program provides a one-time payment of $250 dollars to retirees, disabled individuals, and SSI receipents receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration, Railroad Retirement beneficiaries, and disable veterans receiving benefits from the U.S Department of Veterans Affiars

    Current Status
    All checks should have been received by eligible citizens by June 4, 2009

    Notes
    The funding amount listed is based on an estimate by the Center for American Progress.
  • Senior Nutrition Programs
    Senior Nutrition Programs
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $2,770,000

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds come to the state via formula  to redistribute to the County Area Agencies on Aging.

    Description
    These funds help fund two nutrition programs for seniors: Meals on Wheels and congregate meal programs.

    Current Status
    To date, New Jersey has distributed $476,950 to Area Agencies on Aging.

    Notes
    For more information on the federal program, please see: http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/programs/aoa/arra.html 
  • Immunizations (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $5,936,031 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds come to the state on a formula basis to redistribute.

    Description
    These funds help pay for the delivery  of vaccines to underinsured children.

    Current Status
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced awards on 4/9/09; the state has not yet received the funds.

    Notes
    The funding amount listed is based on an award notice (4/9/09) by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. See http://transparency.cit.nih.gov/RecoveryGrants/grant.cfm?grant=vaccines for more information.
  • Community Services Block Grant (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $27,391,962

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds come to the state on a formula basis to redistribute to Community Action Agencies.

    Description
    Grants to local Community Action Agenices (CAA) to support employment, food, housing, and healthcare efforts serving those at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines. 

    Current Status
    To date, $8,412,281 has been distributed to the CAAs.

    Notes
    The funding amount listed is based on the actual award given to the state.  See http://transparency.cit.nih.gov/RecoveryGrants/grant.cfm?grant=csbg for more information.