Education and Training
 Title I GrantsIDEA - $383,296,050 Education for Homeless Children and Youth - $908,581Education technology grants - $908,581 Work Study - $3,974,503 Pell Grants -  $507,100,000 WIA Training and Employment Services - $62,926,956 Vocational Rehab - $9,455,472Independent Living - $385,684Services for Older Americans Who Are Blind - $1,026,700 Senior Community Service Employment Program(SCSEP) -$3,300,000Wagner Peyser (Employment and Re-employment Services) - $10,662,171Americorps - $1,027,704

Subtotal for education and training $1,235,901,741

  • Title I Grants (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $239,793,189

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds flow to the state on a formula basis to redistribute to local districts based on a formula.

    Description
    Funds for school districts for disadvantaged children.  Funds for services for low performing students.

    Current Status
    A grant award notice of $91 million was received and school districts have incorporated the funds into their annual budgets.  Funds are being drawn down on a reimbursement basis to pay teachers' salaries and provide further services.

    Notes
    For listing of grant recipients in New Jersey, please see:  http://www.nj.gov/recovery/benefits/pdf/arra_t1_prelim.pdf
  • IDEA (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $383,296,050

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds flow to the state on a formula basis and are passed through to local districts via formula. This includes approximately $10 million IDEA Part C funds that go to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services for programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities.

    Description
    Funds for school districts for disadvantaged children.  Funds for services for low performing students.

    Current Status
    Funding award announced by US Dept of Ed and an award notice for 50% of the IDEA ARRA funds was received for IDEA basic and preschool.    Funds are being drawn down on a reimbursement basis as districts apply.

    Notes
    For listing of grant recipients in New Jersey, please see: http://www.nj.gov/recovery/benefits/pdf/idea.pdf
  • Education for Homeless Children and Youth
    Education for Homeless Children and Youth
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $908,581 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds flow to the state on a formula basis to award competitively to school districts.

    Description
    Funds are for school districts to provide services to homeless children

    Current Status
    Funding award announced by the US Dept of Educaiton. To date, over $57,000 have been expended. 

    Notes
    Funding amount listed is the award level announced by US Dept of Education.
  • Education Technology Grants
    Education Technology Grants
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $12,044,731 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Formula grants from Federal Government to the State Department of Education.  NJ DOE will distribute the funds via competitive grants.

    Description
    Program provides grants to school districts to improve student achievement through the use of technology.

    Current Status
    Funding award announced by US Dept of Education and NJ DOE's application process has begun. Applications were due 11/4/09.

    Notes
    Funding amount listed is the award level announced by US Dept of Education.  See http://www.nj.gov/cgi-bin/education/grants/gropps2.pl?string=recnum=01532&maxhits=1 for more information on how to apply.
  • Work Study
    Work Study
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $3,974,503 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Individual eligibility

    Description
    ARRA provides $490 million for colleges to support low and moderate-income undergraduate and graduate students who work while attending school.

    Current Status
    Funding award announced by US Dept of Ed; funds not yet received.

    Notes
    Funding amount listed is the award level announced by US Dept of Education. 
  • Pell Grants (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $507,100,000 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Individual eligibility

    Description
    Funds will retire the existing Pell Grants shortfall and increase the maximum Pell Grant to $5,350 up from $4,860 per student.

    Current Status
    No funds will be received by state agencies - individual eligibility only.

    Notes
    Funding amount listed is a Federal Funds Information for States estiamte.
  • Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Training and Employment Services
    Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Training and Employment Services
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $62,926,956 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds come to the state on a formula basis to redistribute through New Jersey's Workforce Investment Boards.

    Description
    Funding for job training for three groups: Low-income adults, dislocated workers, and youth.

    Current Status
    Funding award announced by US Dept of Labor; the state has drawn down over $26 million as of 3/24/10.

    Notes
    Funding amount listed represents actual U.S. Department of Labor awards.
  • Vocational Rehab
    Vocational Rehab
     Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $9,455,4726 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds come to the state on a formula basis to redistribute.  Also, a portion of the transitional housing assistance grants will be awarded competitively.

    Description
    State staff and vendors will provide services to workers with disabilities.

    Current Status
    50% of monies awarded 4/6/09. Remaining 50% to be awarded once a plan describing record keeping and reporting requirements is submitted and approved. Monies must be obligated by 9/30/11. To date, over $100,000 have been expended.

    Notes
    Funding allocation listed represents the award level announced by US Dept of Education. See http://www.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/statetables/09stbyprogram.xls  For these funds, about $7.6 goes to the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and $1.9 to the NJ Department of Human Service's Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. 
  • Independent Living
    Independent Living
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $385,684 - see notes

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

    Description
    To be used for independent living services for individauls with disabilies.

    Current Status
    Monies must be obligated by 9/30/11.  State has not yet drawn down federal funds.

    Notes
    Of the these funds, $308,547 go to NJ Department of Labor and Workfoce Development and $77,137 for the NJ Department of Human Services Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The funding amount listed represents actual awards.
  • Services for Older Americans Who are Blind
    Services for Older Americans Who are Blind
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $1,026,700 - see notes

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

    Description
    To provide independent living servies to older blind individuals

    Current Status
    Monies must be obligated by 9/30/11.  State has not yet drawn down federal funds.

    Notes
    The funding amount listed represents actual award amount.
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
    Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $3,300,000 - see notes

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

    Description
    Program provides low-income seniors with subsidized minimum wage jobs in govt or non-profits.

    Current Status
    Of the $3.3 million, NJ Deparment of Labor and Workfoce Development will receive about $670,000 and the rest will flow directly from the federal govt to non-profits in NJ. As of 3/10/10, the state has drawn down over $416,000 in federal funds.

    Notes
    Funding amount listed represents an estimate made by the Federal Funds Information for States.
  • Wagner Peyser (Employment and Re-employment Services)
    Wagner Peyser (Employment and Re-employment Services)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $10,662,171 - see notes

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

    Description
    Nationally, $150 million was made available for States'  employment services and $250 million was made available for re-employment services.

    Current Status
    Funds will be used to provide a variety of employment related labor exchange services including job search assistance, job referral, and placement assistance for job seekers, re-employment services to unemployment insurance claimants, and recruitment services to employers with job openings.

    Notes
    The funding amount listed represents an actual award. 
  • Americorps
    Americorps
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $1,027,704 - see notes

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds come to the state on a formula basis (based on population) and additionally through the federal competitive grant process.

    Description
    Funds to current grantees producing services including: energy efficiency of homes and public buildings, employment training, housing assistance and neighborhood improvement services.

    Current Status
    The New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service has awarded its $771,296 of formula grants to 7 applicants in New Jersey. The College of New Jersey also received a grant through the Federal competitive grant program totaling $256,408.

    Notes
    The funding amount listed represents an actual award. For a list of grant recipients in New Jersey, please see: http://www.state.nj.us/state/images/pdfs/ARRA.pdf