Infrastructure and Energy
 Weatherization Assistance Program - $118,821,296 State Energy Program - $73,643,000Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants - $75,468,200 Highway Infrastructure Investment - $651,774,000Transit Capital - $424,000,000Clean Water State Revolving Fund - $160,146,900Drinking Water State Revolving Fund - $43,154,000 Health Information Technology - TBDU.S. Army Corps of Engineers - $51,259,000Brownfields Investigation and Cleanup Grants - $1,800,000Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants - $1,730,000Hazardous Substance Superfund Grants - Up to $160 millionLeaking Underground Storage Tanks Trust Fund - $4,800,000U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - $28,644,000

Subtotal for infrastructure $1,635,240,396

  • Weatherization Assistance Program (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $118,821,296

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds come to the state on a formula basis for the state to redistribute to local programs and for training

    Description
    Funds can be used to weatherize and seal homes to make them more energy efficient. State passes through the funds to Community Action Programs.

    Current Status
    The State's application to the US Dept of Energy was approved on July 10.  With the approval of the application, 50% of the funds are now available for program use.  To date, over $12 million has been expended.

    Notes
    Actual funding allocation provided by US Dept of Energy. See http://www.energy.gov/newjersey.htm. Reference NJDCA website for State Plan: http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/docs/wapdraftarraplan.pdf
  • State Energy Program (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $73,643,000

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

    Description
    Funds intended to promote energy conservation, reduce the rate of growth for energy demand and reduce dependence on imported oil.

    Current Status
    The state received approval by the US Dept of Energy for its State Plan on August 25, 2009 and has already obligated over $20 million for renewable energy projects around the state.

    Notes
    Actual funding allocation provided by US Dept of Energy. See http://www.energy.gov/newjersey.htm
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $75,468,200

    How do the funds flow?
    A portion of the funds ($14.4m) flow from the federal government to the state to redistribute. The rest of funds flow directly from US Dept of Energy to 70 NJ municipalities and counties. See notes.

    Description
    Funds intended to assist states and local governements in implementing strategies to reduce their total energy use.

    Current Status
    The state is in the process of finalizing an application for these funds.

    Notes
    Of the $75 million, $14.4 million is for the state to distribute and the remainder is distributed directly by the US Dept of Energy to 70 local municipalities and counties in NJ. Funding allocation reflects US Dept of Energy allocation figure. See http://www.energy.gov/newjersey.htm. Qualified municipalities for state distributed funds can visit http://www.state.nj.us/bpu/agenda/announcements/arra.html for more information.
  • Highway Infrastructure Investment (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $651,774,000

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds flow to the state on a formula basis and are distributed to projects.

    Description
    Of the $652 million, about $469 million has been allocated for projects by the NJ DOT and $164 million allocated for projects by the three Municipal Planning Organizations in NJ. The remaining $19.5 million is set aside to fund transportation enhancement projects. Of the $652 million, the State has actually expended over $104 million as of 12/16/09. The MPOs and the NJ legislature (Joint Budget Oversight Committee) had to approve the project lists for both the $469 million in funding as well as the $164 million. NJ DOT accepted applications for the remaining $19.5 in ARRA funds for transportation enhancement through May 13, 2009 and awarded those grants on 8/13/09.

    Current Status
    Of the $652 million, about $469 million has been allocated for projects by the NJ DOT and $164 million allocated for projects by the three Municipal Planning Organizations in NJ. The remaining $19.5 million is set aside to fund transportation enhancement projects. Of the $652 million, the State has expended over $158 million as of 3/24/10. The MPOs and the NJ legislature (Joint Budget Oversight Committee) had to approve the project lists for both the $469 million in funding as well as the $164 million. NJ DOT accepted applications for the remaining $19.5 in ARRA funds for transportation enhancement through May 13, 2009 and awarded those grants on 8/13/09.

    Notes
    To view NJDOT's ARRA projects, please see http://nj.gov/recovery/transparency/certifications/pdf/1511_090806.pdf. All of these projects can be viewed using the map feature on this website's home page. To view the recipients of the Transportation Enhancement Grants please see http://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/2009/approved/20090813b.html. To view a list of the contractors awarded these projects, please see: http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/business/procurement/ConstrServ/awards10.shtm
  • Transit Capital and Fixed Guideway (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $424,000,000

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

    Description
    NJ Transit/NJ DOT have selected and announced the projects that will be awarded with these funds.  ARRA expenses of $99.3 million have been accrued as of 10/30/09.  NJ legislature (Joint Budget Oversight Committee) approved the projects on 4/7/09.

    Current Status
    NJ Transit/NJ DOT have selected and announced the projects that will be awarded with these funds. ARRA expenses of $125.4 million have been accrued as of 12/31/09. NJ legislature (Joint Budget Oversight Committee) approved the projects on 4/7/09.
  • Clean Water State Revolving Fund (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $160,146,900

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

    Description
    Funds for grants and loans to help communities upgrade wastewater treatment systems.

    Current Status
    The EPA approved of the State Plan on September 1, 2009. The state has moved forward with grant awards and construction. To date, over $13 million has been expended.

    Notes
    To view the projects approved for funding, please view http://www.state.nj.us/dep/arra/docs/arra_cw_2009.pdf. The chart is updated weekly.
  • Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $43,154,000

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

    Description
    Funds for grants and loans for drinking water infrastructure.

    Current Status
    The EPA approved of the State Plan on September 1, 2009. The state has moved forward with grant awards and construction. To date, over $5 million has been expended.

    Notes
    To view the projects approved for funding, please view http://www.state.nj.us/dep/arra/docs/arra_dw_2009.pdf. This chart is updated weekly.
  • Health IT (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?
    Competitive grants for states, non-profits and private institutions.

    Description
    Funds are intended to support and accelerate health care providers’ efforts to become meaningful users of Electronic Health Records.

    Current Status
    New Jersey received an award of $11.4 million on March 15, 2010 to support the efforts of the New Jersey Health Information Exchange program.

    Notes
    Please see: http://www.nj.gov/recovery/grant/hi_exchange.html for more details.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $51,259,000

    How do the funds flow?
    Project determinations made by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). No allocation is made to the state or local entities.

    Description
    $34,356,000 is for routine USACE construction funding with state cost sharing and $16,903,000 is for USACE Civil Works Operation and Maintenance activities with no required state cost share.

    Current Status
    Projects have been specified and in some cases construction has begun. All of the projects and project timetables are determined by the USACE.

    Notes
    Funding allocation cited is a USACE figure.
  • Brownfield Investigation and Cleanup Grants
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $1,800,000

    How do the funds flow?
    Grantees are selected by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through a competitive process, and awards are made directly to the grantees. States do not participate in the selection or award process.

    Description
    Funds are for the assessment and cleanup of brownfield sites to promote their redevelopment and reuse.

    Current Status
    Award amount listed is based on an announcement made by the EPA.  For a listing of awardees in New Jersey, please visit http://www.nj.gov/recovery/infrastructure/bicg.html 

    Notes
    Award amount listed is based on an announcement made by the EPA.
  • Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $1,730,000

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds flow to the state via formula from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    Description
    NJDEP will use the $1.73 million direct allocation for tailpipe retrofits of construction equipment to reduce particulate matter emissions. Specifically, the funds will be used to retrofit non-road diesel vehicles/equipment used on state sponsored construction projects.

    Current Status
    The NJDEP has received the funds from the EPA and has drawn down over $256,000 to date.
  • Hazardous Substance Superfund Grants
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    Up to $160 million

    How do the funds flow?
    Grantees are selected by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the EPA manages the projects. States do not participate in the process.

    Description
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Wednesday, April 16, up to $160 million in new funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for eight Superfund sites in New Jersey. The money will be used to start new cleanup projects or continue remedial work already underway at the sites.

    Current Status
    Projects have been specified and in some cases work has begun.

    Notes
    Award amount listed is based on an announcement made by the EPA. Final allocation will be determined by the complexity of the work.
  • Leaking Underground Storage Tanks Trust Fund
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $4,800,000

    How do the funds flow?
    New Jersey received its share based on a Federal Formula.

    Description
    The federal Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund provides states with grant funding to oversee and conduct the cleanup of discharges resulting from underground storage tanks. The largest single group of USTs covered by this program contains motor fuel at gasoline service stations and commercial establishments.

    Current Status
    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently engaged contractors with funds from the stimulus measure to begin remedial work at two sites: Eric’s Main Street Mobil in Flemington and P&R Petroleum in Northfield City. These are the first two of 16 planned site cleanups using funds allocated to New Jersey under the Recovery Act.  To date, over $16,000 has been expended in this effort.
  • U.S Department of the Interior - National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $28,644,000

    How do the funds flow?
    All project decisions and allocations are made by the federal agency tasked with carrying out the project.

    Description
    Projects will preserve and protect national icons and historic landscapes, improve energy efficiency and renewable energy use, remediate abandoned mine lands.

    Current Status
    Projects have been specified by the U.S. Department of the interior.

    Notes
    Please see the U.S. Department of the Interior's website at: http://recovery.doi.gov/