Saving Jobs and Protecting Vital Services
Subtotal $3,596,935,498 State Fiscal Stabilization Fund - $1,330,483,831Medicaid FMAP increase $2,200,000,000Titile IV-E Enhanced FMAP $12,100,000 Arts Jobs Preservation  $336,900 (one year grant)Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) $47,749,135 Crime Victims Assistance and Compensation $2,484,671Violence Against Women Grants $3,780,961Internet Crimes Against Children $901,050COPS Program TBD

Subtotal $3,596,779,248

  • State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $1,330,483,831

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds come to the state on a formula basis to redistribute to local districts (via formula) and to higher education institutions.

    Description
    80% of the funds can be used for restoring education funding or for education increases and 20% for other government services, including education.

    Current Status
    To date, the state has expended approximately $1.77 billion from this fund.

    Notes
    The funding allocation listed is the actual allocation provided by US Dept of Education.  Please see the U.S. Department of Education's website for additional information: http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/factsheet/stabilization-fund.html.
  • Medicaid FMAP Increase (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $2,200,000,000

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds come to the state on a formula basis to redistribute to local school districts, to higher education institutions, and to public safety institutions.

    Description
    $1.1 billion is being used to restore education funding or for education increases to K-12 and public colleges and universities. These funds will largely be used to pay the salaries of teachers and administrators. The remaining $200 million will be used to pay correcitional officers' salaries at the New Jersey Department of Corrections.

    Current Status
    To date, the state has received over $1.2 billion in FMAP funds per the NJ Office of Management and Budget.

    Notes
    The Federal Funds Information for States estimates about $2 billion for FMAP, the Government Accountability Office estimates about $2.2 billion, and NJ's Department of Human Services estimates about $2.2 billion over the life of the program.
  • Title IV-E Enhanced FMAP
    Title IV-E Enhanced FMAP
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $12,100,000

    How do the funds flow?
    Funds come to the state on a formula basis quarterly based on children placed who are Title IV-E eligible

    Description
    Funds come to the state for foster care and adoption assistance maintenance payments to families.

    Current Status
    The state has received $4.1 million for the first two fiscal quarters covered by the ARRA

    Notes
    The funding allocation listed is based on a DCF estimate for the 27 month term of the FMAP supplement provided by the ARRA.
  • Arts Jobs Preservation 
    Arts Jobs Preservation 
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $336,900 (one year grant)

    How do the funds flow?
    Formula - comprised of an equal amount to each state and a portion based on population.

    Description
    Funds come to the State Arts Council from the National Endowment for the Arts to redistribute to arts organizations to preserve jobs in the arts sector.

    Current Status
    This funding was awarded to support staff positions at 16 organizations in 11 counties and 9 of 13 congressional districts representing a wide range of artistic disciplines and programs that serve underserved communities as mandated by the NEA.

    Notes
    National Endowment for the Arts information and guidelines for these funds can be found at http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/recovery-states/index.html. For a listing of grant recipients in New Jersey, please see: http://www.state.nj.us/state/images/pdfs/ARRA.pdf.
  • Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $47,749,135

    How do the funds flow?
    A portion of the funds flow to the state to redistribute ($30m) and the remaining $18 million flows from the federal government to specific local jurisdictions.

    Description
    Grants to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, to assist victims of crime and youth mentoring. Of the $48 million, about $30 million goes to the state to re-distribute and remaining $18 million is allocated to specific local jurisdictions by the federal government.

    Current Status
    All funds allocated to the state have been expended on public safety programs.

    Notes
    The funding allocatin listed is based on the U.S. Department of Justice award that can be found at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/recoveryJAG/recoveryallocations.html 
  • Crime Victims Assistance and Compensation
    Crime Victims Assistance and Compensation
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $2,484,671

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

    Description
    Grants for victims compensation and victims services programs.

    Current Status
    To date, over $1.3 million has been expended.

    Notes
    The funding allocation listed is based on the actual award amount from the US Department of Justice.
  • Violence Against Women Grants
    Violence Against Women Grants
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $3,624,711

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

    Description
    Grants are used to combat violence against women.  Of the total $225 million for this program nationally, $50 million is earmarked for transitional housing assistance grants for victims of domestic violence.

    Current Status
    No federal funds have been received yet.

    Notes
    The funding allocation listed is based on the actual award amount from the US Department of Justice.
  • Internet Crimes Against Children
    Internet Crimes Against Children
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $901,050

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

    Description
    Funds are used to help states and local authorities develop effective responses to online enticement of children by sexual predators, child exploitation, and child pornography cases.

    Current Status
    Funds have not yet been drawn down, however, funds will go to hiring more staff for monitoring.

    Notes
    The funding allocation listed is based on an actual award amount by the U.S. Department of Justice to the State of New Jersey.
  • COPS Program (click for more information)
    Estimated benefit to NJ (over three years): Actual award notice issued by federal agencies or estimate
    $26,813,422

    How do the funds flow?
    There was $1 billion available nationally to fund the new hiring or rehiring of law enforcement positions for 3 years.  The ARRA requires that any positions funded by this program be retained after federal funds cease.

    Description
    18 municipalities in New Jersey received grants to hire or rehire 123 police officers.

    Current Status
    The application period has closed.  Funding will be awarded by the U.S. Dept of Justice no later than Sept. 30, 2009.

    Notes
    For more information and to view the grant receipents in New Jersey please visit: http://www.nj.gov/recovery/news/approved/20090728.html.  To view the Department of Justice's COPS Program site, please see: http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/Default.asp?Item=2208.