The New Jersey State FY2023 budget includes a direct appropriation of $75 million to the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) to provide funding for projects related to emergent and capital maintenance needs. Any FY 2022 funding not yet requested by Districts will be rolled over and added to the allocation amounts from FY 2023.

This funding is available to SDA Districts and Regular Operating Districts to address emergent projects as well as capital maintenance projects needed for the healthy and safe return of students to district school facilities, especially for facilities costs to address COVID-19 concerns.

The funding is available to offset district costs associated with taking those important and necessary measures, and a district can use the funds to offset appropriate project costs incurred this fiscal year. Questions regarding this program can be directed to
NJDOE/NJSDA Joint Broadcast Announcing $75 Million for Emergent and Capital Maintenance Needs.