New Jersey Administrative Code
Title 9A - HIGHER EDUCATION
Chapter 19 - RULES AND PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SECURING OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE BOND ACT
Subchapter 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Section 9A:19-1.2 - Definitions

Universal Citation: NJ Admin Code 9A:19-1.2
Current through Register Vol. 55, No. 48, December 18, 2023

The following words and terms shall have the following meanings when used in this chapter, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. Additional definitions that apply to this chapter can be found at P.L. 2018, c. 119, §2.

"Act" means the Securing Our Children's Future Bond Act, P.L. 2018, c. 119.

"Activities" means apprenticeships, co-ops, and other experiential learning opportunities.

"Bonds" means the bonds authorized to be issued under the Act.

"Career and technical education program" or "CTE program" means a program that offers a sequence of courses that provide students with the coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current or emerging professions. A career and technical education program provides technical skill proficiency, an industry-recognized credential, a certificate, or an associate degree.

"Construct" and "construction" means the planning, erecting, altering, repairing, purchasing, improving, developing, constructing, reconstructing, extending, rehabilitating, renovating, upgrading, demolishing, installing, and equipping of education buildings at county colleges.

"Construction ready" means the extent to which the planning and design work have been completed and construction is able to begin, and the degree to which a project shall be completed expeditiously once begun. An evaluation of whether a project is construction ready shall include the status of the design work, project site readiness, zoning, and permitting approvals, as well as the anticipated time frame during which the project will be completed, and the pacing of related construction.

"Cost" means the expenses incurred in connection with: the acquisition by purchase, lease, or otherwise, the development, and the construction of any project authorized by the Act; the acquisition by purchase, lease, or otherwise, and the development of any real or personal property for use in connection with a project authorized by the Act, including any rights of interest therein; the execution of any agreements and franchises deemed by the Commissioner of Education or the Secretary of Higher Education to be necessary or useful and convenient in connection with any project; the procurement or provision of engineering, architectural design, surveying, inspection, planning, legal, financial, or other professional services, estimates, studies, reports, or advice; and feasibility studies.

"County college" means an entity established pursuant to Chapter 64A of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

"Day" means business day, when the period specified is less than seven days and calendar day when the period specified is seven days or more.

"Education buildings" means buildings, structures, and facilities required for the operation of county colleges.

"Grant" means a grant of moneys from the Securing Our Children's Future Fund approved by the Secretary for a project.

"Grant agreement" means the grant agreement between the county college and Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, which sets forth the terms and conditions of the grant, amount of the grant, and disbursement schedule.

"Matching funds" means funds that are allocated by the county college for a specific project for which grants funds are used, which are equal to 25 percent of the total cost of such project and which are generated from institutional resources, other grants, institutional borrowings, or other sources as permitted in the grant approval process. Notwithstanding anything in this definition to the contrary, funds from State government sources may not be used to satisfy the matching requirement at N.J.A.C. 9A:19-1.3(c).

"Project" means the establishment and construction of education buildings and the expansion and construction of additional facilities at, and the acquisition and installation of additional or upgraded equipment for, existing or new education buildings, or parts thereof, at county colleges for the purpose of increasing academic capacity to expand or offer new career and technical education programs that shall include, but not be limited to, classrooms, laboratories, computer facilities, and other academic buildings and all property appurtenant thereto, but shall not include dormitories, administrative buildings, athletic facilities, or other revenue-producing facilities.

"School district" means a local or regional school district, a county special services school district, a county vocational school district, and a district under partial or full State intervention pursuant to P.L. 1987, c. 399 (N.J.S.A. 18A:7A-34et seq.).

"Secretary" means the Secretary of Higher Education appointed pursuant to section 2 of P.L. 2009, c. 308 (N.J.S.A. 18A:3B-47).

"Stackable credentials program" means a program established for the purpose of supporting industry-recognized, short-term credentials and certificates that count toward a higher-level certificate or degree so that individuals may advance in employment and training over the course of their careers.

Adopted by 52 N.J.R. 794(a), effective 4/6/2020

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