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:19-1.5 - Grant application

Universal Citation: NJ Admin Code 9A:19-1.5

Current through Register Vol. 55, No. 48, December 18, 2023

(a) The Secretary shall consider, for approval, grant applications that meet the project eligibility criteria at N.J.A.C. 9A:19-1.4.

(b) Upon approval of a resolution by its governing board at a duly authorized meeting, a county college shall apply to the Secretary for a grant from the Securing Our Children's Future Fund. The county college's application shall include the following:

1. A completed application form as prescribed by the Secretary, which shall be available athttp://www.nj.gov/highereducation/socf, including an executive summary of the project;

2. An approved resolution from the county college's board of trustees demonstrating support and financial commitment to the project if approved;

3. The college's most recent long-range facilities plan;

4. The college's plans for deferred maintenance;

5. Planning documents related to construction or procurement of equipment, including, but not limited to, blueprints, ecological evaluations, and equipment quotes;

6. A narrative, and supporting data, describing proposed program alignment with labor markets and underserved populations, as described at N.J.A.C. 9A:19-1.6(c);

7. A narrative describing the existing or new partnership(s) related to the program(s) for which the grant is sought, and a copy of the agreement(s), if applicable;

8. A narrative, and supporting data, describing the extent to which enrollments will increase as a result of the grant;

9. A conceptual site plan and floor plan blocking documents;

10. The cost data for the project, along with identification of all sources of funding to be used for any costs not funded by the grant;

11. The useful life of any project, including equipment, as determined either by reference to the Internal Revenue Service's Class Life Asset Depreciation Range System set forth in Revenue Procedure 87-56, as amended, supplemented, or superseded, or by appraisal of any independent engineering or accounting firm, as appropriate;

12. A certification by the county college that the project will comply with all applicable laws, rules, codes, statutes, and government guidelines, including the principles of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, where applicable;

13. A certification by the county college that it has, or will have, the matching funds required pursuant to N.J.A.C. 9A:19-1.3(c);

14. If the proposed project includes work to a leased facility, a copy of the lease agreement or memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the lessor; and

15. Any additional information the county college deems necessary to demonstrate how the proposed project meets the objectives identified at N.J.A.C. 9A:19-1.6.

(c) County colleges shall not use as matching funds, and grant funds may not be used to reimburse, any expenditures made before the Legislature has approved the project list, provided that the expenditures meet the eligibility requirements at N.J.A.C. 9A:19-1.4.

(d) Grant applications shall be submitted electronically in a format provided by the Secretary.

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

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