Funding opportunities Federal Stimulus N.J. Share Highlight
Army Corps of Engineers $2B Unknown Projects must be shovel-ready.
Brownfields Investigation and Cleanup Grants $100M Unknown Criteria currently being established.
Clean Water State Revolving Fund $4B $161.39M Will create 6,000 jobs.
Diesel Emissions Reductions $507M $19.73M Retrofit construction equipment, upgrade port trucks.
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund $2B $43.5M Priority for projects ready to start before Feb. 17, 2010.
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants $3.2B $73M State awaiting guidance on program timetables.
Federal Water Quality Management Planning Grants $39.4M $1.6M Projects must be under contract by Feb. 17, 2010.
Hazardous Substance Superfund $600M Unknown EPA to announce list of sites to receive funding May 1.
Health Information Technology $19B Unknown Grants, loans, technical assistance for hospitals, etc.
Leaking Underground Storage Tanks Trust Fund $200M $4.82M A 400 percent increase above normal annual allocation.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration $170M Unknown Priority for projects starting within 90 days of award.
State Energy Program $3.1B $73.64M State awaiting guidance from federal energy department.
NJ Transit Project List N/A $423M Will fund 16 projects, including trans-Hudson rail tunnel.
New Jersey DOT Project List N/A $469M Will fund 40 projects, which must be finalized in 120 days.
Wildfire Hazard Reduction $500M Unknown State Forestry Services has filed 35 proposals for $8.5 million.
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The open up paths
Business for businesses
BY SHANKAR P.
THE STATE’S ECONOMIC Development Author-
ity will not directly handle any stimulus funds, but
will work to make new opportunities for business-
es, said Caren Franzini, its chief executive.
Franzini said EDA’s role will play out in a few
areas as stimulus programs get under way.
The Department of Environmental Protec-
tion traditionally has issued tax-exempt bonds to
support manufacturing businesses, but the stim-
ulus act expands the definition of the word “man-
ufacturing” to include firms in technology, med-
ical devices, life sciences and research, she said.
That redefinition “really helps companies
in New Jersey, where we have a large number of
life sciences companies,” Franzini said. The
change will be in effect until 2011; “hopefully,
we’ll get them to keep it beyond th