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Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act Grant Applications Open

Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act Grant Applications Open

Author: David L. BlankDate: October 27, 2020

New Jersey school districts can begin to take advantage of funding provided under the Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act, which authorized the issuance of $500 million in bonds to fund key improvements to New Jersey school facilities and for the expansion of career and technical education. On October 9, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced that applications for the School Security, Water Infrastructure Improvement, and County Vocational School District (CVSD) Career and Technical Education (CTE) grants are now open. 

New Jersey voters approved the Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act (Act) in November 2018. In approving the Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act, New Jersey voters authorized the issuance of $500 million in State general obligation bonds, with the proceeds from the bonds funding grants to county vocational school districts and county colleges to construct and equip education facilities in order to expand existing or offer new career and technical education programs. Money will also be used for school security upgrades and school district water infrastructure improvement projects. The funds are allocated as follows:

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