2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:62-34 - State matching funds for endowment contributions to two-year public institutions

18A:62-34. State matching funds for endowment contributions to two-year public institutions

6. a. With respect to a fiscal year in which at least one person, corporation or other business entity, or foundation shall have made an endowment contribution to a two-year public institution of higher education, or to a foundation institutionally related to such a public institution, in the amount of $100,000 or more, the recipient institution or foundation shall be eligible to receive State matching funds in subsequent fiscal years as follows:

(1) In the fiscal year first following the contribution year, the institution or foundation may apply to the State Treasurer for State matching funds in an amount equal to 10% of the amount of each such contribution received in the contribution year. There shall be no limit on the number of such endowment contributions from single contributors in that contribution year in the amount of $100,000 or more each for which such application may be made. Any such application shall be made only with respect to the entire contribution year and may be submitted at any time after the close of that contribution year up until the application deadline established by the State Treasurer. Following the receipt of all applications, but not later than the 90th day following the application deadline, the State Treasurer shall determine the amount of State matching funds to which the applicant institution or foundation is entitled under this paragraph and shall pay that amount from the endowment fund to the institution or foundation, including with that payment an explanation of the denial, if any, of any claim of entitlement to matching funds for which the institution or foundation had applied; and

(2) In the second fiscal year following the contribution year and in each of the eight subsequent fiscal years following the second fiscal year, the institution or foundation shall be entitled to receive from the endowment fund, without application, State matching funds in an amount equal to the amount paid under paragraph (1) of this subsection.

b. With respect to a fiscal year in which three or more persons, corporations or other business entities, or foundations each shall have made endowment contributions to a two-year public institution of higher education, or to a foundation institutionally related to such a public institution, in the amount of $50,000 or more but less than $100,000, and the cumulative amount in that fiscal year of those endowment contributions of $50,000 or more but less than $100,000 is at least $250,000, the recipient institution or foundation shall be eligible to receive State matching funds in subsequent fiscal years as follows:

(1) In the fiscal year first following the contribution year, the institution or foundation may apply to the State Treasurer for State matching funds in an amount equal to 10% of the highest exact multiple of $250,000 that is less than or equal to that cumulative amount of such contributions received in the contribution year. There shall be no limit on the number of such endowment contributions from single contributors in that contribution year in the amount of $50,000 but less than $100,000 each with respect to which such application may be made. Any such application shall be made only with respect to the entire contribution year and may be submitted at any time after the close of that contribution year up until the application deadline established by the State Treasurer. Following the receipt of all applications, but not later than the 90th day following the application deadline, the State Treasurer shall determine the amount of State matching funds to which the applicant institution or foundation is entitled under this paragraph and shall pay that amount from the endowment fund to the institution or foundation, including with that payment an explanation of the denial, if any, of any claim of entitlement to matching funds for which the institution or foundation had applied; and

(2) In the second fiscal year following the contribution year and in each of the eight subsequent fiscal years following the second fiscal year, the institution or foundation shall be entitled to receive from the endowment fund, without application, State matching funds in an amount equal to the amount paid under paragraph (1) of this subsection.

L.1999,c.226, s.6; amended 1999, c.368, s.3.

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