2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:72A-77 - Application for grant.
18A:72A-77 Application for grant.
6. a. The governing board of a four-year public or private institution of higher education may determine, by resolution, to apply for a grant from the capital improvement fund. Upon adoption of the resolution, the board shall file an application with the secretary, which application shall include a complete description of the project to be financed and an identification of any additional sources of revenue to be used.
b. In order to ensure the most effective utilization of the moneys in the capital improvement fund and to guide governing boards which elect to apply for a grant, the secretary shall establish a list of grant criteria and shall specify the information to be included in a grant application.
c. The secretary shall review the application and approve or disapprove the grant. When a grant is approved, the secretary shall establish the amount and shall send a written certification of the approval of the grant and the amount of the grant to the authority.
d. The secretary shall submit to the Legislature a copy of the written certification of the grant and the amount thereof. If the Legislature does not disapprove the grant by the adoption of a concurrent resolution within 45 days, the grant shall be deemed to be authorized.
e. When a grant is awarded pursuant to this act, it shall be contingent upon the governing board of the recipient institution entering into a contract or contracts for the commencement of the renewal, renovation, improvement, expansion, construction, and reconstruction of facilities and technology infrastructure within one year of the date on which the funds for the grant are made available.
L.1999, c.217, s.6; amended 2012, c.42, s.20.