[First Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 5445

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED MARCH 8, 2021

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  LISA SWAIN

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblywoman  GABRIELA M. MOSQUERA

District 4 (Camden and Gloucester)

Assemblyman  ADAM J. TALIAFERRO

District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Makes $10 million in federal funds available to EDA to support child care centers in need.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee on March 8, 2021, with amendments.

  


1[A Supplement to the Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations act, P.L.2020, c.97] An Act making federal funding available to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to support child care centers in need1.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1[1.  In In addition to the amounts appropriated under P.L.2020, c.97, the annual appropriations act for Fiscal Year 2021, there is appropriated the following sum for the purpose specified:

 

82 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

50 Economic Planning, Development, and Security

51 Economic Planning and Development

 

GRANTS-IN-AID

38-2043

Economic Development  ........................................................

$10,000,000

 

Total Grants-in-Aid Appropriation,                           

Economic Planning and Development.........................

$10,000,000

Grants-in-Aid:

 

 

38

Coronavirus Relief Fund - Assistance to Child Care Centers, EDA............................

($10,000,000)

 

 

The amount hereinabove appropriated for Coronavirus Relief Fund -Assistance to Child Care Centers, EDA shall be allocated from a portion of federal block grant funds allocated to the State from the federal "Coronavirus Relief Fund" established pursuant to the federal "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)," Pub.L.116-136, or any other federal funds made available to the State in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

 

The amount hereinabove appropriated for Coronavirus Relief Fund - Assistance to Child Care Centers, EDA shall be allocated by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority child care centers licensed by the Department of Children and Families. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority shall establish minimum grant eligibility criteria and the size of the grant awards to meet the needs of the grantee entities in responding to the public health crisis.]1

 

     11. a. Subject to the availability of federal funds provided or made accessible to the State via federal block grant funds allocated

to the State from the federal "Coronavirus Relief Fund" established pursuant to the federal "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)," Pub.L.116-136, or any other federal funds made available to the State in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, $10,000,000 from such federal funds shall be made available to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority for the purposes set forth in subsection b. of this section.

     b.    The funds made available to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority pursuant to subsection a. of this section shall be reserved by the authority to provide financial support, by way of grants, to child care centers licensed by the Department of Children and Families.

     c. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority shall establish the size of the awards and eligibility of entities in subsection b. of this section to meet the needs of child care centers in responding to the public health crisis.1

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.