Bill Text: NJ S171 | 2020-2021 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Establishes grant program for homeless veterans shelters.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-11-16 - Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee [S171 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2020-S171-Amended.html

[First Reprint]

SENATE, No. 171

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2020 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  KRISTIN M. CORRADO

District 40 (Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic)

Senator  NELLIE POU

District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Connors, Cruz-Perez, Testa, Greenstein, Brown and O'Scanlon

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Establishes grant program for homeless veterans shelters.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on November 9, 2020, with amendments.

  


An Act establishing the Southern New Jersey Homeless Veterans Shelter Grant Program and supplementing Title 38A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

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

 

      1.   There is established in the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs the "Southern New Jersey Homeless Veterans Shelter Grant Program."  The purpose of this program is to award grants to the three southern-most counties in this State for identifying and providing appropriate locations and property for the State to develop and operate shelters for homeless veterans.  The grants shall be awarded 1, subject to the availability of funds appropriated for the program,1 based upon the submission of applications by an eligible county in accordance with a process and criteria developed by the Adjutant General of the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs and monies appropriated by the Legislature for this purpose.  The application shall, at the minimum, include a description of the proposed location of a homeless veterans shelter and the property to be provided by the county to the State for development of a homeless veterans shelter.  The Adjutant General may adopt, in accordance with the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), rules and regulations necessary to effectuate the grant program.

      As used in this section, the "three southern-most counties" means the counties of Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

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