Kyrillos Announces State Grants for School Construction in Monmouth County

Kyrillos Announces State Grants for School Construction in Monmouth County

Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) announced that the Christie administration has approved $37.8 million in grants to support 171 projects in 26 school districts in Monmouth County.

“On behalf of Monmouth County families, the Christie administration and I believe in this investment in our students and educators,” Kyrillos said. “State tax dollars are used best when they are in the right hands. Monmouth County’s schools perform among the best in the North East, but some are in dire need of structural and safety upgrades. We can trust that Monmouth schools will best capitalize on these grants to improve classrooms, labs and create healthy, state-of-the-art learning environments.”

The $37.8 million in grants will spur $94.4 million in school construction projects throughout the county. Senator Kyrillos notes that these grants are contingent on local approval of the remaining cost to school districts.

“This is a community-first initiative, which, in addition to ensuring the best education for New Jersey’s next generation, will create hundreds if not thousands of jobs,” Kyrillos added. “It’s a part of our efforts to make New Jersey the place where multiple generations of families can live together, rather than having to move to other states and split up for economic reasons.”

The Department of Education determines the selection of school projects receiving grant funds, which are administered by the Schools Development Authority (SDA). The DOE categorizes applications into three tiers, with Level 1 being the highest priority based on critical building upgrades, roof and window repairs, code issues, ADA upgrades, security systems and hazardous material abatement.

This set of funding addresses all Level 1 school facilities needs for all school districts in the state that submitted projects. For additional county information of the recent round of ROD grants, contact the DOE Communications Office at (609) 292-1126.

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