Christie Administration Announces Berlin Boro and Delsea Regional High School District to receive aid through Schools Development Authority’s Regular Operating District Grant Program

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Edye Maier (SDA) 609-292-6246
August 8, 2011

Furthering the Governor’s commitment to providing the state’s children with safe, modern and efficient schools, the Christie Administration today announced that the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) has executed state grants to the Berlin Borough and Delsea Regional School Districts through the SDA’s Regular Operating District (ROD) grant program. Garrison Architects of Marlton wrote the Grant Applications and designed the projects.

The details for the Berlin Borough Schools District grant are as follows:

School: Berlin Community Elementary School:
Project: Partial roof replacement.
State share: $204,000
Local share: $306,000
Estimated total project cost: $510,000

The details for the Delsea Regional High School District grant are as follows:

School: Delsea Regional Middle School:
Project: Renovate a classroom into two classrooms with storage.
State share: $168,355
Local share: $144,145
Estimated total project cost: $312,500

SDA Chief Executive Officer Marc Larkins, in cooperation with the Department of Education, announced the resumption of the grant program in May 2010. Since then, the SDA has executed 631 grants. The state-grant program funds at least 40 percent of eligible costs for projects in the RODs, addressing health and safety issues, student overcrowding and other critical needs.

The Department of Education selects school projects to receive grant funding from the SDA. The State has provided more than $185 million in grants to local districts since the May 2010 announcement, leveraging projects estimated at a total of more than $405 million. Funding for the program was made available through the sale of $500 million in bonds by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA).

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