These 23 NJ Districts Getting Money to Expand Preschool
Districts claim that establishing high-quality preschool is a challenge because of a lack of adequate facilities.
An announcement made on Thursday by Gov. Phil Murphy may help them out a bit.
During a visit to the New Jersey Education Association Convention, Murphy announced the awarding of $51.9 million in federal grant funding, heading to 23 school districts throughout the Garden State.
The funding is meant to support 30 projects that include the creation, expansion, and renovation of preschool facilities.
"This funding will enable more districts to expand their capacity to offer full-day preschool programming to more students, building upon our efforts to provide every 3- and 4-year-old child in our state with access to high-quality pre-K," Murphy said.
The state's latest budget includes $120 million in grants for preschool facilities expansion, coming from the American Rescue Plan Act.
The 30 projects that qualified for the current round of funding have a total cost of nearly $113.5 million. The grants cover about 45% of that total cost.
Grant amounts range from approximately $113,000 to more than $13 million, according to Murphy's office.
NJ districts receiving preschool funding
⚫ Egg Harbor Twp. (Interior alterations at Davenport Elementary)
⚫ Linwood City (Addition at Seaview Elementary School)
⚫ Elmwood Park (Addition at Gantner Ave. School)
⚫ Elmwood Park (Addition at Gilbert Ave. School)
⚫ Elmwood Park (Addition at 16th Ave. Preschool)
⚫ Englewood City (Conversion of Quales School)
⚫ Englewood City (Grieco Elementary toilet rooms)
⚫ Glen Rock Borough (Alterations at Glen Rock Middle/High School)
⚫ Teaneck (Addition at Teaneck Bryant School)
⚫ Teaneck (Interior alterations at Teaneck Bryant School)
⚫ Riverside (Riverside New Early Childhood Center)
⚫ Cherry Hill (Addition at Malberg ECC)
⚫ Cherry Hill (Construct toilet rooms at Malberg)
⚫ Cherry Hill (Addition at Kilmer Preschool)
Cape May County
⚫ Lower Twp. (Interior renovations at Douglas School)
⚫ Upper Deerfield (Addition at Seabrook School)
⚫ West Orange (Renovations at St. Cloud)
⚫ Jamesburg (Additions and alterations at JFK)
⚫ Piscataway (Addition at Eisenhower Elementary)
⚫ South River (Preschool addition to administration building)
⚫ Holmdel (Interior alterations at Village Elementary)
⚫ Keyport (Keyport Central School preschool playground)
⚫ Matawan-Aberdeen Regional (Renovations at Cambridge Park)
⚫ Manchester Twp. (Addition at Ridgeway Elementary)
⚫ Plumsted Twp. (Interior alterations at Woehr)
⚫ North Plainfield (Addition at East End Elementary)
⚫ Somerville (Addition at Van Derveer)
⚫ Somerville (Interior alterations at Van Derveer)
⚫ Montague (Addition at Montague Twp. School)
⚫ Washington Twp. (Interior alterations at Brass Castle School)
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