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March 9, 2009                        

Re:      Governor Corzine Announces Economic Recovery Website

Dear Mayor:

Governor Jon S. Corzine today announced the launch of a comprehensive Web site outlining the allocation of New Jersey’s share of economic stimulus funds under the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and the members of a task force to ensure the funds are properly spent.

The Web site was created to give the taxpayers of New Jersey the ability to monitor the distribution and spending of federal stimulus dollars, Governor Corzine said. In addition, last week the Governor announced the creation of an oversight group, the New Jersey Recovery Accountability Task Force, to review the distribution and award of federal stimulus funds. The task force will be co-chaired by Governor’s Chief of Staff Ed McBride and State Comptroller Matt Boxer. It can be accessed at:

Important information for local government on this website includes the following:

  • Infrastructure & Investment Funding Opportunities – funding streams available to municipalities through to state departments, including information on eligibility, how to apply and contact information
  • Individual, Family, and Community Assistance –information on social safety net programs that can be accessed by individual citizens as well as communities and groups, ranging from information on COBRA to information on Food Stamps
  • Tax Relief – a general description of the tax benefits in the ARRA
  • Grant Opportunities – detailed information on grant programs that are part of the ARRA. Most of these programs require applicants to apply directly to the federal government.

We strongly encourage you to access and explore this website to see what resources are available for your municipality in these difficult times.

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director



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