Apr 21

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Set to Launch

Posted on April 21, 2021 at 2:43 PM by Legislative Staff

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This $28.6 billion program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

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Apr 20

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Announces Competitive Grant Opportunity

Posted on April 20, 2021 at 9:48 AM by Legislative Staff

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1 billion in Fiscal Year 2021 discretionary grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants.

For this round of RAISE grants, the maximum grant award is $25 million, and no more than $100 million can be awarded to a single State, as specified in the appropriations act. Up to $30 million will be awarded to planning grants, including at least $10 million to Areas of Persistent Poverty.

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Apr 16

Working Group Issues Report on Police Body Worn Cameras & Reminder to Apply to Grant Program

Posted on April 16, 2021 at 10:20 AM by Legislative Staff

In November of 2020 Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation, P.L. 2020, Chapters 128 and 129, mandating by June 1, 2021, that “every uniformed State, county, and municipal patrol law enforcement officer” wear a body worn camera (“BWC”) that records audio and video while acting in the performance of their duties.  On the same day this legislation was enacted, Governor Murphy also signed Executive Order 201, establishing the Interagency Working Group on Body Worn Cameras.  The 14-member working group was tasked with reviewing any obstacles in regards to the implementation of the new law, as well as providing recommendations for solutions to these barriers. 

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