U.S. Department of the Interior
Total Stimulus Appropriation: National Park Service, $750 million; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, $280 million.
New Jersey’s Portion: $28,644,000
Allocation Method: All projects are National Park Service or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service priorities and meet the Recovery Act's rigorous criteria of addressing highest mission needs, generating the largest number of jobs in the shortest period of time, and creating lasting value for the American people.  All project decisions and allocations are made by federal agencies.
Program Overview
The National Park Service will invest $750 million in nearly 800 projects to stimulate the economy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Projects will preserve and protect national icons and historic landscapes, improve energy efficiency and renewable energy use, remediate abandoned mine lands. In New Jersey, the National Park Service will fund projects with $27,402,000.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will invest $280 million in more than 830 projects through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to build visitor centers, improve infrastructure, support voluntary habitat conservation partnerships on private land and bolster conservation at national wildlife refuges and hatcheries across the country. In New Jersey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sites will receive approximately $1 million.

The U.S. Geological Survey allocated $248,000 for projects in New Jersey.
Federal Projects in New Jersey
National Park Service $27,402,000
  • Delaware Water Gap $60,000
  • Edison $507,000
  • Gateway $335,000
  • Morristown $366,000
  • Statue of Liberty $26,134,000

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service $994,000

  • E.B. Forsythe NWR $520,000
  • Great Swamp NWR $474,000

U.S. Geological Survey $248,000

  • Deferred Maintenance - Discontinued Streamgages, Cableways, Wells $17,000
  • Upgrade Streamgages $231,000
Program Eligibility
The relevant federal agencies determine eligible properties and projects to fund.
Project Prioritization
All U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service projects represent long-standing priority needs identified by the agency through its capital planning process. All National Park Service projects are agency priorities. Both projects meet the Recovery Act's rigorous criteria of addressing highest mission needs, generating the largest number of jobs in the shortest period of time, and creating lasting value for the American people.

For additional information, please visit the U.S. Department of the Interior’s website at: http://recovery.doi.gov/