The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will not honor billings for any project-related costs funded by a State Grant that are incurred prior to the date of NJDOT’s full execution of a State Grant Agreement and subsequent issuance of a Notice to Proceed.
All Aeronautics Grant Recipients, as well as their consultants, engineers, and /or project managers, are advised that the State will participate in most work or pay items that are eligible for State funding per NJSA 6 et al. However, the following lists funding restrictions that the State cannot and will not participate in:
- Work or Pay Items not allowed under the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) Statute, NJSA 27:1B et al, as the TTF is now the funding source for the State Airport Improvement Grants;
- Work or Pay Items not allowed under any other applicable State or Federal laws, rules, and/or regulations;
- Work or Pay Items identified as going against:
- Any applicable NJDOT Policies;
- Direction from NJDOT Senior Leadership; or,
- Legal advice from the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General.
These include, but are not limited to, Work or Pay Items associated with the following:
- Scheduled or Routine Maintenance;
- Education Programs;
- Legal Costs and/or Fees;
- Environmental Remediation;
- Permitting Costs and/or Fees;
- Land Acquisitions/Easements;
- Aeronautics Loans;
- Removal of Obstructions either on or off airport Right of Way (except where said obstructions are on airport Right of Way and are removed solely to clear the work site to allow for construction);
- Travel, Meals and/or Lodging for grant recipients, their employees, contractors and/or consultants.
There may be some additional work or pay items that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may participate in but the State cannot or will not. All questions will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Recipients of Matching Grants are further advised that the execution of a Federal Grant Agreement between them and the FAA does not obligate the State of New Jersey.