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Posted on: August 12, 2022

ARP Project & Expenditure Reporting to DLGS

If you are among the municipalities that have yet to file your American Rescue Plan State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Project and Expenditure Report that was due on April 30, please be advised that the Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) has ...

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Federal Government
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Governor Appoints Director of the Office of the Food Security Advocate

This week, Governor Murphy announced the appointment of Mark Dinglasan as Director of the Office of the Food Security Advocate, a position created last year through a comprehensive legislative package aimed at combatting food insecurity. The Office of Foo...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Reminder: New Lead-Based Paint Inspection Requirements Become Effective July 22

Please remember, the new lead-based paint inspection requirements pursuant to P.L.2021, c.182, are becoming effective July 22, 2022. The law, signed by Governor Murphy last year, imposes an obligation on municipalities to perform or hire a certified lead ...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: June 29, 2022

State Launches Healthy Community Planning Website

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) announced the launch of the Healthy Community Planning New Jersey (HCPNJ) website, which provides municipal-level reports to help local ...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: June 29, 2022

USDA Authorizes COVID Vaccine for Children

On June 17, the United States Food and Drug Administration (USDA) authorized both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for children 6 years of age or under. Children who are five years of age receiving the Pfizer vaccine will be given three doses at one-tenth ...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Rural Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Guidebook

The White House released a new resource to help identify and apply for funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Rural Playbook. The League has created a spreadsheet to help communities navig...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Executive Order Clarifies Vaccine Requirements

On April 13, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 294 clarifying that vaccination requirements for covered workers at health care and high-risk congregate settings under Executive Order No. 283 include only one booster dose of the COVID-19 vacc...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Scam Targeting ARPA SLFRF NEUs

We want to share correspondence from the U.S. Treasury that was sent to the League’s federal partner, the National League of Cities, regarding a SAM.gov registration scam targeting Non-Entitlement Units (NEUs) as classified by the federal government.&...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Proposed Rule Change Would Eliminate Tool Available to Municipalities to Control Flooding

Yesterday, the Site Improvement Advisory Board (SIAB) considered advancing a proposal to amend the Residential Site Improvement Standards (RSIS). However, the SIAB tabled the proposal for further review by their Stormwater subcommittee. The proposed rule ...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: March 21, 2022

COVID-19 Update: Week of March 14, 2022

This week Governor Murphy and Department of Health Commissioner Persichilli issued a statement regarding the recent rise of COVID numbers globally. In the statement, they noted that they do anticipate that New Jersey will see an increase in the n...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: March 14, 2022

Week of February 28, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Since our last COVID update, the Governor issued Executive Order 292 terminating the public health emergency effective March 7. However, the state of emergency declared in Executive Order 103 (2020) and continued in Executive Order 280 (2022) rem...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: January 31, 2022

Week of January 24,2022 COVID-19 update

At this week’s briefing Governor Murphy announced the new emergency rescue mortgage assistance program and the opening of new vaccination megasites in Passaic and Bergen counties. The Governor noted that COVID-19 cases are down by roughly two-thirds from ...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Public Health Emergency Reinstated

On Tuesday, Governor Murphy issued two Executive Orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic: Executive Order No. 280, reinstating the state’s Public Health Emergency, and Executive Order No. 281 allowing certain prior executive orders to remain in effect. Th...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: October 14, 2021

FEMA Extends Hurricane Ida Request for Public Assistance Deadline

The New Jersey State Police announced that FEMA has approved New Jersey’s request to extend the Request for Public Assistance (RPA) deadline for Hurricane Ida relief. The new deadline is varied for each county as follows:

  • November 4 for ...
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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Week of Sept. 27 COVID-19 Update

Earlier this week Governor Phil Murphy announced a website information hub for mental health support resources for youth, parents and educators; unveiled the Return and Earn program; and noted that boosters are available for certain Pfizer recipients who ...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: October 1, 2021

ARP Reporting Requirement Change

This week, Treasury alerted us that they have sent notification to Non Entitlement Units of government (NEUs), which generally are municipalities that have a population less than 50,000 residents, about updated timelines for reporting.  ...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Utilizing Federal Funds? Tell Us How!

Over the past year, there has been ample federal funding for local governments.  Whether it was the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) in the CARES Act or the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) in the American Rescue Pl...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Municipal Vaccine Mandate Authority Affirmed

Earlier this month, we alerted you to an interim relief order issued by the Public Employment Relation Commission (PERC) regarding a municipality implementing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for municipal employees. The PERC ruling determined that a public...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Rideshare Partnership

Governor Phil Murphy announced a partnership with NJ 211, United Way Worldwide, Uber, and Lyft to provide access to free and discounted rides to New Jersey residents who lost a personal vehicle as a result of Tropical Storm Ida.  For the...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Week of March 8: COVID Update

March 10 was the one-year anniversary of New Jersey’s first COVID-19 confirmed death. Governor Phil Murphy noted that “the toll of this virus has been staggering. It exceeds the numbers of New Jerseyans lost in any war. In one year, we have lost an averag...

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Emergency Management & Public Health
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Week of February 1: Covid-19 Update

This week Governor Phil Murphy issued an Executive Order expanding indoor dining and limiting the 10 p.m. curfew on closings of restaurants. The Governor announced that Johnson and Johnson has submitted an application for emergency use authorization from ...

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Emergency Management & Public Health