The U.S. Election Assistance Commission is making $10 million in election security improvements available to the State of New Jersey.
The commission, created as a result of the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2018, is administering federal grants through the 2018 Help America Vote Act Election Security Grant Program.
U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-7) supported the fiscal year 2018 spending measure in part because of the funds made available for election security.
The purpose of a grant is to assist states improve the administration of elections, including enhancing election technology and upgrading election security in accordance with the bipartisan Help America Vote Act. Funding can be used for the following:
The Omnibus Appropriations Act makes $9,757,451 available to the state of New Jersey. Completion of the grant package will go through the office of the New Jersey Secretary of State.