The federal government provides billions in grants, loans and work-study opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students each year.
Volunteer fire departments already have been struggling to recruit new members, and now, a popular incentive to join a department is disappearing.
A lot more homeowners who repaired damage related to Superstorm Sandy are now in line for federal reimbursement.
Some owners of Sandy-damaged homes who already have made repairs have now been told they are not eligible for reimbursements through federal grants.
New federal grants will add police officers to patrols across New Jersey, where several departments have had deep layoffs because of budget problems.