A mistake in the application for the “Race to the Top” cost New Jersey the chance at $400 million. The documents submitted by the Gov. Chris Christie administration were supposed to compare school budget data from 2008 to 2009. The administration compared the current year to 2011, according to data obtained by the Star-Ledger. This mistake alone would have put the state in the top 10 and would have earned the state $400 million. New Jersey finished 11th. The application did lose points in other areas as well.