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Application www.state.nj.us/dep/cmp/access/mpapgrant.htm
Application Deadline Project proposal must be submitted by 5:00 PM, June 6th to be considered.  Any project proposal received after June 6th shall not be eligible for funding during the grant 2014 calendar year funding cycle.
Notification Date Final funding decisions for this funding cycle are anticipated by August 1.
Total to be Distributed NA
Municipal Public Access Planning & Municipal Coastal Vulnerability Assessment Grant Program

Purpose of Funding
To provide an incentive to eligible municipalities to develop Municipal Public Access Plans, and incentivize coastal communities to assess their vulnerability to coastal hazards.

Source of Funding
This Municipal Public Access Planning Grant Program is funded through a grant awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), of the U.S. Department of Commerce, that funds the continued implementation of New Jersey’s Coastal Zone Management Program.

Statutory Citation
Coastal Zone Management Act, 16 U.S.C. § 1451 et seq as amended

Who is Eligible
New Jersey municipalities which contain lands and tidal waters subject to public trust rights, as defined in the Coastal Zone Management rules at N.J.A.C. 7:7E-3.50(a), are eligible.  For a complete listing of all 231 eligible municipalities, please see the Department’s Public Access website at www.state.nj.us/dep/cmp/access/.

Qualifications Required for Consideration
n/a

Grant/Loan Limitations
This grant program will provide grant awards of up to $25,000.

Application Procedures
Application procedures and requirements are explained in the Municipal Public Access Planning Grant Program request for proposals.

dog on beachFor More Information, Contact
Rebecca Foster
NJDEP – Coastal and Land Use Planning
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
PO Box 420, Mail Code 401-07C
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420
(609) 984-0058
www.state.nj.us/dep/cmp/access/
MPAP@dep.state.nj.us

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