FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

 


Funding Will Benefit Community Improvements in Small Cities throughout New Jersey

 Trenton, NJ – The Christie Administration today announced the award of $5,874,073 in Small Cities Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to municipalities in New Jersey. The 23 grants encompass 21 municipalities in 7 counties, and 2 county-wide programs which will benefit approximately 30,000 people across the state, including senior citizens and people with disabilities. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) receives, distributes, and administers these grant funds for the State of New Jersey.

"The Small Cities CDBG grants help to provide incentives to address local needs for housing improvement and public facility development," said DCA Commissioner Charles A. Richman. "This very important program is imperative for the growth and development of our communities, and benefits our citizens where it’s needed most."

Awards in this year’s grant round will fund projects ranging from dam reconstruction, improved ADA compliant access to sidewalks, streets, and parks, deteriorated street reconstruction and rehabilitation of owner-occupied affordable housing.

The DCA’s Division of Housing and Community Resources administers the Small Cities Community Development Block Grants, which are used for housing rehabilitation, development of public facilities, and improvements to public infrastructure. The grants are designated to benefit people of low and moderate-income or to address recent local needs for which no other source of funding is available. Funding for the Small Cities Program is provided by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Development Block Grant Program. 

The municipalities receiving Small Cities grants design their own projects and funding priorities. These locally developed projects are required to meet at least one of the three federal national objectives, which include: 1) activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons, 2) aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or 3) meet urgent community development needs because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs. 

A description of the grant recipients and projects is listed below. For more information on Small Cities Community Development Block Grants, log on to http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/cdbg.html

The Division of Housing and Community Resources strengthens and revitalizes communities through the delivery of affordable housing, supportive services and the provision of financial and technical assistance to communities, local government and community-based organizations.

 

 

 

PUBLIC FACILITIES PROJECTS

 

Grantee Name

 

Legislative District

 

County

 

Project Title

 

Project  Description

 

Award Amount

 

Cape May City

 

1

 

Cape May

 

ADA Compliance Project Phase 7

 

To remove mobility barriers to the physically disabled at East Lyle Lane in the "Villages" neighborhood of the City.

 

$400,000.00

 

Lower Township

 

1

 

Cape May

 

Roseann Avenue Improvements

 

To reconstruct flood damaged Roseann Avenue as part of a comprehensive reconstruction of inadequate storm drainage facilities now causing chronic flooding in the North Cape May section of the Township.

 

$400,000.00

 

North Wildwood City

 

1

 

Cape May

 

ADA Compliant Improvements at Allen Park

 

To upgrade infrastructure to ADA compliance at Allen Park along with the adjacent car ramps leading to the park between 19th and 25th Avenues.

 

$400,000.00

 

Wildwood City

 

1

 

Cape May

 

Street Reconstruction:  Susquehanna and Spicer Avenues

 

To reconstruct Susquehanna Avenue between Spicer and Youngs Avenues and Spicer Avenue between Hudson and Susquehanna Avenues.

 

$400,000.00

 

Wildwood Crest Borough

 

1

 

Cape May

 

Street Intersections ADA Compliance Improvements

 

To remove architectural barriers at various Borough street intersections in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

$200,000.00

 

Egg Harbor City

 

2

 

Atlantic

 

Reconstruction of 200 Block of London Avenue

 

To reconstruct to 200 Block of London Avenue.

 

$275,000.00

 

Oldmans Township

 

3

 

Salem

 

Auburn Water System Improvements

 

To upgrade the Auburn Water Systems by upgrading electrical controls, install an emergency generator and replace aged and replace undersized cast iron water mains to improve public health and safety.

 

$400,000.00

 

Penns Grove Borough

 

3

 

Salem

 

Delaware Avenue Pump Station Improvements

 

For upgrades to the Delaware Avenue Pump Station including installation of an emergency generator and the addition of a new pump and control panel.

 

$399,938.00

 

Salem City

 

3

 

Salem

 

Public Facilities:  Oak Street Reconstruction

 

To reconstruct Oak Street Streetscape from West Broadway to Thompson Street.

 

$399,135.00

 

Mount Holly Township

 

8

 

Burlington

 

Mt. Holly Township Infrastructure Project

 

To reconstruct and replace aging public infrastructure within a one block portion of High Street which serves the main business district of the Township.

 

$400,000.00

 

Sussex Borough

 

24

 

Sussex

 

Lake Rutherford Dam Repair

 

To make repairs to the Lake Rutherford Reservoir Dam system that supplies water to the Borough of Sussex.

 

$400,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 11 Projects

 

$4,074,073.00

 

 

 

 

 

INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Salem County

 

3

 

Salem

 

ARC of Salem County - ADA and Improvements to Parking Area

 

To make ADA compliant and infrastructure improvements to the parking area that services the ARC of Salem County.

 

$300,000.00

 

Sussex County

 

24

 

Sussex

 

SCARC Group Home Rehabilitation Project

 

To rehabilitate eight group homes for developmentally disabled residents in Sussex County. 

 

$200,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2 Projects

 

$500,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

REHABILITATION PROJECTS

Fairfield Township

 

1

 

Cumberland

 

Fairfield Township Home Rehabilitation

 

To rehabilitate ten single-family homes occupied by low income households located throughout Fairfield Township.

 

$150,000.00

 

Hopewell Township

 

1

 

Cumberland

 

Hopewell Township Housing Rehabilitation

 

To rehabilitate six single-family homes occupied by low income households located throughout Hopewell Township.

 

$100,000.00

 

Lower Township

 

1

 

Cape May

 

Lower Township Housing Rehabilitation Program

 

To rehabilitate ten single-family homes occupied by low income households located throughout Lower Township.

 

$150,000.00

 

Middle Township

 

1

 

Cape May

 

Middle Township Housing Rehabilitation Program

 

To rehabilitate ten single-family homes occupied by low and moderate income households located throughout Middle Township. 

 

$150,000.00

 

Upper Deerfield Township

 

3

 

Cumberland

 

Upper Deerfield Township Housing Rehabilitation Program

 

To rehabilitate ten single-family homes occupied by low income households located throughout Upper Deerfield Township.

 

$150,000.00

 

Palmyra Borough

 

7

 

Burlington

 

Borough of Palmyra Housing Rehabilitation

 

To rehabilitate six single-family homes occupied by low income households located throughout Palmyra Borough.

 

$100,000.00

 

Riverside Township

 

7

 

Burlington

 

Township of Riverside Housing Rehabilitation Program

 

To rehabilitate six single-family homes occupied by low moderate income households located throughout Riverside Township.

 

$100,000.00

 

Mount Holly Township

 

8

 

Burlington

 

Mt. Holly Housing Rehabilitation Program

 

To rehabilitate ten single-family homes occupied by low income households located throughout Mount Holly Township.

 

$150,000.00

 

East Windsor Township

 

14

 

Mercer

 

East Windsor Housing Rehabilitation Program

 

To rehabilitate six single-family homes occupied by low income households located throughout East Windsor Township.

 

$100,000.00

 

Hightstown Borough

 

14

 

Mercer

 

Hightstown Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program

 

To rehabilitate ten single-family homes occupied by low income households located throughout  Hightstown

 

$150,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10 Projects

 

$1,300,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23 Small Cities SFY16  Applications Awarded:

 

 $5,874,073.00

 

 

 

 

Small Cities FY 2016 CDBG Awards 

CONTACT:
Tammori Petty
or Emike Omogbai
(609) 292-6055