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YOUR MONEY: Gloucester County Freeholders Award Block Grants to 7 Communities

6a00d8341bf7d953ef01b7c731d077970bWOODBURY N.J. --The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders has awarded seven municipalities with funds from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The total amount of the grants is $416,569.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger, said "The grant funds will be used to help the municipalities tackle challenges their communities are facing without putting a burden on the taxpayers."   

The County administers the funds that are received yearly from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the municipalities and the awards are granted based on an application process with all municipalities in the County.

Freeholder Simmons, liaison to the Department of Economic Development, said “This federally funded program helps our municipalities improve their infrastructure and facility projects that may not have been fiscally feasible.”

The grant awards include:

Borough of Clayton $49,680 – Park & Recreational Facilities Project
This is an ADA Improvement activity at three (3) parks: Little League , DJ Bentz & Autumn Pasquale Parks

Deptford Township $50,000.00–Infrastructure Project
The is a public improvement activity for the reconstruction of Highland Avenue between Quail Pl and Tanyard Road

Franklin Township $25,000.00–Neighborhood Facilities Project
This is a public improvement activity to rehabilitate the Newfield Terrace Community Center located in a low mod income neighborhood benefitting low income youth.  Doors, windows and gutters will be replaced including ADA accessibility entry. 

Borough of Glassboro $31,547.00–Infrastructure Project  
This is a public improvement activity for the reconstruction of W. High Street from Poplar to Holly including ADA curbs and replacement of drainage gates

Borough of Glassboro $45,155.00–Infrastructure Project 
This is a public improvement activity for the reconstruction of N. Cummings Ave/Desiderio Road from Cedar Ave to Dubois Road

Monroe Township $50,000.00–Infrastructure Project
This is a public improvement activity for installation of ADA compliant curbs and sidewalks at various intersections along Clinton and Poplar Streets

Washington Township $115,187 –*Entitlement Project
Washington Township proposes to use their FY 2015 CDBG allocation for the reconstruction of Cricket Lane including ADA compliant curbs

West Deptford Township $50,000 – Infrastructure Project
This is a public improvement activity for the reconstruction of 5th and 6th Avenues from Union Street to Mullica Hill Road

Washington Township is its own entitlement and receives an independent allocation of CDBG funds that is administered by Gloucester County.