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CAMDEN CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)(October 11, 2021)----The County of Camden is holding a virtual public hearing, Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 10 AM for the purpose to announce it intends to apply to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for: $370,684 in Community Development Block Grant CV1 funds for Gloucester City and $1,343,678 in Community Development Block Grant CV2 funds, which were made available through the CARES Act, Public Law 116-136.

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The County has determined that the best and most effective way to address community needs and prepare, prevent, and respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is to establish the following implementation strategies to address the immediate needs of its low-and moderate-income residents and small businesses.

Proposed Projects & Budgets for CDBG CV 1 Funding in Gloucester City:

Small Business Assistance Program City Small Business Assistance

  • $265,000 Program to provide working capital funds to local small businesses (with 10 or less employees) including retail, restaurants, entertainment, hospitality, and non-professional service businesses including seasonal businesses that have been severely impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Includes $15,000 for project delivery.

Public Meeting Access

  • The City proposes to provide TruDigital $75,000 screens with software at senior center apartments, community center and library.
  • These will run digital information and live-stream public meetings in an effort to reach senior and low-income residents.
  • The City will also upgrade their ability to effectively record and live broadcast these events/meetings.

Public Awareness Campaign

  • The City proposes to conduct a (COVID-19) $15,000 public awareness campaign, including a new outdoor COVID-19 resource event and the adaption of an existing event to include COVID-19 information and be held outdoors for social distancing purposes.
  • Administrative Funds (under 5%)
  • Administrative funds to implement $15,684 the CDBG-CV grant CDBG-CV1

Total Allocation: $370,684.

Proposed Projects & Budget for CDBG CV2 Funding in Camden County:

  • Homeless Services Social Services for homeless persons $1,303,367 living in the Camden County shelter displaced by COVID-19.
  • This would include meals, counseling medical services, staff training, workforce development.
  • Administrative Funds (3%)
  • Administrative funds to implement $40,311 the CDBG-CV grant CDBG-CV2F

Funds Available to All Residents & Businesses: $1,343,678

In order to obtain the views of residents, public agencies and other interested parties, Camden County will post a summary of its project proposals on public display beginning October 9, 2021 on the County website at the following address:

The public notices states: “These documents will be available to the public for a period of no less than five business days through October 13, 2021.”

All citizens are encouraged to attend and offer comments at the public hearing or by writing to:

Camden County Community Development, 520 Market Street, Camden, NJ 08102

Or email

Within five days following the public hearing, written comments may also be sent to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Grant Development & Contract Administration Unit, P.O. Box 811, Trenton, NJ 08625-0811.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 restrictions and the need for social distancing, this hearing will be held virtually.

Attendees will be able to join the public hearing in the following manners:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 813 5117 0955

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source: South Jersey Observer