Senator Menendez Announces More Than $37.7 Million for NJ Counties & Municipalities

Senator Menendez Announces More Than $37.7 Million for NJ Counties & Municipalities

Funding to help foster community, economic development; affordable housing availability

Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced that counties and municipalities across New Jersey will receive more than $37.7 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for various housing and economic development programs.

These grants include funding through HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which provides resources for community improvements to help foster economic development. The remaining funding comes from HUD's HOME Investment Partnership, the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program, and the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program. These programs are aimed at increasing the availability of affordable housing for low-income families and improving the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters.

"It's hard to move forward without a roof over your head, and these HUD dollars help provide New Jersey's individuals and families - including the most vulnerable - access to housing so they can move forward," said Senator Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development. "Vital federal investments like these help New Jersey's families and help revitalize communities, and I will continue fighting to secure these resources for the benefit of everyone in New Jersey."

A breakdown of the funding is below.

A total of $37,731,417 through four HUD initiatives: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnership, Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA), Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) program) will be distributed as follows:

Grant TypeRecipientAmountCDBGAsbury Park$427,144CDBGAtlantic City$1,109,364CDBGBloomfield$831,949CDBGBrick$271,768CDBGBridgeton$312,119CDBGBurlington$1,330,754CDBGCamden City$2,206,769CDBGCamden County$2,184,336CDBGCherry Hill$399,759CDBGDover$368,442CDBGEdison$536,810CDBGEssex County$4,711,432CDBGHamilton$549,130CDBGIrvington$891,563CDBGLakewood$1,105,795CDBGMiddlesex County$1,647,021CDBGMiddletown$214,687CDBGMillville$251,114CDBGMorris County$1,703,655CDBGOcean County$1,268,761CDBGOld Bridge$244,389CDBGParsippany-Troy Hills$212,798CDBGPassaic City$1,572,226CDBGPerth Amboy$581,927CDBGUnion City$976,360CDBGVineland$428,193CDBGWoodbridge$556,572Total CDBG funds awarded:$26,894,837Grant TypeRecipientAmountHOMEAtlantic City$270,873HOMEBurlington County$610,712HOMECamden City682,319HOMECamden County$828,524HOMEEssex County$822,390HOMEIrvington$294,818HOMEMercer County$427,063HOMEMiddlesex County$1,042,812HOMEMorris County$608,543HOMEOcean County$951,262HOMEPassaic City$590,522HOMEPerth Amboy$302,344HOMEVineland$456,931Total HOME funds awarded:$7,889,113Grant TypeRecipientAmountHOPWACamden City$677,818HOPWAEdison$1,405,027Total HOPWA funds awarded:$2,082,845Grant TypeRecipientAmountESGCamden City$159,080ESGCamden County$149,761ESGMiddlesex County$115,779ESGEssex County$324,963ESGMorris County$115,039Total ESG funds awarded:$864,622

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