LOWER TOWNSHIP PICKS UP SIGNIFICANT GRANT MONEY

Lower Township Manager Mike Voll announced that Lower Township will receive two Small Cities Community Development Block Grants (totaling $700,000) from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA).

One grant, for $500,000, will fund the extension and reconstruction of five storm water beach outfalls in the Villas.  The streets include:  St. Johns Avenue, Greenwood Avenue, Cloverdale Avenue, Arbor Road and Wildwood Avenue.  The benefit of this outfall project would be the elimination of flooding conditions and potential property damage as it would allow the stormwater to discharge during storms without obstruction.

The second grant for $200,000 will fund the rehabilitation of approximately 9 units of low-income, owner-occupied, single-family housing.

The Township Manager and Council give credit to Colleen Crippen, grants coordinator for preparing a successful application. We are very pleased to have such professionals on staff.

NJDCA’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program funds economic development, community revitalization and public facilities projects.  The projects are designed to benefit people of low and moderate income, to address local redevelopment strategies, and to address emergency needs for which no other funding is available.  Small Cities Grants are funded through NJDCA  Division of Community Resources.

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