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8/19/2021 - Notice of Public Hearing - County of Cumberland FY2022 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program


The County of Cumberland will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, September 2 at 4:00 p.m. Please note that due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the County Administration Building is closed to the public and as such, public hearing attendees will not be able to attend the public hearing in person. Attendees will, however, be able to join the public hearing virtually. Virtual meeting details will be posted on the County calendar located at Additionally, a teleconference option is available as follows:

Call-In: +1 (856) 209-3537

Conference ID: 903 438 982#

The purpose of this hearing is as follows: (1) to explain federal and state guidelines; (2) to review eligible and proposed program activities; (3) to consider proposals for an application under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program; and (4) to receive citizen comments and recommendations.

Total Funds Available: $6,641,510

At least 70 percent of the funds available must be used for activities that primarily benefit people of low- and moderate-income. None of the funds requested will result in the displacement or relocation of people.

Eligible activities include:
1. Acquisition of real property;
2. Acquisition, construction, or installation of public facilities;
3. Code enforcement in deteriorated or deteriorating areas;
4. Clearance, demolition and rehabilitation of buildings;
5. Special projects to remove architectural barriers which restrict accessibility of the elderly and handicapped;
6. Provision of public services;
7. Activities necessary to develop:
- A comprehensive community development plan; and
- Policy planning management capacity to enable the recipient to more effectively administer the program;
8. Payment of reasonable administrative costs; and
9. Activities carried out by public or private non-profit organizations.

The County of Cumberland is considering the submission of a Housing Rehabilitation (HR) Application for up to $400,000 for the rehabilitation of single-family, owner-occupied homes through the use of interest-free, deferred loans to low- and moderate-income eligible homeowners throughout the community.

All citizens are encouraged to attend and offer comments at the public hearing or by writing to the County of Cumberland, 164 West Broad Street Bridgeton, NJ 08302, ATTN: Jeff Ridgway, County Comptroller. Within ten (10) 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.


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