Applications available for grant funding in Hoboken

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Applications are now being accepted by the City of Hoboken for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year 2019 to provide funding to eligible programs and projects sponsored by public agencies or not-for-profit organizations.

The city encourages local community groups that provide quantifiable benefits to low and moderate income residents to apply.

CDBG funding is provided through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The city is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Multi Service Center, at 124 Grand St., to collect input and identify needs relevant to low and moderate income residents within Program Year 2019.

An online survey is also available at: https://www.hobokennj.gov/resources/community-development-block-grant-program.

The city has not yet received notice from HUD of its Program Year 2019 award, but the city has typically received approximately $1 million each program year since becoming an Entitlement Community in 2015. Public Service Funding is capped at 15 percent of total funding, which would make approximately $150,000 available to organizations providing services including, but not limited to child care, after-school programs, health care, family planning, and assistance to the homeless.

The city’s Public Facility Funding, also through the CDBG program, is anticipated to be approximately $800,000 which can be allocated for capital improvements benefiting low to moderate income residents, assuming funding is in line with prior year awards.

Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 22. Funds will become available for selected applications as early as July 1.  Since the funding source is limited, this is a competitive application process. The review criteria and eligibility requirements are noted in the application.

Applicants can request an application from Irene Woodward via email at iwoodward@triadincorporated.com or in person from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hoboken Planning and Zoning Office, 94 Washington St., 2nd floor.

All questions should be directed to Woodward via email, or phone during business hours at 856-690-9590.