The grant is part of more than $5.7 million from HUD for housing and economic development programs in Monmouth County and municipalities in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties.
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 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.
“This federal investment in our congressional district will spur economic growth and are vital to revitalizing communities by helping those who need it most,” Pallone said is a statement. “As our state continues to rebuild from Sandy, the Community Development Block Grants and similar programs will help our communities realize a full recovery.”
Pictured with a donated fire truck from Neptune to Missouri are (frome left) Neptune Fire Commissioner Frank Martuscelli Sr., Commissioner John Fritz, Laura Watson, firefighter from Lancaster Fire and Rescue in Missouri, Lancaster Fire Chief Jason Watson, Carl Snider from Queen City Community FD and Shark River Hills Fire Department Firefighter Joe Malysko.