Local nonprofits can apply for CDBG funding

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BRICK TOWNSHIP — Non-profit public service agencies serving Brick Township still have time to apply for funding under the 2021 Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] program.

Municipal planner Tara Paxton reviewed Brick Township’s draft 2021 CDBG Action Plan Tuesday night, during the annual public hearing held prior to the draft’s finalization and submission to Ocean County officials in March. The county, in turn, will approve the plan and submit it to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in May.

Brick receives approximately $300,000 in CDBG funds each year. The township is permitted to “pass through” 15 percent, or roughly $45,000, of that annual allocation to non-profit community organizations that provide public services, according to Ms. Paxton.

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“They’re like an extension or an arm of the township, for services we don’t have the capacity to provide,” Ms. Paxton said.

Public service agencies have until 4 p.m. on Feb. 26 to apply for a portion of the projected $45,000. A flyer and link to the grant application form is available online at bricktownship.net.

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