GRANT SERVICES

 

Overview Of Services

CGP&H services include grant and loan research, procurement, and administration. CGP&H secures more than $15 million each year for clients. More than $250 million has been realized to date for CGP&H clients.

CGP&H researches available and emerging funding opportunities; completes thorough and detailed applications; and upon request administers the successfully awarded grant projects or programs.

CGP&H provides grant writing and grant administration services for the following types of applications:

  • NJDCA Small Cities applications and reporting
  • Energy improvement funding
  • Public safety grants
  • NJDOT grants
  • Affordable housing funding
  • Brownfields grants
  • Historic preservation grants
  • Public infrastructure funding

Department Contact

 
 
 

Dave Gerkens,
PP, AICP

 

(609) 664-2769
ext. 23

dave@cgph.net

Grant Services Projects

Contact Dave Gerkens about the following grant opportunities:

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) Announces the Availability of Funding Under the Brownfield Impact Fund. NJEDA’s New Jersey Brownfield Impact Funds will facilitate the redevelopment of brownfields by addressing funding gaps in order to make the remediation phase financially viable after which construction financing can be obtained by the developer. Another goal of the program is to minimize the negative environmental impacts of developing current green spaces for commercial and industrial use. Applicants must demonstrate site control and certify that they did not contribute to contamination on the site. All applicants must have a Redevelopment Plan for the contaminated property. There is no submittal deadline. Applications will be available on the NJEDA web site on January 20, 2022. Funds will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. For the first 90 days, applications will only be accepted from designated CCI Communities. These include Camden, Trenton, Perth Amboy, Bayonne, Bridgeton, Jersey City, Millville, Newark, Paterson, Paulsboro, Salem, and Vineland. After 90 days (April 20, 2022), applications will be accepted for projects not located in CCI communities, subject to availability of funding.

NJ DOT Announces FY 2023 Funding Round for Safe Streets to Transit Program. The intent of this program is to encourage counties and municipalities to construct safe and accessible pedestrian linkages to transit facilities, in order to promote increased usage of transit by all segments of the population. All projects should be located within 1 mile of a transit facility such as a rail station, bus stop or ferry terminal. Counties and municipalities are eligible to apply. Deadline to apply is July 1, 2022.

NJ DOT Announces FY 2023 Funding Round for Municipal Aid Program. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Municipal Aid program funds projects that enhance safety, renew aging infrastructure and support new transportation opportunities. The program provides the opportunity to secure funds for municipal public road and bridge improvement projects. All 565 municipalities in NJ are eligible to apply. Municipalities may submit up to 2 applications. Deadline to apply is July 1, 2022.

NJ DOT Announces FY 2023 Funding Round for Bikeways Program. Grants are provided to promote bicycling as an alternate mode of transportation in New Jersey.  Priority will be given to bikeways that are physically separated from motorized vehicles by an open space or barrier, but on-road bike paths and other bike routes and facilities are also eligible. Bike projects must create new bike path mileage. Counties and municipalities are eligible to apply. Deadline to apply is July 1, 2022.

NJ DCA Announces FY 2022 Funding Round for Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP). The goal of the program is to strengthen the economic health of threatened but viable communities and to encourage private investment in these communities. It will concentrate on neighborhoods with the potential for mixed use development to encourage small business job creation and invite business and community development. This application cycle is open to municipalities who currently do not have an active NPP District and otherwise meet the NPP eligibility criteria. Deadlines for submittal: Notice of Interest – July 2, 2022 and Full Application – August 18, 2022.

NJ Forest Service Announces 2022 Funding Round for Stewardship Grant Program. The New Jersey Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program (NJUCF) provides grants to local governments and their shade tree commissions (also tree committees, tree boards and tree councils) to assist in the implementation of approved Comprehensive Forestry Management Plans. Only projects carried out on public property owned or maintained by a municipal or county government are eligible for grant funding. Deadline to apply is July 8, 2022.

NJ DCA Announces Funding Round for the New FY22 American Rescue Firefighter Grants Program. The American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant program will provide funding to local and regional fire departments for fire protection, cleaning, and sanitization equipment. Departments that provide evidence of resource strain due to COVID 19 and those with underserved populations and/or unmet firefighter needs will receive priority for funding. Deadline to apply is August 13, 2022.

NJ DEP Announces First Funding Round for Natural Climate Solutions Grant. The Natural Climate Solutions grant program will fund projects that create, restore, and enhance New Jersey’s natural carbon sinks such as salt marshes, seagrass beds, forests, urban parks and woodlands and street trees. The funding is made available through New Jersey’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative which provides the state with auction proceeds to invest in programs designed to help meet its climate, clean energy, and equity goals. Deadline to apply is August 15, 2022.

NJDOT Announces 2023 Grant Round for Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program. The Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program (TAP) provides funding for non-traditional surface transportation projects designed to strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of the intermodal transportation system. Projects must relate to surface transportation which includes both land and water.  Local governments, regional transit agencies and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. New this year: A mandatory pre-application meeting with DOT staff is required. Please contact CGP&H for further details. For optimal results, CGP&H recommends six to eight weeks preparation time for application submission. Deadline to apply is November 3, 2022.

The addition of CGP&H significantly added to our ability or provide economic development services to our communities.  CGP&H has assisted our municipalities in securing more than $21.1 million dollars for local projects which would have otherwise gone unfunded.

John B. Comegno II, Chairman , Burlington County Bridge Commission