The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States.
The Program Area the Township of Brick receives funding from is known as the Entitlement Program:
CDBG Entitlement Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.
Over a 1, 2, or 3-year period, as selected by the grantee, not less than 70 percent of CDBG funds must be used for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons. In addition, each activity must meet one of the following national objectives for the program: benefit low- and moderate-income persons, prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available.
The Township of Brick participates in a Consortium led by the Ocean County Community Development Block Grant Program managed by the Ocean County Planning Department. The Consortium includes other municipalities such as Lakewood and Toms River Townships. These entities work together to ensure compliance with HUD requirements, timelines and documentation.
The Township of Brick prepares a 5-year Consolidated Plan that identifies the projects and activities the Township will be utilizing HUD CDBG Funds to accomplish. Each year an Action Plan is developed allocating those funds that are consistent with each project and activity. The Township typically utilizes funding for the following projects:
This project allows the Township to utilize funds to make housing repairs and rehabilitation to individuals who reside in substandard housing.
This project allows the Township to utilize a maximum of 15% of the total CDBG annual allocation to be passed through to public or non-profit agencies that provide services to the low and moderate income population and meet the national objectives of the program.
Public Infrastructure Projects
This project allows the Township to utilize funds to improve public infrastructure, such as roadways, drainage, sidewalks and curbing and make public building upgrades for ADA and code compliance.
This project allows the Township to utilize funding to prevent homelessness, construct affordable housing units, subsidize market rate units to make them affordable to qualified residents, and rehabilitate units to make them affordable.
Administration of Program
This project allows the Township’s administrative time to be billed to the CDBG program funds for staff time spent working on the above projects. A maximum of 20% of the funds may be utilized for this project.
To obtain an application for the Housing Rehabilitation, please see the link below or contact Betty Baptista at firstname.lastname@example.org
To obtain an application for Public Services, please see the link below or contact Lauren Helmstetter at email@example.com
For more information, please contact the Township of Brick Division of Land Use & Planning at 732-262-5312 or 732-262-1327