PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC HEARING AND SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS

TO THE TOWNSHIP OF BRICK FY 2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

The Township of Brick invites public comment on a Substantial Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Action Plan. The public comment period will begin on July 2nd and end on July 7th, 2020. The substantial amendment is available for review online at  www.bricktownship.net or can emailed upon request by calling 732-262-1039 or emailing CDBGProgram@bricktownship.net.

Notice is hereby given, that the Township of Brick will hold a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, July 2, 2020 at 6 P.M. via ZOOM

To Join the Township of Brick FY 2019 Action Plan Amendment Zoom Meeting, use this link, or dial in with the information provided below:

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For additional information about the meeting or to arrange for special accommodations or alternative document formats contact CDBGProgram@bricktownship.net.

The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the use of additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds that have been allocated through the CARES Act to address the needs of the community to prevent the spread and mitigate economic impacts caused by COVID-19.

The Township of Brick expects to receive an allocation of $177,866 in CDBG-CV funding. Funds will be used for rental assistance/homeless prevention, emergency shelter operations, food service/meal delivery, food pantries, personal protection equipment purchases, purchase of equipment to prevent, prepare for and respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. CDBG FY 2019 funds will be used to support these programs. A full budget is available in the Substantial Amendment.

Comments on the Substantial Amendment may be submitted by participating in the public hearing described above via ZOOM or call in or by emailing comments to CDBGProgram@bricktownship.net All comments must be received by Tuesday July 7th, 2020 at 4 pm.

The Township of Brick intends to submit the Substantial Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or about July 17th, 2020.

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The Township of Brick has been fortunate to receive a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant Entitlement funds that will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. The CARES Act will provide an additional $177,866 in Community Development Block Grant funds specifically aimed at addressing issues arising from the Coronavirus pandemic. These funds are commonly referred to as CDBG-CV funds. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has waived some CDBG statutory requirements for grantees that will enable swift implementation of CDBG-CV grants. Below is link to the amended 2019 Action Plan for the Use of CDBG funds. This document details the activities that the Township is currently undertaking to address COVID-19 related issues with the funding. The amendments are red.

July 8, 2020 Planning Board Meeting Cancellation Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

PLANNING BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JULY 8, 2020

AT 7:00pm HAS BEEN CANCELED.

 

THE NEXT SCHEDULED PLANNING BOARD MEETING IS  JULY 22, 2020  AT 7:00 pm VIRTUALLY THROUGH ZOOM MEETING

YOU CAN FIND THE ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION ON THE TOWNSHIP OF BRICK WEBSITE AT www.bricktownship.net or email the Board Secretary @ poneill@twp.brick.nj.us

 

NO FURTHER NOTICE WILL BE REQUIRED.

 

PAMELA O’NEILL, SECRETARY

PLANNING BOARD/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

Senior Farmers Market Vouchers Available

Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers are available for senior citizens 60 and older.

Income eligibility:

1 person household – gross annual income up to $23,606

2 person household  – gross annual income up to $31,894

Call 732-920-8686 to request vouchers.

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP)

The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or became unemployed due the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may be eligible for a maximum of up to six months of emergency rental assistance. The assistance will be capped at DCA’s fair market rent standard or the total of the rent, whichever is lesser. All participants will be reviewed at the three-month interval to see if they are still in need of assistance. Persons applying must meet all applicable CVERAP income and eligibility requirements. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply or be an emancipated minor. Only one (1) pre-application per household will be accepted. All participants will be selected through an online lottery process.

Anyone selected for the program must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a gross, annual household income that is at or below the maximum income limits for the county where they are be residing
  • Be a New Jersey resident and rent a unit in New Jersey
  • Rent must be current as of March 2020; this program will not assist with arrears
  • Have a substantial reduction in income or are currently receiving unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Have a lack of assets and savings to pay rent
  • Will pay a minimum of 30 percent of their income towards the rent

CVERAP Pre-applications will only be accepted ONLINE.  The open enrollment period is

Monday, July 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to Friday, July 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

PROCESS:

CVERAP pre-applications can be submitted ONLINE starting on July 6th at 9:00 a.m. with the use of a personal computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/NJ559-2809. This link will not be accessible before July 6th at 9:00 a.m.

Paper CVERAP pre-applications will not be distributed or accepted.  Submission of a CVERAP pre-application does not guarantee placement in the Program. Only one CVERAP pre-application per household per county will be accepted. Duplicate CVERAP pre-applications will be rejected. 

HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION REQUIRED:

Names, birthdates, income and assets information for all individuals living in the household. An email address is also required. If you do not have an e-mail address, the application process will allow you to create one.  If you are not proficient in English, the CVERAP pre-application is available in 90 languages; this information can be found starting on July 6th at 9:00 a.m.at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/NJ559-2809, at the top right of the pre-application. This link will not be accessible before July 6th at 9:00 a.m.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:

The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will extend reasonable accommodations to disabled individuals, and persons who have limited English proficiency on a case-by-case basis and will take into consideration the disability and the need(s) of the individual(s) or those households without internet access. Please call DCA’s Applicant Service Unit at 609-292-4080, Option 1 or 8, to request an accommodation.

LOTTERY PROCESS:

A computerized selection (lottery) process will be used to select eligible applicants. Every application submitted during the open enrollment period has the same chance of being selected during the lottery.

Please be advised that the submission of a CVERAP pre-application does not guarantee placement in the program, or a COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program temporary subsidy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Status information will be available at: https://www.WaitlistCheck.com. by  July 21, 2020. At this site, you can verify if you were selected for the program.  If you were selected to the program your status will be Active; if you were not selected it will be Inactive.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions at: www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/docs/FAQs_CVERAP.pdf if you have any further questions.

Continue to check DCA’s website to see when new waiting lists will be opened in the future.

Income Tax Preparation Assistance Available

FREE TAX PREPARATION for lower income persons  is available at FulFill- Peoples Pantry  at 1769 Hooper Ave , Toms River  NJ.  Call 908-770-8498 first to see if you qualify and to schedule assistance.