South Jersey Municipalities Earn Funding Through Municipal Aid Grant

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New Jersey officials have announced that 95% of New Jersey municipalities will receive funding from the Municipal Aid grant awards, totaling $161.25 million.

On Friday, March 5th, Governor Phil Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, and Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti gave notice that 537 cities and towns all across the state are receiving funds from the Municipal Aid grant program to advance road, bridge, safety, and quality-of-life improvement projects.

“Supporting New Jersey’s communities through funding for infrastructure maintenance and renewal is a core component of good government, and stands at the top of this Administration’s priorities,” said Murphy. “Alongside Commissioner Scaccetti, I’m proud to stand with our State’s municipalities to help them deliver projects to their residents that improve their mobility and their quality of life.”

The Municipal Aid grant program received 681 applications from 544 different municipalities totaling $377 million in work. Applications are evaluated and rated on their merits by an independent panel of New Jersey municipal engineers with the support of NJDOT.

Towns and cities in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties will be using the funding to work on a number of projects.

“Working directly with municipalities to update the main lines of transportation that run through our towns and cities will have a positive daily impact on people,” said Oliver, who also serves as Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs. “Residents want to see their Transportation Trust Fund dollars at work in their communities and this grant program will help to make infrastructure improvements become a reality statewide.”

Click here to see what South Jersey towns and cities received funding from the Municipal Aid grant awards.


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