Federal Community Funding Flows to 11th Congressional District

Federal Community Funding Flows to 11th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be sending increased Community and Development Block Grant (CDBG) formula grant funding to municipalities and counties in the 11th Congressional District, as a result of the higher allocations in the FY 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act, U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen has announced.  Bloomfield, Parsippany-Troy Hills and Wayne, along with Morris, Essex and Passaic counties will all be receiving an increase in funding above FY17 levels.
“The FY 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act provides $3.3 billion for CDBG, which is $300 million above the previous levels in FY17,” said Frelinghuysen, the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.  “I was pleased that we were able to boost funding for this important program, even as the President proposed eliminating CDBG altogether.”
The CDBG program provides annual grants to state and local governments 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.
FY18 awards
Bloomfield - $994,311
Parsippany-Troy hills - $241,311
Wayne - $184,046
Essex County - $5,192,314
Morris County - $1,932,888
Passaic County - $849,041
The state of New Jersey will also receive $6.7 million for FY18.