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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for the Ocean County CDBG Program

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), the US Federal government has established $1 billion in CDBG funds. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been directed to distribute these funds to CDBG grantees that received funds in FY 2008, including the County of Ocean and its Consortium participants of the Townships of Brick, Toms River, Lakewood and Jackson.

Ocean County Consortium FY2008
Action Plan Amendment

Submittal Documents
Description of Projects
Contacts and Links

In order to obtain the funds, the grantee is required to submit a substantial amendment to its approved FY 2008 Federal Action Plan.

  • A 7-day public comment period was held from May 26, 2009 through June 2, 2009.
  • A public hearing was held on June 1, 2009, and the Plan Amendment was approved at the June 3, 2009 Board Meeting.
  • The FY 2008 Action Plan Amendment for use of CDBG-R funds was submitted to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development on June 5, 2009.
Ocean County Consortium FY2008 Action Plan Amendment:

Description of Projects:

The County of Ocean Consortium will receive additional FY 2008 Federal funding under the CDBG Recovery (CDBG-R) element of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Following is a list of 2008 CDBG-R funding and proposed activities for the jurisdictions which administer the Federal program

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Ocean County: $321, 960Street improvements along Union and Brown Avenues in Lakehurst Borough and Program Administration.

The County of Ocean will be improving 1.3 miles of roadway in Lakehurst Borough, specifically Brown Avenue, starting from Route 37 and proceeding down Union Avenue to Route 70. This stretch of roadway lies in two Designated Target Neighborhoods (DTN's) with 51.7 percent and 55.7 percent low/moderate income clientele. It is estimated that a crew of 10-16 construction workers will be hired. The crew will consist of 6-8 laborers for direct paving, 3-4 truck drivers, and 1-4 operators. The project is anticipated to be bid in mid-June 2009 and construction is projected to begin in late July 2009. The County of Ocean will comply with all Federal Labor Standards.

Brick Township: $95,792Curb and sidewalk improvements along Burnt Tavern Road and Program Administration.

1) Burnt Tavern Road - curbs and sidewalks, retaining wall, construction, grading, utility resets, pavement restoration, drainage casting resets and site restoration, including project design and engineering.
2) Engineering and administration of Burnt Tavern Road curbs and sidewalks project.

Jackson Township: $53,774Street improvements along Miller Avenue.

The Jackson Township Street Improvement Project will repave and improve Miller Road from Ollie Burke Road to Bowman Road, located in a 58.8 percent low/moderate Designated Target Neighborhood (DTN). This project is projected to employ a construction crew of ten to fifteen workers. The crew will consist of laborers, operators and truck drivers. The  Miller Road Improvement project is anticipated to be bid by mid-June 2009 and construction is expected to begin in late 2009. Jackson Township will comply with all Federal Labor Standards.

Lakewood Township: $210,840Georgian Court College, Mortgage/Foreclosure Counseling, Summer Youth Employment Program, Curb and sidewalks improvements and Program Administration.

1) Georgian Court College – installation of emergency generator as part of the municipal emergency evacuation plan.
2) Lakewood Township Summer Youth Employment Program – support of four part-time administrators of local summer youth program.
3) Lake Shore Drive – payment of “soft costs” for the design of new curb and sidewalk on North Lake Shore Drive. Project is within an eligible designated target neighborhood.
4) Program administration – program management and general administration.

Toms River Township: $122,095Huddy Park, Housing Rehabilitation, Curb and sidewalk improvements, and Program Administration.

1) Huddy Park – handicap retrofit of downtown waterfront park. Ramps, curb cuts, etc., with matching municipal funds. ADA compliance project.
2) Housing Rehabilitation Program – additional funds for local scattered site housing rehabilitation program for income-eligible residences. Upgrade of health and safety items and code deficient items.
3) Curbs and Sidewalks – assist Township curb and sidewalk projects within eligible low/moderate income census tracts.
4) Program administration – implementation and management of CDBG stimulus projects.


For more information: Recovery Act Links:
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PO Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
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January 31, 2013