Four NJ Towns Receive Sustainable Jersey Grants

on Jun 04, 2014

Pennsauken, Irvington, Perth Amboy and West Cape May to implement health and wellness projects

Today, Sustainable Jersey announced that Pennsauken, Irvington, Perth Amboy and West Cape May will receive a Sustainable Jersey Small Grant funded by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH). Since 2009, Sustainable Jersey has distributed approximately $1,407,000 in grants to New Jersey municipalities to help towns make their communities more livable, environmentally friendly and prosperous.

Jack Killion, the Pennsauken Township Mayor said, “We’re very excited to have been awarded this grant from Sustainable Jersey. By further exploring the feasibility of creating a multi-purpose trail in our town, we can take the next step in making Pennsauken Township more sustainable, encouraging our residents to leave their cars in their driveways and safely bike and walk throughout our community.” 

SUSTAINBLE JERSEY SMALL GRANT RECIPIENTS

Municipality

County

Project

Grant   Amount

Pennsauken Township

Camden

Feasibility study for the extension of the existing   Merchantville rail trail east from Cove Road to Haddonfield Road for biking   and walking; collaborative effort with Merchantville and Camden

$10,000

Irvington Township

Essex

Revitalization and upgrading the safety of the   play spaces at the 40th Street Park

$9,000

Perth Amboy City

Middlesex

Creation of a fitness trail along the Raritan Bay   waterfront esplanade at Sadowski Park.

$9,000

West Cape May Borough

Cape May

Addition of bike racks and signage to increase   bike travel to Farmer’s Market

$4,000

 

“Supporting municipalities as they do sustainability projects is a cornerstone of our mission,” said Sustainable Jersey Board Chair Pam Mount. “Grants help ensure that important health and wellness projects at the community level can get done.”

 The Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program is an important benefit for municipalities participating in the program. The funded projects serve as practical and innovative models for the rest of State and make contributions toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey.

The recipients of this round of grants have projects that provide increased opportunities for physical activity in the community. This grant funding opportunity was open to targeted Sustainable Jersey participating communities based on guidelines established by the New Jersey Department of Health. Currently, 73 percent of the state's municipalities (411 towns across all 21 counties) have registered to become Sustainable Jersey certified. 

 

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