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The Planning and Economic Development Department consists of the following divisions:
  • Planning
  • GIS
  • Community and Economic Development
  • County Historian
  • Public Housing

Planning and Economic Development also administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) program. The department serves as the staff resource for the Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Passaic County Planning Board, Passaic County Agriculture Development Board, and the Open Space Advisory Committee and Trust Fund.

The department facilitates the development of communities that offer citizens a high quality of life by meeting their needs for employment opportunities, an affordable home, efficient transportation, and access to leisure, recreational, and cultural opportunities. The department provides a process that assists citizens and community leaders in directing future changes in the county.


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CDBG Program

Notice is hereby given that Passaic County, NJ in accordance with the Citizen Participation Plan, will hold a public meeting on February 5, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the Passaic County Department of Planning and Economic Development, Suite 250, 930 Riverview Drive, Totowa, NJ.  The purpose of the meeting is to share information on how to complete the FY 2016 CDBG application to request funding, HUD rules and requirements governing CDBG funding and to obtain input on the County's housing and community development needs.

Municipalities or Agencies wishing to request CDBG funding must do so in writing by 4:00 p.m. March 14, 2016.  The County intends to submit its application for FY 2016 funds to HUD on or about July 15, 2016.  The County anticipates that its FY 2016 CDBG Program allocation will be $800,000, but allocation figures are not yet known.  Funds may be allocated to projects in the twelve participating communities of the County: Bloomingdale, Haledon, Hawthorne, Little Falls, North Haledon, Pompton Lakes, Prospect Park, Ringwood, Totowa, Wanaque, West Milford and Woodland Park and to eligible non-profit agencies serving low income populations.

All interested individuals and organizations are invited to attend this meeting and offer their comments on the housing and community development needs of the County.  Individuals who are non-English speaking or disabled and require the information in an alternate format or who require special accommodations at the public meeting, may contact the Division of Economic Development at 973-569-4720 or (TTY Users:  NJ Telecommunications Relay 7-1-1). This meeting will also be available via webinar, contact the Division of Economic Development for the web link.

La información será proporcionada en español a petición.