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CDBG

Michael La Place, AICP, PP
Director of Planning
930 Riverview Drive, Suite 250
Totowa, NJ 07512
(973) 569-4040
Michael Lysicatos AICP, PP
Assistant Director
930 Riverview Drive, Suite 250
Totowa, NJ 07512
(973) 569-4047
Deborah Hoffman
Director of Economic Development

930 Riverview Drive, Suite 250
Totowa, NJ 07512
(973) 569-4720
deborahh@passaiccountynj.org

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The Passaic County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. CDBG Funds can be used for improvements to public infrastructure, housing rehabilitation, public services, property acquisition, economic development activities and the elimination of slums and blight in a community.

The Passaic County Department of Planning and Economic Development has managed the Passaic County Community Development Block Grant Program since 2008.  Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, Passaic County has received grant awards totaling $8,630,524 (FY 2008: $864,476, FY 2009: $874,892, FY 2010: $946,150, FY 2011: $950,250, FY 2012: $805,450, FY 2013: $902,187, FY 2014: 866,001 and FY 2015: $822,008, FY 2016: $810,869 and FY 2017: $788,241). The FY 2018 grant allocation will be $849,041.

The objective of the Passaic County CDBG Urban County program is to assist low and moderate income residents and individuals with special needs (presumed benefit) in the County of Passaic in the eleven (11) communities participating in the Urban County CDBG program:  Bloomingdale, Haledon, Hawthorne, Little Falls, North Haledon, Pompton Lakes, Prospect Park, Totowa, Wanaque, West Milford and Woodland Park.  In addition, non-profit agencies providing services to low-moderate income individuals in the 11 participating municipalities are also eligible to receive funding.  No more than 15% of the grant may be utilized for public service activities.

Each CDBG activity must meet one of the following national objectives for the program: benefit low- and moderate-income persons, prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available.

Citizen Participation

Passaic County has developed and follows a detailed plan that provides for and encourages citizen participation. This process emphasizes participation by persons of low or moderate income, particularly residents of predominantly low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, slum or blighted areas, and areas in which the grantee proposes to use CDBG funds. The plan provides citizens with the following: reasonable and timely access to local meetings; an opportunity to review proposed activities and program performance; provides for timely written answers to written complaints and grievances; and identifies how the needs of non-English speaking residents will be met in the case of public hearings where a significant number of non-English speaking residents can be reasonably expected to participate

Citizen Participation Plan 

CDBG FY 2017 CAPER – Draft

Passaic County Fiscal Year 2018 CDBG Program

Passaic County has prepared the Five Year Consolidated Plan for 2018 -2022 and the Annual Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2018 for the Passaic County Community Development Block Grant Program.   These documents will be on public display between May 18, 2018 and June 19, 2018 and comments from the public are welcome.

The County will receive $849,041 from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in Community Development Block Grant funds for the FY 2018 program year that runs from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.  Activities in eight communities and three non-profit agencies have been recommended for funding.  A summary of the projects recommended for funding has been distributed throughout the County and placed on public display as well as on the County website. 

Applications to the CDBG program are forwarded to municipalities and non-profit organizations in January of each year and are due in March.  For FY 2018, applications were due on March 13, 2018.  The first public hearing for FY 2018 was held on February 2, 2018, 930 Riverview Drive, Totowa, NJ 07512.  A second public hearing will be held on June 12, 2018, 5:30 pm, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 401 Grand Street, Paterson, NJ 07501, 2nd Floor meeting room. We welcome comments on the FY 2018 Action Plan and the Five Year Consolidated Plan

Eligible Activities

Over a 1, 2, or 3-year period, as selected by the grantee, not less than 70 percent of CDBG funds must be used for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons. In addition, each activity must meet one of the following national objectives for the program: benefit low- and moderate-income persons, prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available.

Disaster Relief 


Important Documents
2017 Annual Action Plan
2019 CDBG Application
Passaic County 5 Year Consolidated Plan 2018-2022
North Haledon/Buehler Cultural Center Public Notice