Mayor John G. Ducey and the Township Council presented checks totaling $40,900 to fourteen local service organizations. The checks, which range from $1,000 to $10,000 are from funding the Township receives as part of the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The checks will assist the organizations in providing a wide variety of services to the community.
Every year, the Township receives grant money from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant program which is in turn passed on to local service providers. The Township identifies issues of concern in the community and then provides the Federal funds to the organizations most appropriate to address those issues. This year, the Township donated a total of $40,900 to these organizations.
“The organizations that we are honored to support through our CDBG program have an enormous impact on our community and the Jersey Shore. It is impossible to calculate how many lives are touched by and how many people will be helped by them,” said Mayor Ducey. “We are honored and privileged to help each one of these groups in their missions to make people’s lives better.”
The CDBG Check recipients are:
- Community Services, Inc. of Ocean County/Meals on Wheels $10,000
- Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity $5,000
- Church of the Epiphany, St. Vincent DePaul Society $4,000
- Ocean County Hunger Relief $4,000
- Providence House $3,500
- Dottie’s House $3,000
- Interfaith Hospitality Network of Ocean County $3,000
- The Arc, Ocean County Chapter $1,500
- Ocean’s Harbor House $1,500
- Church of the Visitation $1,250
- CONTACT of Ocean and Monmouth Counties $1,150
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County, Inc. $1,000
- Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey $1,000
- STEPS (Solutions to End Poverty Soon) $1,000
“These organizations rely heavily on the kindness of volunteers and the generosity of donors. I encourage any resident who wants to make a difference to reach out to one of these organizations to see how you can help,” said Mayor Ducey.