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REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

MORRIS COUNTY HOME-ARP PROGRAM

Notice is hereby given that Morris County is seeking proposals from qualified for-profit developers, non-profit developers, and County-designated Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) acting as owners, developers, and/or sponsors for the production of affordable rental housing targeted to HOME-ARP Qualifying Populations in Morris County.

 

Funds awarded under this RFP must be used to benefit individuals and families who meet the HOME-ARP criteria for qualifying populations, defined in Notice CPD 21-10 Requirements for the Use of Funds in the HOME-American Rescue Plan Program (the Notice), published September 13, 2021.
Funding is also available for HOME-ARP eligible supportive services for individuals meeting one or more of the HOME-ARP Qualifying Populations. Supportive services are intended to be provided to households occupying HOME-ARP assisted units. La informacion sera proporcionada en espanol a peticion.
The County will host an application workshop on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at 2:00pm via Webex for interested applicants.
Morris County HOME-ARP Program Workshop

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Proposals will be due to Morris County by July 8th, 2024, 4:00pm sharp. A drop box is located at 1 Medical Drive, Suite 100, Morris Plains (please advise if using this option) or the application may be mailed to Office of Community Development, County of Morris, POB 900, Morristown, NJ 07963-0900 to be eligible for funding consideration.

Interested applicants can access the application on the Morris County website under HOME-ARP Application tab. Questions may be directed to Jasmine Tirado, Morris County Division of Human Services, Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services at (973)285-6060 (TDD Users: 7-1-1; NJ Telecommunications Relay Center) or email: [email protected]

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FUNDS 2024 PROGRAM YEAR FUNDS FOR CDBG HOME AND ESG PROGRAMS
In accordance with the Federal regulations at 24 CFR, Part 91, notice is hereby given that the County of Morris will hold a public hearing to solicit comments on the Annual Action Plan for FY 2024 which covers the program period from July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025. The public is cordially invited to attend and participate in the hearing, which will be held both in person at the Morristown and Morris Township Library in the Boardroom: 1 Miller Road, Morristown, NJ 07960, and virtually via the WebEx platform.
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 Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 5:30 PM | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) | 1 hr.

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The Office of Community Development serves 38 municipalities of Morris County through its administration of the:

  • Community Development Block Grant
    • CDBG grants are available to non-profits and participating municipalities applying for grants to fund activities within the realms of infrastructure and improvements, services, facilities and creation of affordable housing.
    • REVISION to the CDBG 2022 Application: Please note, the CDBG 2022 Application was modified on Nov. 17 2021 to reflect the following changes:

    Page 2 – Box 7 explanation of ineligible costs reflects the allowance provided in 2 CFR Part 200 for indirect costs.

    Page 4- The footnote was corrected to indicate that the Services cap will remain at $50,000.

  • HOME Investment Partnerships
    • HOME grants are similarly available and target activities involving the creation of affordable housing; the Office also funds a Tenant Based Rental Assistance program.
  • Emergency Solutions Grant
    • ESG is geared toward providers dealing with homelessness. 

The Office’s Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Program(PDF, 3MB) (El Programa para la Reparación de Viviendas(PDF, 3MB)) serves to maintain affordable housing by enabling homeowners, experiencing major systems’ failures, to remain in their homes; it also assists towns in satisfying their affordable housing obligations.

Public Notices

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ

NOTICE OF PUBLIC NEEDS HEARING FOR

THE COUNTY’S CDBG, HOME, and ESG Programs

FY 2024 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

Please be advised that the Department of Human Services, Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services, Office of Community Development will conduct a hybrid Public Needs Hearing to obtain comments on the community development and affordable housing needs for the County’s FY 2024 Annual Action Plan. The County anticipates receiving approximately $1,906,537 in CDBG funds, $1,033,320 in HOME funds and $168,904 in ESG funds. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, January 31st at 5:30pm at the Morristown and Morris Township Library in the Boardroom::

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This hearing will provide an opportunity to:

1.         Obtain the views and comments of individuals and organizations concerning the County's housing and community development needs.  The information gathered will be used in the preparation of the Annual Plan elements for Fiscal Year 2024 CDBG, HOME and ESG Programs.

2.         Provide an opportunity for citizens and organizations, non-profits and participants to make requests for funding for projects or suggest activities that could be funded with CDBG, HOME and ESG funds that would meet community needs.

3.         Review the County’s CDBG/HOME/ESG Program Performance for FY 2023 and provide an opportunity for the public to comment on program performance.

Questions and/or comments may be directed to Jasmine Tirado, by mail at: Morris County Division of Human Services, Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services, Office of Community Development, POB 900, Morristown, New Jersey 07963-0900 or by telephone (973)285-6060 (TDD Users: 7-1-1; NJ Telecommunications Relay Center) or email: [email protected].

The County of Morris will make reasonable accommodations and services necessary for sensory-impaired and disabled citizens at the public meeting. Additionally, translation services may be offered upon request and availability. Persons requiring such accommodations/services should contact (973)285-6060 at least three working days in advance of the meeting. Persons requiring  information in alternative formats should contact the Community Development Office at (973)285-6033 (TDD Users: 7-1-1 NJ Relay Center).

Any program related comments received by regular mail/email or telephone as a result of this advertisement of the Public Hearing portion of this meeting as well as comments received at the Public Hearing will be included in the Public Participation Plan submitted to HUD. This notice and funding applications have been placed on the website: https://www.morriscountynj.gov/Departments/Community-Development. The County anticipates submitting its FY 2024 Annual Action Plan to HUD on or before May 15, 2024.

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MORRIS COUNTY REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS

FY 2022 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)

(from 7/1/2022 - 6/30/2023)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the Federal regulations at 24 CFR Part 91 and the County’s Citizen Participation Plan, Morris County has prepared the FY 2022 CAPER for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program. The County is part of Morris County-Parsippany-Troy Hills Consortium.

This report contains information including:

  1. Summary of the resources and accomplishments,
  2. Status of actions taken during the year to implement the goals outlined in the Consolidated Plan, and
  3. Evaluation of the progress made during the year in addressing the identified priority needs and objectives.

The 2022 CAPER may be viewed online at https://www.morriscountynj.gov/Departments/Community- Development under publications and at the County building located:

Morris County Department of Human Services Division of Community and Behavioral Health Services Office of Community Development

1 Medical Drive Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Attention: Linda Clark

Persons requiring translation services or persons with disabilities must contact the County no less than three days in advance of viewing the draft CAPER, to request a summary of the draft CAPER in an accessible format.

Oral and written comments will be accepted through 4:00 p.m. on September 26, 2023, by contacting Linda Clark at the above address or email: [email protected]

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ

SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO FY 2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

FOR ESG-CV FUNDING

Notice is hereby given that Morris County Department of Human Services, Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services, Office of Community Development is amending its Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) budget. This funding is authorized by the FY2020 CARES Act supplemental funding legislation.
The County has identified additional operating expenses incurred by its emergency shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The revised program budget is as follows:
Emergency Shelter - $841,751.00

Street Outreach - $115,000.00

Rapid Rehousing $ 947,816.00

Homeless Prevention $ 25,000.00

Administration $ 151,071.00

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing expenses include rental assistance, rental arrears, utility assistance and utility arrears for homeless individuals and families or households at-risk of experiencing homelessness. Emergency Shelter expenses include payment of bed nights, motel nights, staff time used to operate emergency shelter programs, and other expenses related to needs while in emergency shelter situations.

Administrative expenses include staff time to administer and implement the program in accordance with federal regulations.

 

 

 

 

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FUNDS

2023 PROGRAM YEAR FUNDS FOR CDBG HOME AND ESG PROGRAMS

In accordance with the Federal regulations at 24 CFR, Part 91, notice is hereby given that the County of Morris will hold a public hearing on May 3, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. to solicit comments on the Annual Action Plan for FY 2023 which covers the program period from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024. The public is cordially invited to attend and participate in the hearing, which will be held both in person at the County’s office building located at 1 Medical Drive, Morris Plains, NJ, 07950 in Conference Room 82 and virtually via the WebEx platform. To access the hearing virtually, reference the log-in information:

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Copies of the FY 2023 Annual Plan are available for public inspection and review from April 7, 2023 to May 8, 2023 on the County’s website: https://www.morriscountynj.gov/Departments/Community-Development under “Publications.” Upon request, the Plan will be made available in alternative formats for persons with special needs and limited English proficiency. Please contact the Community Development office at (973) 285-6853 (TDD: 7-1-1 NJ Relay Center). Comments and/or questions received by May 8, 2023 will be considered. Contact the County of Morris Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services, Office of Community Development, P.O. Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963-0900 or email to [email protected]

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The preparation of the Annual Plan is a requirement for direct assistance under certain HUD funding programs, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program. This notice also includes the proposed use of FY 2021 and FY 2022 HOME CHDO funds in the amount of $271,862, FY 2018 HOME funds in the amount of $70,000 and FY2020 HOME funds in the amount of $45,702.

The County of Morris is receiving $1,906,537 of 2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Of the total funds expected to be available for 2023 activities (exclusive of program administration), 100 percent will be used for activities that benefit low/moderate income persons. Under the Morris County Community Development Program, County-wide project locations exclude Dover and Parsippany Troy-Hills.

FY 2023 CDBG estimated awards include funding for the following project types:

  • Public improvements: $274,555
  • Public facilities: $200,000
  • Affordable housing and rehabilitation (includes service delivery): $764,695
  • Public services: $285,980
  • Program administration: $381,307

The County of Morris is receiving $1,033,320 of FY 2023 HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds with an additional $271,862 of prior year CHDO funds (FY 2021 and 2022) available to allocate and $70,000 of FY 2018  HOME funds and FY 2020 HOME funds in the amount of $45,702 to allocate.

FY 2023 HOME estimated awards plus HOME funds and CHDO funds from previous years include funding for the following project types:

  • Affordable housing development/rehabilitation: $726,984
  • Tenant based rental assistance: $163,718
  • Community housing development organization activity $426,850
  • Program administration: $103,332

The County of Morris is receiving $168,904 of FY 2023 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program funds.

FY 2023 ESG estimated awards include funding for the following project types:

  • Emergency Shelter Operation and Outreach: $93,742
  • Prevention and Rapid Re-housing: $62,495
  • Program Administration: $12,667

DISPLACEMENT POLICY

The County of Morris has established a policy on Displacement and Benefits. This policy applies to all involuntary, permanent displacement resulting from CDBG activities. As a policy, the County will minimize displacement by limiting activities to those that do not require displacement. If displacement is required, the County will comply with the Uniform Relocation Act (URA). If the URA is not applicable, the County will provide reasonable benefits including prompt notification of possible relocation, referral assistance and advice and counseling if needed.

The Morris County Commissions are expected to approve the Annual Action Plan at their regularly scheduled meeting on May 10, 2023. This meeting will take place in the Public Meeting room, 5th Floor, Administration and Records Building, Morristown, NJ at 7:00pm. Following approval of the Annual Action Plan, the County anticipates submitting the Plan to HUD on or before May 16, 2023.

 

PY2023 Annual Action Plan & CAPER Public Hearing Presentation

PY-2023-Public-Hearing-Grant-Information.pdf(PDF, 8MB)

 

 

PY2023 CDBG, ESG and HOME Applications Office Hours

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Thursday, Feb 2, 2023 3:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS 

Date of Notice: 1.24.2023

Name of Responsible Entity: County of Morris

Address:  Courthouse, P.O. Box 900 Morristown, NJ 07963

Telephone Number: 973-285-6060 

On February 6, 2023, the County of Morris will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Community Development for the release of grant program funds under Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93383) t, to undertake a project known as Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Revitalization/ Aging in Place Program.

Tier 1 Broad Level Review Project/Program Title: Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Revitalization/ Aging in Place Program.

Purpose: Homeowner rehabilitation.

Location: County-wide

Project Description: Provision of exterior repair, painting, landscaping, and weatherization services to low-moderate income seniors.

 

Tier 2 site specific reviews will be completed for those laws and authorities not addressed in the tier 1 broad review for each address under this program when addresses become known.

Level of Environmental Review Citation: 24 CFR Part 58.5(a)(3)(i)

Tier 2 Site Specific Review: The site-specific reviews will cover the following laws and authorities not addressed in the Tier 1 broad review: contamination and toxic substances, historic preservation, noise and environmental justice. 

Mitigation Measures/Conditions/Permits (if any): not applicable

Estimated HUD funding: $50,000

The County of Morris has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the County of Morris Community Development Office at 1 Medical Center Drive, Morris Plains, NJ, 07950, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Please call ahead to make an appointment: 973-285-6033 (TDD users 7-1-1 NJ Relay Center).

PUBLIC COMMENTS 

Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Jasmine Tirado, Morris County Community Development Programs, PO Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963, or by email [email protected]. All comments received by February 6, 2023, will be considered by the County of Morris prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. 

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION 

The County of Morris certifies to HUD that Stephen H. Shaw, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as Director of the Morris County Board of Commissioners, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process, and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the County to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS 

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the County’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the County; (b) the County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76), and shall be addressed to the Newark Field Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), by email to [email protected] Potential objectors should contact HUD Newark via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

John Krickus, Director

Morris County Board of Commissioners

 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Date of Notice: 1.10.2023

Name of Responsible Entity: County of Morris

Address: Courthouse, P.O. Box 900 Morristown, NJ 07963 Telephone Number: 973-285-6060

On January 30, 2023, the County of Morris will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Community Development for the release of grant program funds under Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93383) t, to undertake a project known as Morris County Housing Rehabilitation.

Tier 1 Broad Level Review Project/Program Title: Morris County Housing Rehabilitation

Purpose: Homeowner rehabilitation.

Location: County-wide

Project Description: Homeowner rehabilitation activities for 5 homes located in Morris County, NJ. Rehabilitation will include, but not be limited to, window/door removal and replacement, replacement of flooring, removal/replacement of roof components and gutters, improvements to HVAC systems, improvements to electrical and plumbing systems, improvements to kitchen areas including removal/replacement of cabinets and appliances, improvements to bathrooms including removal/replacement of tubs, sinks, vanities and toilets as well as ADA improvements.

Tier 2 site specific reviews will be completed for those laws and authorities not addressed in the tier 1 broad review for each address under this program when addresses become known.

Level of Environmental Review Citation: 24 CFR Part 58.5(a)(3)(i)

Tier 2 Site Specific Review: The site-specific reviews will cover the following laws and authorities not addressed in the Tier 1 broad review: contamination and toxic substances, historic preservation, noise and environmental justice.

Mitigation Measures/Conditions/Permits (if any): not applicable

Estimated HUD funding: $25,000

The County of Morris has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the County of Morris Community Development Office at 1 Medical Center Drive, Morris Plains, NJ, 07950, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Please call ahead to make an appointment: 973-285-6033 (TDD users 7-1-1 NJ Relay Center).

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Jasmine Tirado, Morris County Community Development Programs Coordinator, PO Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963, or by to [email protected]. All comments received by January 30,2023 will be considered by the County of Morris prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The County of Morris certifies to HUD that John Krickus, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as Director of the Morris County Board of Commissioners, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process, and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the County to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the County’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the County; (b) the County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76), and shall be addressed to the Newark Field Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), by email to [email protected] Potential objectors should contact HUD Newark via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

John Krickus, Director

Morris County Board of Commissioners

 

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

 

DATE OF NOTICE:                 January 10, 2023

RESPONSIBLE ENTITY:        County of Morris

ADDRESS:                              Board of Commissioners

                                                Courthouse, P.O. Box 900

                                                Morristown, NJ  07963

TELEPHONE:                          973-285-6060

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the County of Morris (County).

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about January 30, 2023, the County will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of federal Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93‑383), as amended, and federal Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 (Act), as amended, to be undertake the following activities:

The Township of Roxbury-ADA Ramp Project will remove barriers to 35 ramps across the community.

Project Location:  20 Lincoln St Wharton NJ 07885

Estimated CDBG funding: CDBG: $125,000

Township of Pequannock- Ryerson Ave Reconstruction will Street improvement to include milling and paving, replacement of curbs with ADA compliant and reconstruction of sidewalks. Drainage Improvements.

Project Locations:   5 Ryerson Ave

Estimated CDBG funding: CDBG: $113,625

 

Borough Victory Gardens - Improvements to Washington Ave will mill and pave Washington Ave, including curb replacements, speed table replacement

Project Location:  Washington Ave, Victory Gardens Borough

Estimated CDBG funding: $104,500

 

Lincoln Park Borough - Maturan Ave Water Main Replacement will replace 850 feet of water main and construct a fire hydrant

Project Location: Maturan Ave Lincoln Park NJ 07035

Estimated CDBG funding: $125,000

The Borough of Rockaway - Brook Street Watermain will replace the existing 550 linear feet water main along Brook Street, replacing existing fire hydrants.

Project Location:  24 Brooke Street Rockaway NJ 07866

Estimated CDBG funding: $125,000

 

Borough of Butler - Belleview Ave Watermain will replace 940 feet of water main on Belleview Ave. restore looped water feed.

Project Locations:  Belleview Ave from 74 to Bartholdi intersection

Estimated CDBG funding: $125,000

Thomas Street Supportive Housing development of permanent supportive housing.

Project Location:  Thomas Street, Borough of Wharton

Estimated HOME funding: $184,602

Chatham Family Apartments will involve construction of 63-unit affordable housing development with 11 HOME units.

Project Locations:  522 Southern Blvd, Chatham, NJ

HOME funding: HOME: $350,000

 

FINDING of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

 

The County has determined that the projects listed above will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 is not required.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file with Morris County and can be accessed in the Community Development Office at 1 Medical Center Drive, Morris Plains, NJ, 07950, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM.  Please call ahead to make an appointment: 973-285-6033 (TDD users 7-1-1 NJ Relay Center).

Public Comments

Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Jasmine Tirado, Coordinator, Morris County Community Development Programs, PO Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963, or by email [email protected].  All comments received by January 30, 2023 will be considered by the County prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The County of Morris certifies to HUD that John Krickus, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as Director of the Morris County Board of Commissioners, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process, and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the County to use Program funds.

 

Objections to Release of Funds

 

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the County’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases:  (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the County; (b) the County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.  Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76), and shall be addressed to the Newark Field Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), by email to [email protected] Potential objectors should contact HUD Newark via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 

John Krickus, Director

Morris County Board of Commissioners

 

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Date of Notice:                                   January 10, 2023

Responsible Entity:                             County of Morris

Address:                                              Board of Commissioners

                                                            Courthouse, P.O. Box 900

                                                            Morristown, NJ 07963

Telephone:                                          973-285-6060

These notices shall satisfy two separates but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the name of the County of Morris.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On January 30, 2023, the County of Morris will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Community Development for the release of grant program funds under Section 18 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended in 1998, to undertake a project known as Town of Pequannock – Ryerson Avenue Reconstruction

Street improvement to include milling and paving, replacement of curbs with ADA complaint and reconstruction of sidewalks. Drainage Improvements.

Project Location: 5 Ryerson Avenue, Township of Pequannock

Estimated CDBG Funding Amount: $113,625

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The County of Morris has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the County of Morris Community Development Office at 1 Medical Center Drive, Morris Plains, NJ, 07950, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Please call ahead to make an appointment: 973-285-6033 (TDD users 7-1-1 NJ Relay Center).

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Jasmine Tirado, Coordinator, Morris County Community Development Programs, PO Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963, or by email [email protected]. All comments received by January 30, 2023, will be considered by the County of Morris prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The County of Morris certifies to HUD that John Krickus, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as Director of the Morris County Board of Commissioners, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process, and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the County to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the County’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the County; (b) the County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76), and shall be addressed to the Newark Field Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), by email to [email protected] Potential objectors should contact HUD Newark via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 

John Krickus, Director

Morris County Board of Commissioners

 

 

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Date of Notice:                                   January 10, 2023

Responsible Entity:                             County of Morris

Address:                                              Board of Commissioners

                                                            Courthouse, P.O. Box 900

                                                            Morristown, NJ 07963

Telephone:                                          973-285-6060

These notices shall satisfy two separates but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the name of the County of Morris.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On January 30, 2023, the County of Morris will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Community Development for the release of grant program funds under Section 18 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended in 1998, to undertake a project known as Thomas Street Supportive Housing.

Thomas Street Supportive Housing will consist of the construction of a new single-family home to create four permanent supportive housing beds for individuals with developmental disabilities. Pillar Care Continuum, formerly Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey, is the project sponsor and will own and operate the home, providing support services to the four residents. Pillar is partnering with Nouvelle LLC to construct the new home.

Project Location: 0 Thomas Street, Borough of Wharton

Estimated HOME Funding Amount: $163,718

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The County of Morris has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the County of Morris Community Development Office at 1 Medical Center Drive, Morris Plains, NJ, 07950, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Please call ahead to make an appointment: 973-285-6033 (TDD users 7-1-1 NJ Relay Center).

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Jasmine Tirado, Coordinator, Morris County Community Development Programs, PO Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963, or by email [email protected]. All comments received by January 30, 2023, will be considered by the County of Morris prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The County of Morris certifies to HUD that John Krickus, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as Director of the Morris County Board of Commissioners, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process, and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the County to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the County’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the County; (b) the County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76), and shall be addressed to the Newark Field Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), by email to [email protected] Potential objectors should contact HUD Newark via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

John Krickus, Director

Morris County Board of Commissioners

 

 

 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

 

Date of Notice: 01.10.2023

Name of Responsible Entity: County of Morris

Address:  Courthouse, P.O. Box 900 Morristown, NJ 07963

Telephone Number: 973-285-6060 

On January 30, 2023, the County of Morris will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Community Development for the release of grant program funds under Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93383) t, to undertake a project known as The Farm Housing Rehabilitation

Tier 1 Broad Level Review Project/Program Title: The Farm Housing Rehabilitation

Purpose: Rehabilitation of affordable housing property.

Location: Countywide

Project Description: Rehabilitation of affordable housing property.

Tier 2 site specific reviews will be completed for those laws and authorities not addressed in the tier 1 broad review for each address under this program when addresses become known.

Level of Environmental Review Citation: 24 CFR Part 58.5(a)(3)(i)

Tier 2 Site Specific Review: The site-specific reviews will cover the following laws and authorities not addressed in the Tier 1 broad review: contamination and toxic substances, historic preservation, noise and environmental justice. 

Mitigation Measures/Conditions/Permits (if any): not applicable

Estimated HUD funding: $150,000

The County of Morris has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the County of Morris Community Development Office at 1 Medical Center Drive, Morris Plains, NJ, 07950, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Please call ahead to make an appointment: 973-285-6033 (TDD users 7-1-1 NJ Relay Center).

PUBLIC COMMENTS 

Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Jasmine Tirado, Coordinator, Morris County Community Development Programs, PO Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963, or by email [email protected]. All comments received by January 30,  2022, will be considered by the County of Morris prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. 

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION 

The County of Morris certifies to HUD that John Krickus, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as Director of the Morris County Board of Commissioners, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process, and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the County to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS 

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the County’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the County; (b) the County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76), and shall be addressed to the Newark Field Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), by email to [email protected] Potential objectors should contact HUD Newark via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

John Krickus, Director

Morris County Board of Commissioners

 

 

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Date of Notice:                                   January 10, 2023

Responsible Entity:                             County of Morris

Address:                                              Board of Commissioners

                                                            Courthouse, P.O. Box 900

                                                            Morristown, NJ 07963

Telephone:                                          973-285-6060

These notices shall satisfy two separates but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the name of the County of Morris.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On January 30, 2023, the County of Morris will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Community Development for the release of grant program funds under Section 18 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended in 1998, to undertake a project known as Madison Family.

The proposed new construction townhouse style development will be spread across two parcels, 28 Walnut and Community Place. The Community Place parcel was subdivided from the Central Avenue School to create Block 1601, Lot 1, and the driveway will be accessed from Community Place. 28 Walnut is currently home to the Madison Civic Center and is Block 1601, Lot 42, and will be accessed from Walnut Street. The Civic Center will be demolished to make way for the development. As illustrated in the enclosed drawings, Buildings A, B, C, and D are located on 28 Walnut (site 1) with 4, 9, 9, and 8 units respectively. Building A is home to a community room and management office as well. Buildings A and D are two stories and B and C are three stories. The site has a total of 30 units and 47 parking spots. Buildings E, F, and G are located on Community Place (site 2) with 5, 4, And 5 units respectively. All three buildings are two stories. The site has a total of 14 units and 21 parking spaces. Collectively, both developments yield a total of 44 units and 68 parking spots. The project will be built to Passive House standards and will aim to achieve Net Zero energy with the use of on-site energy generation through solar panels. There are also EV ready spaces contemplated to further enhance the development’s green credentials. The community will be 100% affordable for low and moderate-income households at 60% AMI or less. There will be five (5) units set aside for special needs homeless residents. There will be one (1) unit set aside for the live-in superintendent.

Project Location: 28 Walnut Street, Madison, NJ 07940

Estimated HOME Funding Amount: $425,000

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The County of Morris has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the County of Morris Community Development Office at 1 Medical Center Drive, Morris Plains, NJ, 07950, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Please call ahead to make an appointment: 973-285-6033 (TDD users 7-1-1 NJ Relay Center).

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Jasmine Tirado, Coordinator, Morris County Community Development Programs, PO Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963, or by email [email protected]. All comments received by January 30, 2023, will be considered by the County of Morris prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The County of Morris certifies to HUD that John Krickus, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as Director of the Morris County Board of Commissioners, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process, and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the County to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the County’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the County; (b) the County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76), and shall be addressed to the Newark Field Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), by email to [email protected] Potential objectors should contact HUD Newark via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 

John Krickus, Director

Morris County Board of Commissioners

 

 

 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS 

Date of Notice: 01.10.2023

Name of Responsible Entity: County of Morris

Address:  Courthouse, P.O. Box 900 Morristown, NJ 07963

Telephone Number: 973-285-6060 

On January 30, 2023, the County of Morris will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Community Development for the release of grant program funds under Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93383) t, to undertake a project known as Cook’s Pond Housing Rehabilitation

Tier 1 Broad Level Review Project/Program Title: Cook’s Pond Housing Rehabilitation

Purpose: Rehabilitation of affordable multifamily senior development.

Location: Countywide

Project Description: Rehabilitation of affordable multifamily senior development.

Tier 2 site specific reviews will be completed for those laws and authorities not addressed in the tier 1 broad review for each address under this program when addresses become known.

Level of Environmental Review Citation: 24 CFR Part 58.5(a)(3)(i)

Tier 2 Site Specific Review: The site-specific reviews will cover the following laws and authorities not addressed in the Tier 1 broad review: contamination and toxic substances, historic preservation, noise and environmental justice. 

Mitigation Measures/Conditions/Permits (if any): not applicable

Estimated HUD funding: $150,000

The County of Morris has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the County of Morris Community Development Office at 1 Medical Center Drive, Morris Plains, NJ, 07950, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Please call ahead to make an appointment: 973-285-6033 (TDD users 7-1-1 NJ Relay Center).

PUBLIC COMMENTS 

Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Jasmine Tirado, Coordinator, Morris County Community Development Programs, PO Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963, or by email [email protected]. All comments received by January 30, 2023, will be considered by the County of Morris prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. 

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION 

The County of Morris certifies to HUD that John Krickus, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as Director of the Morris County Board of Commissioners, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process, and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the County to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS 

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the County’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the County; (b) the County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76), and shall be addressed to the Newark Field Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), by email to [email protected] Potential objectors should contact HUD Newark via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

John Krickus, Director

Morris County Board of Commissioners

 

 

 

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Date of Notice:                                    January 10, 2023

Responsible Entity:                             County of Morris

Address:                                              Board of Commissioners

                                                            Courthouse, P.O. Box 900

                                                            Morristown, NJ 07963

Telephone:                                          973-285-6060

These notices shall satisfy two separates but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the name of the County of Morris.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On January 30, 2023, the County of Morris will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Community Development for the release of grant program funds under Section 18 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended in 1998, to undertake a project known as Chatham Family Apartments.

Construction of affordable general occupancy rental units. This 63-unit affordable housing development will include 11 HOME units for income eligible households.

Project Location: 522 Southern Blvd, Chatham, NJ

Estimated HOME Funding Amount: $350,000

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The County of Morris has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the County of Morris Community Development Office at 1 Medical Center Drive, Morris Plains, NJ, 07950, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Please call ahead to make an appointment: 973-285-6033 (TDD users 7-1-1 NJ Relay Center).

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Jasmine Tirado, Coordinator, Morris County Community Development Programs, PO Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963, or by email [email protected]. All comments received by January 30, 2023, will be considered by the County of Morris prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The County of Morris certifies to HUD that John Krickus, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as Director of the Morris County Board of Commissioners, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process, and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the County to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the County’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the County; (b) the County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76), and shall be addressed to the Newark Field Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), by email to [email protected] Potential objectors should contact HUD Newark via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

 

John Krickus, Director

Morris County Board of Commissioners

 

 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS 

 

Date of Notice: 01.10.2023

Name of Responsible Entity: County of Morris

Address:  Courthouse, P.O. Box 900 Morristown, NJ 07963

Telephone Number: 973-285-6060 

On January 30, 2023, the County of Morris will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Community Development for the release of grant program funds under Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93383), to undertake a project known as Community Hope-Morris County Affordable Housing

Tier 1 Broad Level Review Project/Program Title: Community Hope-Morris County Affordable Housing

Purpose: Make group homes ADA accessible.

Location: Community Hope Centers throughout Morris County.

Project Description: Group housing rehabilitation includes sidewalk replacement and driveway expansion for ADA access, retaining wall, walkway, deck, and stairs replacement.

Tier 2 site specific reviews will be completed for those laws and authorities not addressed in the tier 1 broad review for each address under this program when addresses become known.

Level of Environmental Review Citation: 24 CFR Part 58.5(a)(3)(i)

Tier 2 Site Specific Review: The site-specific reviews will cover the following laws and authorities not addressed in the Tier 1 broad review: contamination and toxic substances, historic preservation, noise and environmental justice. 

Mitigation Measures/Conditions/Permits (if any): not applicable

Estimated HUD funding: $84,423

The County of Morris has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the County of Morris Community Development Office at 1 Medical Center Drive, Morris Plains, NJ, 07950, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Please call ahead to make an appointment: 973-285-6033 (TDD users 7-1-1 NJ Relay Center).

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS 

Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Jasmine Tirado, Coordinator, Morris County Community Development Programs, PO Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963, or by email [email protected]. All comments received by January 30, 2023, will be considered by the County of Morris prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. 

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION 

The County of Morris certifies to HUD that John Krickus, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as Director of the Morris County Board of Commissioners, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process, and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the County to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS 

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the County’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the County; (b) the County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76), and shall be addressed to the Newark Field Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), by email to [email protected] Potential objectors should contact HUD Newark via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

John Krickus, Director

Morris County Board of Commissioners

 

 

MORRIS COUNTY

CDBG, HOME, and ESG Programs FY 2023

Please be advised that the Department of Human Services, Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services, Office of Community Development will conduct two Public Hearings with Highly Recommended Virtual Orientation sessions for organizations wishing to apply for funds.  The hearings/orientation will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.  It is imperative that each potential applicant attend a session relative to application submission for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding.  Technical assistance will be provided to all applicants.  La informacion sera proporcionada en espanol a peticion.

Daytime – 10:00 AM – 12 PM

Meeting Link:

CDBG, HOME, and ESG FY 2023 Funding Public Hearing

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Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023 10:00 am | 2 hours | (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Meeting number: 2346 007 7961

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Meeting Link:

CDBG, HOME, and ESG FY 2023 Funding Public Hearing

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La information sera proporcionada an espanol a peticion.

The Community Development Revenue Sharing Advisory Committee (CDRS) will hold a Public Hearing following each recommended Orientation Meeting.  This will be held at a future date and will be advertised through a legal notice via Daily Record and posted on https://www.morriscountynj.gov/Departments/Community-Development

Questions and/or comments may be directed to Jasmine Tirado, by mail at: Morris County Department of Human Services, Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services, Office of Community Development, P.O. Box 900, Morristown, New Jersey 07963-0900 or by telephone (973) 285-6060 (TDD Users: 7-1-1; NJ Telecommunications Relay Center) or email: [email protected]

Any program related comments received by regular mail/email or telephone as a result of this advertisement of the Public Hearing portion of this meeting as well as comments received at the Public Hearing will be included in the Public Participation Plan submitted to HUD.

This notice and funding applications have been placed on the website: https://www.morriscountynj.gov/Departments/Community-Development

 

CV EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG-CV) REVISED BUDGET NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that Morris County Department of Human Services, Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services, Office of Community Development is amending its Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) budget. This funding is authorized by the FY2020 CARES Act supplemental funding legislation.

The County has identified additional operating expenses incurred by its emergency shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The revised program budget is as follows:

Emergency Shelter - $738,307.00

Street Outreach - $126,000.00

Rapid Rehousing $ 977,616.00

Homeless Prevention $ 25,000

Administration $ 157,199.00

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing expenses include rental assistance, rental arrears, utility assistance and utility arrears for homeless individuals and families or households at-risk of experiencing homelessness. Emergency Shelter expenses include payment of bed nights, motel nights, staff time used to operate emergency shelter programs, and other expenses related to needs while in emergency shelter situations.

Administrative expenses include staff time to administer and implement the program in accordance with federal regulations.

 

Request for release of funds

The following NOI-RROF/FONSI is being listed for PY2022, Madison Family HOME funded project. Please be advised all comments received by October 10, 2022, will be considered by the County of Morris prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds to HUD. 

Notice of finding of no significant impact and notice of intent to request release of funds

Date of Notice: September 23, 2022

Responsible Entity: County of Morris

Address: Board of Commissioners Courthouse, P.O. Box 900 Morristown, NJ 07963

Telephone: 973-285-6060

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the name of the County of Morris.

Request for release of funds

On October 11, 2022, the County of Morris will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Community Development for the release of grant program funds under Section 18 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended in 1998, to undertake a project known as Madison Family.

The proposed new construction townhouse style development will be spread across two parcels, 28 Walnut and Community Place. The Community Place parcel was subdivided from the Central Avenue School to create Block 1601, Lot 1, and the driveway will be accessed from Community Place. 28 Walnut is currently home to the Madison Civic Center and is Block 1601, Lot 42, and will be accessed from Walnut Street. The Civic Center will be demolished to make way for the development. As illustrated in the enclosed drawings, Buildings A, B, C, and D are located on 28 Walnut (site 1) with 4, 9, 9, and 8 units, respectively. Building A is home to a community room and management office as well. Buildings A and D are two stories and B, and C are three stories. The site has a total of 30 units and 47 parking spots. Buildings E, F, and G are located on Community Place (site 2) with 5, 4, And 5 units respectively. All three buildings are two stories. The site has a total of 14 units and 21 parking spaces. Collectively, both developments yield a total of 44 units and 68 parking spots. The project will be built to Passive House standards and will aim to achieve Net Zero energy with the use of on-site energy generation through solar panels. There are also EV ready spaces contemplated to further enhance the development’s green credentials. The community will be 100% affordable for low and moderate-income households at 60% AMI or less. There will be five (5) units set aside for special needs homeless residents. There will be one (1) unit set aside for the live-in superintendent.

Project Location: 28 Walnut Street, Madison, NJ 07940

Estimated HOME Funding Amount: $425,000

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The County of Morris has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is

 

contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the County of Morris Community Development Office at 1 Medical Center Drive, Morris Plains, NJ, 07950, Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Please call ahead to make an appointment: 973-285-6033 (TDD users 7-1-1 NJ Relay Center).

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Amy Archer, Division Director, Morris County Community Development Programs, PO Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963, or by email at [email protected]. All comments received by October 10, 2022, will be considered by the County of Morris before authorizing the submission of a request to release funds.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The County of Morris certifies to HUD that Stephen H. Shaw, Certifying Officer, in his capacity as Director of the Morris County Board of Commissioners, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities about the environmental review process, and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s certification approval satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the County to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the County’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the County; (b) the County has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76). They shall be addressed to the Newark Field Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) by email to [email protected] Potential objectors should contact HUD Newark via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Tayfun Selen, Director

Morris County Board of Commissioners

Public Notice: Projected Use of Morris County Community Development Block Grant 2022 Program Year Funds

In accordance with the Federal regulations at 24 CFR, Part 91, notice is hereby given that the County of Morris will hold a public hearing on May 23, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. to solicit comments on the Annual Action Plan for FY 2022, which covers the program period from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. The public is cordially invited to attend and participate in the hearing, which will be held virtually via the WebEx platform. To access the hearing, reference the log-in information:

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Copies of the FY 2022 Annual Plan are available for public inspection and review from April 26, 2022 to May 25, 2022 on the County’s website: https://www.morriscountynj.gov/Departments/Community-Development under “Publications.” Upon request, the Plan will be made available in alternative formats for persons with special needs and limited English proficiency. Please contact the Community Development office at (973) 285-6853 (TDD: 7-1-1 NJ Relay Center). Comments and/or questions received by May 25, 2022 will be considered. Contact the County of Morris Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services, Office of Community Development, P.O. Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963-0900 or email to [email protected]

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The preparation of the Annual Plan is a requirement for direct assistance under certain HUD funding programs, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program. This notice also includes the proposed cancelation of prior year activities, including Daytop Village Facility Improvements from 2019 ($80,000 CDBG); and Hope House Operation Fix It from 2020 ($36,969.39 CDBG) and 2021 ($99,600 CDBG).

The County of Morris estimates receiving $1,980,557 of 2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and anticipated program income of $20,000 with $584,026 of prior year funds available to allocate. If the 2022 CDBG award is higher than the estimated amount, additional funds will be added to the Housing Rehabilitation Program. If the CDBG grant is lower than the estimated amount, awards will be reduced for all projects in proportion to the decrease. Of the total funds expected to be available for 2022 activities (exclusive of program administration), 100 percent will be used for activities that benefit low/moderate income persons. Under the Morris County Community Development Program, County-wide project locations exclude Dover and Parsippany Troy-Hills.

FY 2022 CDBG estimated awards include funding for the following project types:

  • Public improvements: $593,125
  • Public facilities: $568,401
  • Affordable housing and rehabilitation (includes service delivery): $709,863
  • Public services: $297,083
  • Program administration: $396,111

The County of Morris estimates receiving $848,575 of FY 2022 HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds with an additional $643,433 of prior year funds available to allocate. If the 2022 HOME grant is higher than the estimated amount, the additional funds will be reserved for future affordable housing development activities. If the HOME grant is lower than the estimated amount, awards for all projects will be reduced in proportion to the decrease.

FY 2022 HOME estimated awards include funding for the following project types:

  • Affordable housing development: $959,602
  • Tenant based rental assistance: $163,718
  • Community housing development organization activity (to be identified in future amendment to 2022 Action Plan): $283,831
  • Program administration: $84,857

The County of Morris estimates receiving $168,777 of FY 2022 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program funds. In the event the County receives a higher or lower FY 2022 ESG grant, the activity awards will be adjusted proportionately.

FY 2022 ESG estimated awards include funding for the following project types:

  • Emergency Shelter: $86,750
  • Homeless Prevention: $35,000
  • Rapid Rehousing: $32,511
  • Street Outreach: $14,516

DISPLACEMENT POLICY

The County of Morris has established a policy on Displacement and Benefits. This policy applies to all involuntary, permanent displacement resulting from CDBG activities. As a policy, the County will minimize displacement by limiting activities to those that do not require displacement. If displacement is required, the County will comply with the Uniform Relocation Act (URA). If the URA is not applicable, the County will provide reasonable benefits including prompt notification of possible relocation, referral assistance and advice and counseling if needed.


Public Notice: Substantial Amendment, CDBG Program 2021 Annual Action Plan

Please be advised that the Department of Human Services, Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services, Office of Community Development will conduct a virtual Public Hearing on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 2:30 PM.

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The public is invited to comment on the reallocation of $38,600 in CDBG funds remaining from completed and canceled activities to the Boonton Kanouse Playground project. The Kanouse Playground was originally funded in FY 2019.

The County will cancel the 2021 project for Zufall to rehabilitate the 2nd story.  This project has been funded through the CDBG CV allocation the county received.  FY 2021 funding from this project will be in part used for the Kanouse Playground project. Funds were reallocated to several other activities in 2021 that are not substantial amendments. Remaining funds will be reallocated to the Housing Rehabilitation program.

The Substantial Amendment(PDF, 560KB) is available on the county website for public inspection and review from January 11, 2022 to February 11, 2022.

Questions and/or comments may be directed through February 12, 2022 to Jennifer Van Natta, Community Development Programs by mail at: Morris County Division of Human Services, Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services, Office of Community Development, PO Box 900, Morristown, New Jersey 07963-0900 or by email at [email protected]

The County Board of Commissioners will consider the amendment on February 23, 2022. This notice and supporting documentation has been placed on the website https://www.morriscountynj.gov/Departments/Community-Development.  La informacion sera proporcionada en espanol por peticion.


REVISION to the CDBG 2022 Application: Please note, the CDBG 2022 Application was modified on Nov. 17 2021 to reflect the following changes:

  • Page 2 – Box 7 explanation of ineligible costs reflects the allowance provided in 2 CFR Part 200 for indirect costs.
  • Page 4- The footnote was corrected to indicate that the Services cap will remain at $50,000.

Notice of CANCELLATION of Public Hearing of Morris County’s Substantial Amendment CDBG Program

The public hearing that the Department of Human Services, Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services, Office of Community Development scheduled for Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 2:30 PM has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for Thursday January 20, 2022 at 2:30 PM.

The public hearing was for the substantial amendment of the 2021 Annual Action Plan. The County will reallocate $38,600 in CDBG funds remaining from completed and canceled activities to the Boonton Kanouse Playground project. The Kanouse Playground was originally funded in FY 2019.

The County will cancel the 2021 project for Zufall to rehabilitate the 2nd story. This project has been funded through the CDBG CV allocation the county received. FY 2021 funding from this project will be in part used for the Kanouse Playground project. Remaining funds will be reallocated to the Housing Rehabilitation program.

A Notice will be published on how to access the new public hearing on January 20, 2022.


CDBG, HOME, and ESG Programs FY 2022 And Substantial Amendment 2018 HOME

Please be advised that the Department of Human Services, Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services, Office of Community Development will conduct two Public Hearings with Highly Recommended virtual Orientation sessions for organizations wishing to apply for funds.  

The hearings/orientation will be held Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.  It is imperative that each potential applicant attend a session relative to application submission due to new regulations promulgated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which resulted in revisions to the previous applications.  Technical assistance will be provided to all applicants.  La informacion sera proporcionada en espanol a peticion. 

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The Community Development Revenue Sharing Advisory Committee (CDRS) will hold a Public Hearing following each recommended Orientation Meeting on November 9, 2021.  The hearing will provide an opportunity to:

  1. Obtain the views and comments of individuals and organizations concerning the County's housing and community development needs.  The information gathered will be used in the preparation of the Annual Plan elements for Fiscal Year 2022 CDBG, HOME and ESG Programs.
  2. Provide an opportunity for citizens and organizations, non-profits and participants to make requests for funding for projects or suggest activities that could be funded with CDBG, HOME and ESG funds that would meet community needs.
  3. Review the County’s CDBG Programs and provide an opportunity for the public to comment on program performance.

In addition, this pubic hearing will address a substantial amendment to 2018 HOME funding.  The HOME Amendment will make an additional $48,020.92 available to the Madison Housing Authority for the conversion of the John St. Apartments from 2 units to 4 units for cost increases due to Covid.  The Amendment will be on display for 30 days on the county website and comments received through November 30, 2021 as shown below.

Questions and/or comments may be directed to Jennifer Van Natta, by mail at: Morris County Department of Human Services, Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services, Office of Community Development, P.O. Box 900, Morristown, New Jersey 07963-0900 or by telephone (973) 285-6033 (TDD Users: 7-1-1; NJ Telecommunications Relay Center) or email: [email protected]

Any program related comments received by regular mail/email or telephone as a result of this advertisement of the Public Hearing portion of this meeting as well as comments received at the Public Hearing will be included in the Public Participation Plan submitted to HUD.

This notice and funding applications have been placed on the website: https://www.morriscountynj.gov/Departments/Community-Development 

Projected Use of Morris County Community Development Block Grant 2021 Program Year Funds

In accordance with the Federal regulations at 24 CFR, Part 91, notice is hereby given that Morris County will hold a public meeting on April 22, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. to solicit comments on the the Action Plan for FY 2021. This meeting will be held virtually via Webex Meeting.  How to join this meeting:

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The public is cordially invited to attend and participate.  Copies of the FY 2021 Annual Plan are available for public inspection and review from April 5, 2021 to May 5, 2021 on the County’s website: download the plan(PDF, 837KB)

Upon request, the Plan will be made available in alternative formats for persons with special needs and limited English proficiency. Please contact the Community Development office at (973) 285-6060 (TDD: 7-1-1 NJ Relay Center). Comments and/or questions received by May 6, 2021 will be considered.  Contact the County of Morris Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services, Office of Community Development, P.O. Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963-0900 or email to [email protected]

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The preparation of the Annual Plan is a requirement for direct assistance under certain HUD funding programs, including the Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Program, and Emergency Solutions Grant Program. On an annual basis, the County shall describe its action plan for achieving the goals set forth in the Consolidated Plan.

The County of Morris expects to receive $1,951,795 for the 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and anticipated program income of $20,000.   A total of 32 activities were considered for funding as part of the 2021 CDBG Program in Morris County.  Application requests exceeded $2.7 million.  The following activities were determined by the Community Development Revenue Sharing (CDRS) Advisory Committee to meet overall county needs and local and national objectives. Of the total available funds for 2021 activities (exclusive of program administration), 100 percent will be used for activities that benefit low/moderate income persons.  The activities by name, location and funding level are as follows:

03 Public Facilities and Improvements (General)

Applicant Activity Address Amount
Zufall Health Center Interior Renovations 4 Atno Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960 $80,000

03  Neighborhood Facilities

Applicant Activity Address Amount
Joint Free Library of the Chathams, Inc. ADA Improvements 214 Main St, Chatham, NJ 07928 $80,000
Borough of Wharton Library Window Replacement Program 15 South Main Street, Wharton, NJ 07885 $80,000

03B Facilities for Persons with Disabilities

Applicant Activity Address Amount
Youth Consultation Service, Inc. Pamela Drive Home Improvements 17 Pamela Drive, Randolph, NJ 07869 $61,350
Avidd Community Services of NJ Group Home Health and Safety Imp Multiple: Washington Township, Randolph, and Denville locations $62,000

03F Parks, Recreational Facilities

Applicant Activity Address Amount
Morris County Housing Authority Security Lighting/Fencing Basketball Court 42-84 Peer Place, Denville, NJ 07834 $39,660

03J Water/Sewer Improvements

Applicant Activity Address Amount
Borough of Madison Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Plane Street, Cook Avenue, and Community Place, Madison, NJ 07940 $73,301
Borough of Butler S Gifford St Water Main Rep-Phase II 12 South Gifford to 57 Kiel Avenue, Butler, NJ 07405 $73,301
Town of Morristown Columbia Street Drainage Improvements Columbia Street, Morristown, NJ 07960 $73,301
Borough of Netcong Hillside Avenue Water Main Improvement Hillside Avenue, Netcong, NJ 07857 $73,301


03K Street Improvements

Applicant Activity Address Amount
Township of Pequannock Adams St and Washington St Reconstruction 16 Adams Street, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 $73,301
Township of Roxbury Kings Highway Resurfacing Project 152 and 257 Kings Highway, Ledgewood, NJ 07852 $73,301

03L Sidewalk Improvements

Applicant Activity Address Amount
Township of Montville Bloomfield Avenue Sidewalk Project 66 Bloomfield Avenue, Pine Brook, NJ 07058 $73,301
Borough of Victory Gardens Coolidge and Monroe Ave Sidewalk Imp Coolidge and Monroe Avenues, Dover, NJ 07801 $27,950

05G Battered and Abused Spouses

Applicant Activity Address Amount
Jersey Battered Women's Service Children's Counseling Program Suppressed $20,000

05L Child Care Services

Applicant Activity Address Amount
Homeless Solutions, Inc. Childcare Scholarships 540 West Hanover Street and 4 Jean Street, Morristown, NJ 07960 $32,769
Morristown Neighborhood House School Age Scholarships 12 Flagler Street, Morristown, NJ 07960 $40,000
Children on the Green Shelter Scholarships 50 South Park Place, Morristown, NJ 07960 $20,000

05N Abused/Neglected Children

Applicant Activity Address Amount
CASA Case Supervisor Position 18 Cattano Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960 $50,000
Deirdre O'Brien Child Advocacy Center Clinical Counseling Program 8 Court Street, Morristown, NJ 07960 $50,000
Roots & Wings Children Aged out of Foster 75 Bloomfield Ave. Denville NJ 07834 $40,000

Community Development Block Grant

The CDBG program is a competitive application process for towns and non-profits. Funding recommendations are made by a citizen advisory committee.

For Program 2020, the County received $1,938,271 in CDBG funding. CDBG funds target 4 major categories. Administrative and Homeowner Rehab Program costs are not included:

2020 CDBG pie chart

Accomplishments Achieved During Program Year 2020

Improvements

  • 3,010 clients – Borough of Butler – $80,000 – Northwestern Water Main Replacement-Phase I
  • 2,770 clients – Borough of Mt. Arlington – $80,000 – Audrey and Curtis Road Imp.

Total spending on Improvements: $160,000 was spent during 7/1/19 – 6/30/20 and 5,780 clients were served.


Services

  • 54 clients – Homeless Solutions, Inc. – $40,612 – Child Care Scholarships
  • 16 clients – Visions and Pathways – $14,400 – Prosperity Program
  • 46 clients – Roots & Wings – $50,000 – Case Mgmt – Aged Out Foster Youth
  • 53 clients – Deirdre O’Brien Child Advocacy Center- $40,000 – Clinical Counseling Program
  • 323 clients – Family Promise – $40,000 – Community Outreach – Program Salaries
  • 4 clients – The Salvation Army – $5,000 – Childcare Scholarships

Total spending on Services: $190,012 was spent during 7/1/19– 6/30/20, and 496 clients were served.


Facilities

  • 3,250 clients – Borough of Netcong – $80,000 – Arbolino Park Improvements-Phase I
  • 1,099 clients – Township of East Hanover – $24,700 – ADA Wheel Chair Lift Replacement
  • 3,955 clients – Town of Morristown – $80,000 – Cauldwell Playground Field House Renov
  • 4,093 clients – Zufall Health Center – $80,000 – Renov of Front Desk/Nursing Station
  • 1,500 clients – Church of the Redeemer – $54,430 – New Floor and Repainting
  • 6,490 clients – Borough of Wharton – $80,000 – ADA Comm Room & Library Bathroom Imp
  • 195 clients – MC Housing Authority – $53,550 – Rep Playground Equipment and Fencing

Total spending on Facilities: $452,680 was spent during 7/1/19 – 6/30/20; 20,582 clients were served.


Housing

  • 4 clients – Our House, Inc. – $47,500 – 319 Emmans Group Home Improvements

Total spending on Housing: $47,500 was spent during 7/1/19 – 6/30/20 and 4 clients were served.

HOME Investment Partnerships Program

HOME provides grants to localities, often in partnership with local nonprofit groups, to fund a wide range of activities that build, buy, and/or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or homeownership. All data on this page refer to Program Year 2018.

$452,820.05 Spent
On Completed Activities
During 7/1/18-6/30/19

Accomplishments Achieved During Program Year 2018

  • 2 units: Homeless Solutions – $99,900
  • 2 units: Habitat for Humanity – $100,000
  • 4 clients: Nouvelle, LLC – $146,000
  • 2 units: 23 Abbett LLC – $106,920.05

HOME-ARP

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ

 

A PUBLIC HEARING AND A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD WILL BE HELD TO OBTAIN COMMENT ON THE 2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT

The Annual Action Plan is Morris County’s application and distribution plan for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) Block Grant Programs (CDBG, HOME and ESG). Morris County received an additional funding allocation through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to be administered through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) to perform activities that must primarily benefit qualifying individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or in other vulnerable populations. These funds are governed by HUD CPD Notice 21-10: Requirements for the Use of Funds in the HOME-American Rescue Plan Program issued September 13, 2021.

Morris County conducted stakeholder consultations to identify unmet housing and service needs among qualifying individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or in other vulnerable populations. Based on this information, the county identified the following priority needs:

  • ●Development of affordable and accessible housing, including accessibility for persons with disabilities
  • ●Non-congregate shelter to provide more stabilized housing options for homeless individuals and families
  • ●Development of permanent housing with a strong supportive service component
  • ●Increased supportive service investments

 

Morris County’s HOME-ARP Allocation Plan proposes the following eligible activities and budget amounts:

Supportive services                                                                        $    615,109

Development of affordable rental housing                                      $ 1,845,327

Nonprofit capacity building                                                              $    153,777

Administration and planning                                                            $    461,331

Total Allocation                                                                                 $ 3,075,544

 

A public hearing will be held for the purpose of obtaining public input on Monday, December 19, 2022 at 2:00pm. A draft of the Substantial Amendment, which includes the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, will be available for public comment beginning Monday, December 5, 2022 through Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Oral and written comments will be accepted during the public hearing. Written comments can also be emailed to [email protected]. To be considered, written comments must be received by Morris County no later than Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at the following: Jasmine Tirado at [email protected].

The public hearing on Monday, December 19, 2022 can be accessed via Webex at the following link and phone number:

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The County of Morris will make reasonable accommodations and services necessary for sensory-impaired and disabled citizens at the public meeting. Additionally, translation services may be offered upon request and availability. Persons requiring such accommodations/services should contact the County at least three working days in advance of the meeting. Persons requiring information in alternative formats should contact the Community Development Office at 973.285.6060. Any questions should also be directed to Jasmine Tirado at 973.285.6060.  Those who are hearing-impaired may call

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The amended 2021 Annual Action Plan containing the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan will be available for review online at https://www.morriscountynj.gov/Departments/Community-Development.  

Equal Housing and

Equal Employment Opportunity

 

Morris County HOME-Arp Allocation Plan(PDF, 22MB)

2024-HOME-ARP-Application.pdf(PDF, 559KB)

 

Emergency Solutions Grant

ESG is a reformatted version of the former Emergency Shelter Grant, which was modified as a result of the Homeless Emergency and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009. The new formula grant program provides assistance to organizations serving persons experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

Accomplishments Achieved During Program Year 2018

  • 147 clients: Family Promise – $43,605.67 – Homeless Prevention
  • 136 clients: JBWS – $24,126.66 – Nights of Shelter
  • 89 clients: Homeless Solutions – $44,126.66 – Nights of Shelter
  • 15 clients: OTA – $7,100 – Nights of Shelter
  • 15 clients: Roots & Wings – $32,481 – Rapid Rehousing / Aged-Out Foster Youth
  • 6 clients: Visions and Pathways – $5,000 – Rapid Rehousing / Street Outreach

Total ESG spending: $156,439.99 was spent during 7/1/18-6/30/19, and 408 clients were served.

2024 Grant Applications

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These grants are meant only for municipalities and non-profit organizations within Morris County.

2024-Municipal-Compliance-Package.pd(PDF, 927KB)

CDBG-Application-2024.pdf(PDF, 446KB)

ESG-Application-2024.pdf(PDF, 493KB)

HOME-Application-2024_1.pdf(PDF, 407KB)

2023 Grant Applications

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These grants are meant only for municipalities and non-profit organizations within Morris County.

PY2023-CDBG-ESG-and-HOME-Legal-Advertisement(PDF, 56KB)

PY-2023-Public-Hearing-Grant-Information.pdf(PDF, 8MB)

2023-CDBG-Application(PDF, 9MB)
2023-ESG-Application(PDF, 13MB)
2023-HOME-Application(PDF, 5MB)
2023-Municipal-Compliance-Package(PDF, 21MB)

 

2022 Grant Applications

REVISION to the CDBG 2022 Application: Please note, the CDBG 2022 Application was modified on Nov. 17 2021 to reflect the following changes:

  • Page 2 – Box 7 explanation of ineligible costs reflects the allowance provided in 2 CFR Part 200 for indirect costs.
  • Page 4- The footnote was corrected to indicate that the Services cap will remain at $50,000.

 

To apply, please download the appropriate fillable form (PDF format), fill in all applicable fields, and hit the “Print Form” button at the end of the form. Some fields require signatures and must be hand-written.

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These grants are meant only for municipalities and non-profit organizations within Morris County.

Publications

Comprehensive Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

 

Five Year Consolidated Plan & Annual Action Plans

The Five-Year Consolidated Plan lays out a strategic plan containing housing goals, community development goals, homeless and special population goals, economic development goals, and planning goals.

Other Documents

Census Data

Census Maps