Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2016

Fiscal Year 2016 Consolidated Action Plan (Year 42)

County Of Union
Proposed Activities
Fiscal Year 2016 Consolidated Action Plan (Year 42)


For Public Commentary April 13, 2016 to May 13, 2016.

On or about June 6, 2016, the County of Union will submit to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Consolidated Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2016, which includes applications for preliminary funding for the following grants:

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
HOME Investment Partnership Program
Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Programs

The Consolidated Plan is intended to serve the following purpose/function:

(1)It is a planning document for the County which builds upon citizen participation process; (2) it is an application for federal funds under the above mentioned grant process; (3) it is a strategy to be followed in carrying out HUD programs; and (4) it is an action plan that provides a basis for assessing performance. This Consolidated Plan – Action Plan constitutes the Federal Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Plan for the Five Year (2015-2019) Consolidated Plan. It sets forth a description of the activities for use of HUD funds that are expected to become available during the coming years, determines goals for individuals and households to be served, and describes the implementation plan and location of the activities to be undertaken.

The funds are intended to provide very low, low, and moderate income households with viable communities, including decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities. Eligible activities include rehabilitation of community facilities, public improvements, housing rehabilitation, public services, economic development, planning and administration.

The Action Plan is available for public review at the following location: Office of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Union County Administration Building, 6th floor, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07207.

A resolution authorizing the submission of the 2016 Action Plan has been scheduled by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on May 26, 2016 in the Freeholder’s Meeting Room.

Public hearings on the Consolidated Plan will be held on the following dates and locations to solicit citizen comment and participation:

  • April 6, 2016 – 1:00 P.M. County Administration Building, 2nd floor Conference Room, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07207
  • April 6, 2016 – 7:30 P.M. Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016
  • May 11, 2016 – 9:30 A.M. Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016
  • May 18, 2016 – 7:30 P.M. Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016
Thomas E. Connell, Bureau Chief
Community Development
Department of Economic Development
County of Union
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