The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders this evening awarded Union County Infrastructure Grants and “Level the Playing Field” grants to mayors and representatives from all 21 municipalities in the County.
The Union County Infrastructure Grants help fund projects aimed at spurring economic development growth, making road, facility and other improvements throughout the County. The matching grant initiative makes available approximately $1.5 million to Union County’s 21 municipalities, assisting them to accomplish tasks undertaken in calendar year 2018.
“Level The Playing Field” is a new grant program designed to help every municipality provide inclusive playgrounds to children with disabilities, and is part of Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados’s 2018 Union County HEART initiative for community outreach and advocacy. A total of $500,000 in Level the Playing Field awards was funded through the Union County Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund and golf fees administered through the Trust Fund.