Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 26, 2020

Sixth Annual Union County Infrastructure Grant Program Awards Announced

Program to fund $1.5 million in projects in all 21 municipalities

UNION COUNTY – The Union County Freeholders Infrastructure Grant program will fund various projects throughout the County, including: parks, sewage drainage, road resurfacing and signage. In all, the Freeholders made awards to 21 municipalities as part of the sixth annual Union County Infrastructure Grant program, funding projects aimed at spurring economic development growth, and providing indirect tax relief.

The program was conceived by Freeholder Christopher Hudak in 2015, developed by the County’s Freeholder Fiscal Committee and administered by the Department of Economic Development.  This year’s Freeholder Fiscal Committee is Chaired by Freeholder Sergio Granados. Also on the committee are Freeholders Christopher Hudak, Rebecca Williams and Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded.

Road improvements once again topped the list as the most requested program for funding, among the municipalities.

“The Infrastructure Grant program is aimed at providing economic assistance for our municipalities to make these and other needed improvements, providing a better quality of life for the residents of Union County,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

“Infrastructure is a priority and our municipalities must continue to be able to make essential improvements. These grants allow our residents to directly benefit from improvements made to their local communities,” added Freeholder Hudak.

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 2020.

Funding for the grant is provided through the proceeds from the sale of Runnells Specialized Hospital in 2014. 

The 2020 awards by municipality are as follows:

Municipality

2020 Projects

 Award

Berkeley Heights

Roadway Improvements to Plainfield Avenue

 $60,000.00

Clark

Roadway Improvements

 $50,000.00

Cranford

Brookside Place Drainage Improvements

 $87,500.00

Elizabeth

Pine Street Parking Lot

 $130,000.00

Fanwood

Paterson Road, Phase 2 & Ridgeway Improvements

 $50,000.00

Garwood

#1 Curb, Sidewalk & Tree Repairs at Various Locations

#2 Cleaning & Television Inspection of Sanitary Sewers

 $35,000.00

Hillside

Orchard Street Terrace Drainage Improvements

 $ 55,000.00

Kenilworth

Records Management Scanning

 $ 65,000.00

Linden

Resurfacing of East Linden Avenue

 $97,500.00

Mountainside

#1 Borough Hall Safety Upgrade

#2 Resurfacing  Dunn Pkwy

 $50,000.00

New Providence

Municipal Roadway Paving Project

 $55,000.00

Plainfield

Roadway Improvement Project – Prospect Ave.

 $110,000.00

Rahway

Road Resurfacing Project

 $90,000.00

Roselle

Columbus Avenue Roadway Improvements

 $60,000.00

Roselle Park

#1 Improvements to West Sumner Avenue

#2 ADA Improvements at Municipal Complex 

 $55,000.00

Scotch Plains

Roadway Assistance Program

 $100,000.00

Springfield

Tooker Avenue Paving Improvements

 $57,500.00

Summit

#1 Huntley Road Area Improvement Project

#2 City Hall Records Management Improvement Project

 $90,000.00

Union

2020 Township Road Rehab Project

 $95,000.00

Westfield

Improvement to North Chestnut Street

 $97,500.00

Winfield

Various Improvements (Street Signs, Salt Spreader, Surveillance Camera

 $10,000.00

 

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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