CAMDEN, NJ— The Parkside Business and Community In Partnership, Inc. has received a nearly $700,000 grant from Campbell Soup Company to fund its revitalization efforts in Camden's Parkside neighborhood.

The nonprofit community development corporation announced Friday that it received a $689,500 Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit grant from Campbell Soup Company. The program is designed to foster the revitalization of New Jersey's distressed neighborhoods, and funds are used by neighborhood-based nonprofit organizations that have prepared, submitted and received approval from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for a revitalization plan for the neighborhood it serves.

The grant will continue to fund the Parkside Business and Community In Partnership, Inc.'s 2017 neighborhood plan, which includes:

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  • Advancing the quality of housing stock through the development of a 44-unit multifamily development project that provides quality workforce housing;
  • Creating a vibrant business corridor with a stronger retail presence and new community-based entrepreneurs filling real estate vacancies and providing jobs for residents;
  • Providing greater access to healthy foods through expansion and integration of gardening activities that will connect to recreational amenities and active living programs; and,
  • Reinvigorating the Parkside Block Captain’s “PRIDE” Network with a continued focus on neighborhood beautification, public safety and resident engagement.

As part of the grant, the partnership will work with a number of partners to help achieve its goals. Partners include Camden County Historical Society, Cornerstone Community Partners, Haddon Avenue Business Association, LAEDA [Latin American Economic Development Association], NJ Conservation Foundation, as well as Purpose Built Communities.

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