Clark Receives $75K From Union County Grant Programs

Union County Freeholders Chris Hudak (l) and Bruce Bergin (r) with Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo. Credits: Jim Lowney, County of Union
Members of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders meet Thursday, May 25. Credits: K. Brochu

ELIZABETH, NJ –  Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo traveled to Elizabeth Thursday night, to accept two Union County grants on behalf of the township.

This week’s Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting was dedicated exclusively to the presentation of checks.  “Senior Focus” and “Infrastructure and Municipal Aid” grants were presented to mayors, council members and representatives from towns across the county.

Clark received $25,000 for senior citizen fitness equipment and $50,000 for the roadway improvement project. 

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Infrastructure and Municipal Aid Grants ranged from $15,000 to $100,000 for a total of $1.5m across the county. “That’s $1.5 million which will be backed up by the municipality. That’s $3 million in roads and infrastructure improvements this year – $9 million over the last three years,” Freeholder Christopher Hudak said.  

The full list:

Berkeley Heights:  $50,000.00

Roadway Improvement Project

Clark:  $50,000.00

Roadway Improvement Project

Cranford:  $90,000.00

Roadway Improvement Project

Elizabeth:  $105,000.00

Installation of Traffic Signals

Fanwood:  $55,000.00

Roadway Improvement Project

Garwood  $55,000.00

Roadway Improvement Project

Hillside:  $55,000.00

Roadway & Facilities Improvement Projects

Kenilworth:  $75,000.00

Rehabilitation of Facilities, Housing Master Plan, Traffic Signal Study

Linden:  $100,000.00

Roadway Improvement Project

Mountainside:  $50,000.00

Roadway Improvement Project

New Providence:  $55,000.00

Roadway Improvement Project

Plainfield:  $100,000.00

Roadway Improvement Project

Rahway:  $65,000.00

Roadway Improvement Project

Roselle:  $60,000.00

Roadway Improvement Project

Roselle Park:  $55,000.00

Roadway Improvement Project

Scotch Plains:  $90,000.00

Park Facilities and Road Improvement Projects

Springfield:  $75,000.00

Roadway Improvement Project

Summit:  $100,000.00

Roadway Improvement Project

Union:  $100,000.00

Roadway Improvement Project

Westfield:  $100,000.00

Roadway Improvement Project

Winfield:  $15,000.00

Facility Improvements: Municipal Building & Police Department


Other municipalities in the county received additional grants to support “Senior Focus” initiatives. The county allocated $430,655  exclusively to senior center facility improvements:

Clark: $25,000

Senior Fitness Equipment

Cranford: $18,462

Bingo System, PA System and eight Surface Pro Computers

Elizabeth: $24,293

27 Computers

Fanwood: $25,000

Roof Repair and PA System

Garwood: $25,000

Exterior Repairs Replace Handicap Ramp

Hillside: $25,000 

Exterior Repairs Replace Handicap Ramp

Kenilworth: $23,400

Four Doors Retrofit, Two Doors Replaced

Linden: $24,000

Ramp Update, Automatic Doors

Mountainside: $25,000

Flooring, Seating, Computer, TV

New Providence: $15,500

100 Chairs, Eight Club Chairs, PA System Copier

Plainfield: $25,000

Senior Fitness Equipment, Flooring, Sewing Machines

Rahway: $25,000


Roselle: $25,000

Lavatory Upgrades, Parking Lot Lighting, Ice Maker, Ceiling Tiles

Roselle Park: $25,000


Scotch Plains: $25,00

Bocce Court, Outdoor Seating, PA System, Ceiling Tiles, Chairs, Fitness Equipment, Signage, Tables

Springfield: $25,000

Fitness Equipment, Audio Visual Equipment, Computers

Summit: $25,000

Senior Lounge

Union: $25,000

Senior Center Roof

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