UNION COUNTY, NJ – City of Elizabeth will receive $105,000.00 to install traffic signals from a Union County Infrastructure and Municipal Aid matching grant, awarded by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
The grants, awarded for the third year, distributed $1.5 million for projects in all 21 municipalities.
The Union County Infrastructure and Municipal Aid program was conceived by Freeholder Christopher Hudak in 2015 and developed through the County Freeholder Fiscal Committee. It is designed to stimulate the development of projects of economic, social, transportation and governmental importance to local municipalities.The program is administered by the Department of Economic Development. As part of his Chairman’s initiatives for 2016, Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen asked grant applicants to focus on road improvements, given the toll on local roads over the past several winters. This year, 19 of the 21 grants involve road improvements.
“The end result of several bad winters and tight municipal budgets during a time of shrinking state and federal funding have placed a strain on local roads,” said Freeholder Christopher Hudak. “Our goal is to leverage County dollars to help our municipalities cover the funding gap and focus on the urgent need for repaving.”