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Elizabeth Receives $125k Infrastructure Grant from Union County

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The City of Elizabeth will receive $125,000 through the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ fourth annual Union County Infrastructure grant.

The annual grant is dedicated to funding projects aimed towards economic development growth and improvements to roads, facilities and more. Approximately $1.5 million in grant funding was awarded throughout Union County for 2018, according to a press release from the freeholders.

“This program provides our municipalities with financial aid to make various improvements that benefit our residents and businesses,” Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados said in the press release. “Many of the projects are much-needed road or sidewalk improvements, while others are facility, business district, public safety, or recordkeeping items.”

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“The Union County Infrastructure Grant provides assistance to our cities and towns for vital improvements that may lack a sufficient funding source,” Freeholder Christopher Hudak. “Our intent is to stimulate economic growth and maintain the high quality of life in Union County.” 

Funding for the grant is provided through the proceeds from the sale of Runnells Specialized Hospital in 2014, according to the press release.

Additional projects funded by the grant include milling and resurfacing of streets in Berkeley Heights, Orchard Terrace drainage improvements in Hillside, Sumner Avenue improvements in Plainfield, Hanratty sports complex improvements in Elizabeth, resurfacing of Meeting House Lane in Mountainside and Springfield Avenue improvements in Summit, according to the press release.

A full list of amounts awarded can be read below:

Municipality

Amount Awarded

Berkeley Heights

$55,000

Clark

$50,000

Cranford

$90,000

Elizabeth

$125,000

Fanwood

$55,000

Garwood

$40,000

Hillside

$55,000

Kenilworth

$75,000

Linden

$100,000

Mountainside

$50,000

New Providence

$55,000

Plainfield

$100,000

Rahway

$80,000

Roselle

$60,000

Roselle Park

$55,000

Scotch Plains

$100,000

Springfield

$63,000

Summit

$100,000

Union

$80,000

Westfield

$92,000

Winfield

$20,000

   

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