The Centers of Place program is designed to assist municipalities who have formally participated in implementation of the New Jersey State Development and Redevelopment Plan (SDRP). The program provides an opportunity to apply for funds to support non-traditional transportation improvements that advance municipal growth management objectives. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) notifies eligible municipalities as to the application process administered
through the Division of Local Aid and Economic Development. A municipality may submit an application if it falls within one or more of the following categories of formal participation in implementation of the SDRP:
- Is a designated center with boundaries designated by the State Planning Commission (SPC).
- Has a Strategic Revitalization Plan and Program approved by the SPC.
- Is within an endorsed urban complex consisting of two or more municipalities and a designated center in the Metropolitan Planning Area.
- Is a Pinelands Town or Village under the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan. Pinelands Towns and Villages are now receiving treatment equivalent to State Plan designated Centers in this program, in accordance with an agreement signed in June 1999 by the Pinelands Commission and the State Planning Commission.
All applications for the Centers of Place Program are to be submitted online through SAGE (System for Administering grants Electronically). Review and evaluation will be conducted by a Centers of Place Review Committee. A recommendation is made for final approval by the Commissioner of Transportation.
Additional detailed information (including designated Centers) can be found in the Centers of Place Handbook (pdf 38k).
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