August 9, 2021

The GRANT APPLICATION for the 2022 New Jersey Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program (Small Cities CDBG Program) opened on July 1, 2021 in the DCA System for Administering Grants Electronically (SAGE).

Please go to the list of eligible municipalities and counties before inquiring, click on Eligible Small Cities Municipalities and Counties.

 To learn more about SAGE and access application instructions for the Small Cities Program and other DCA Programs, click on DCA SAGE - Portal.

We urge you to forward this announcement to your Community Development Officer or Grants Person so that they may register for this mandatory workshop, which attendance is required to be considered for funding.

The mandatory Small Cities Technical Assistance Workshop will be held VIRTUALLY in TEAMS on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 10:00 for those wish to learn more about the program and how to apply.

To register for the workshop, please contact Colleen Devereux at 609-633-6329 or email at Colleen.Devereux@dca.nj.gov . 

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Public Facilities Fund

Innovative Development Fund

Housing Rehabilitation Fund 

Applications for Emergency Housing Repairs are accepted throughout the program year.

If you or your grant administrator has any questions, please contact:

Colleen Devereux, Program Manager

NJ Small Cities CDBG Program

Division of Housing and Community Resources

Department of Community Affairs

Phone :  609-633-6329

E-mail:  cdevereux@dca.nj.gov

Please do not reply to this email.  This mailing originated from a send only source.

Visit the NJ Small Cities CDBG Program website http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/cdbg.html

Visit the Division of Community Resources' website at http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/

This e-mail contains advisory, consultative, and deliberative information intended solely for the recipient.

2022 NJ Eligible Small Cities Municipalities & Counties

With Municipal Distress Index (MDI) Ranking


Atlantic County                     MDI Rank

Egg Harbor City                              18

Hammonton Town                           93

Burlington County                 MDI Rank  

Beverly City                                    40

Burlington City                                60

Mount Holly                                    59

North Hanover Township                259

Palmyra Borough                           181

Pemberton Borough                         30

Pemberton Township                        91

Riverside Township                          79

Wrightstown Borough                      14

 Camden County                    MDI Rank

Gloucester City                               51

Pine Valley Borough                      472

Tavistock Borough                         565

Cape May County                    MDI Rank

Avalon Borough                                397

Cape May City                                    86

Cape May Point Borough                   222

Dennis Township                              153

Lower Township                                 74

Middle Township                                90

North Wildwood City                          41

Sea Isle City                                     262

Stone Harbor Borough                      384

Upper Township                                283

West Cape May Borough                   100

West Wildwood Borough                     99

Wildwood City                                     5

Wildwood Crest                                 96

Woodbine Borough                              9


Cumberland County                 MDI Rank 

Commercial Township                        24

Deerfield Township                          125

Downe Township                               63

Fairfield Township                             44

Greenwich Township                        170

Hopewell Township                          198

Lawrence Township                           47

Maurice River Township                     62

Shiloh Borough                               168

Stow Creek Township                       221

Upper Deerfield Township                 157 

Hunterdon County                    MDI Rank

Alexandria Township                        516

Bethlehem Township                        474

Bloomsbury Borough                        240

Califon Borough                               475

Clinton Town                                    334

Clinton Township                              471

Delaware Township                           464

East Amwell Township                       416

Flemington Borough                           52

Franklin Township                             440

Frenchtown Borough                         301

Glen Gardner Borough                      208

Hampton Borough                            233

High Bridge Borough                        266

Holland Township                             408

Kingwood Township                          484

Lambertville City                              387

Lebanon Borough                             436

Lebanon Township                            453

Milford Borough                               297

Raritan Township                             444

Readington Township                       468

Stockton Borough                            395

Tewksbury Township                        552

Union Township                               404

West Amwell Township                     439


Mercer County                         MDI Rank             

East Windsor Township                    275

Hightstown Borough                        201

Hopewell Borough                           467

Hopewell Township                          539

Lawrence Township                         374

Pennington Borough                        460

Princeton                                        486

Robbinsville Township                      512

West Windsor Township                   554


Morris County                           MDI Rank

Dover Town                                       85

Mendham Borough                           534

Passaic County                           MDI Rank 

Ringwood Borough                           396

Salem County                             MDI Rank

Alloway Township                            260

Carneys Point Township                     54

Elmer Borough                                191

Elsinboro Township                          156

Lower Alloways Creek Twp.              214

Mannington Township                      123

Oldmans Township                          162

Penns Grove Borough                         7

Pennsville Township                         142

Pilesgrove Township                         299

Pittsgrove Township                         180

Quinton Township                            117

Salem City                                          2

Upper Pittsgrove Township               246

Woodstown Borough                        159

 Somerset County                       MDI Rank

Far Hills Borough                             481

Sussex County                           MDI Rank

Andover Borough                             268

Andover Township                            375

Branchville Borough                         215

Byram Township                              430

Frankford Township                          328

Franklin Borough                             149

Fredon Township                              423

Green Township                               490

Hamburg Borough                            205

Hampton Township                           339

Hardyston Township                         433

Hopatcong Borough                         276

Lafayette Township                          371

Montague Township                         135

Newton Town                                    56

Ogdensburg Borough                       277

Sparta Township                              492

Sandyston Township                        311

Stanhope Borough                           217

Stillwater Township                         314

Sussex Borough                                34

Vernon Township                             280

Walpack Township                           310

Wantage Township                           333

Warren County                          MDI Rank

Allamuchy Township                        456

Alpha Borough                                158

Belvidere Town                               144

Blairstown Township                        362

Franklin Township                            380

Frelinghuysen Township                   383

Greenwich Township                        449

Hackettstown Town                          161

Hardwick Township                          377

Harmony Township                          315

Hope Township                                318

Independence Township                   349

Knowlton Township                          282

Liberty Township                              251

Lopatcong Borough                          235

Mansfield Township                          244

Oxford Township                              197

Phillipsburg Town                               27

Pohatcong Township                         200

Washington Borough                        137

Washington Township                       403

White Township                                225

Eligible Counties                        MDI Rank

Cape May County                              153

Cumberland County                           116

Hunterdon County                             387

Mercer County                                   430

Salem County                                    160

Sussex County                                   294

Warren County                                   275