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2020-2024 OCEAN COUNTY FIVE-YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN

The FYs 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and FY 2020 Action Plan, has been developed in accordance with Ocean County’s adopted Citizen Participation Plan, which provides for and encourages citizen participation during the program’s planning process. The provision of program information began with individual municipal meetings for public comments in development of the Action Plan, and will culminate with County-wide hearings to solicit public comments on the FY 2020 Action Plan.

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Beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2020 copies of the draft FYs 2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and FY 2020 Action Plan will be available at the Ocean County Planning Department, 129 Hooper Avenue (1st Floor), Toms River, NJ, on the Planning Department’s website: http://www.planning.co.ocean.nj.us/frmCECommDev.

The Ocean County Planning Department will accept written public comments for a 30-day period beginning April 1, 2020 through May 1, 2020.

The Planning staff will review ALL comments and respond to EACH commentator in a timely manner. Based on this information, the Plan will be revised for final approval at the Board of Chosen Freeholder’s meeting scheduled for May 6, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. The deadline for submitting the Plan to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development is May 15, 2020. Any changes to the schedule will be posted on the Ocean County Planning Department’s website in a timely manner.

Written comments on the Draft FYs 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and FY 2020 Action Plan may be mailed or faxed to:

Ocean County Planning Department
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
Fax (732) 244-8396


FY 2020 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
The Action Plan section provides a listing of the specific project activities proposed to be undertaken by the Consortium with anticipated resources from the HOME and CDBG programs. In 2020, the County of Ocean anticipates the receipt of $1,350,003.00 in HOME funds and $1,395,301.00 in CDBG funds, which includes the allocation of $182,184.00 for Jackson Township, which Ocean County administers.

Ocean County Consortium:
HOME Program (Major Activities)
Anticipated Funding $1,350,003.00

• Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program
• First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Program
• Housing Rehabilitation Program
• New Construction/Rehabilitation of Affordable Rental Units with CHDO’s (Community Housing Development Organization)
• Program Administration

Ocean County:
CDBG Program (Major Activities)
Anticipated Funding $1,213,117.00

• Housing Rehabilitation
• Removal of Architectural Barriers (ADA related)
• Improvements to Public Facilities
• Drainage Improvements
• Public Services
• Program Administration

A section of the Action Plan also provides a listing of the projects proposed to be carried out by the Brick Township CDBG Program. Brick Township anticipates the receipt of $302,355.00 in FY 2020 CDBG funding; major activities proposed are: housing rehabilitation, public services, program administration, public facilities and infrastructure development.

Another section of the Action Plan provides a listing of the projects proposed to be carried out by the Lakewood Township CDBG Program. Lakewood Township anticipates the receipt of $1,096,400.00 in FY 2020 CDBG funding; major activities proposed are: housing counseling, public facilities, public services activities, fair housing and program administration.

Another section of the Action Plan provides a listing of the projects proposed to be carried out by the Toms River Township CDBG Program. Toms River Township anticipates the receipt of $405,118.00 in FY 2020 CDBG funding; major activities proposed are: housing rehabilitation, code enforcement, public facilities, public services and program administration.

A final section of the Action Plan provides a listing of the projects proposed to be carried out by the Jackson Township CDBG Program. Jackson Township anticipates the receipt of $182,184.00 in FY 2020 CDBG funding; major activities proposed are: public facility/senior center improvements and program administration.


News/Updates

OCEAN COUNTY AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT BOARD MEETING CANCELLED-4/8/20
Please be advised the Agriculture Development Board Meeting of April 8, 2020 has been CANCELLED.
2020-2024 OCEAN COUNTY FIVE-YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN
The Ocean County Consortium (OCC) will conduct public hearings and solicit public comments regarding the development of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan (2020-2024) and the 2020 CDBG Annual Action Plan.
OCEAN COUNTY PLANNING BOARD MEETING OF APRIL 1, 2020
PLANNING BOARD MEETING OF APRIL 1st WILL BE HELD AT 10AM
OCEAN COUNTY NATURAL LANDS TRUST FUND ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING CANCELLED- 3/25/20
Please be advised the Natural Lands Trust Fund Advisory Committee Meeting of March 25, 2020 has been CANCELLED.

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