Caldwell and West Caldwell are among 16 municipalities in Essex County to receive Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), according to an announcement made Tuesday by County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.
Caldwell will receive $56,011 to install an ADA-compliant ramp from the municipal parking deck at Provost Square to the Caldwell Public Library.
West Caldwell will receive $49,596 to install ADA-compliant pedestrian curb ramps in various locations around town.
The Bridge, based in Caldwell, is one of 32 non-profit community organizations to be awarded CDBG funds. The behavioral health counseling agency will receive $18,000.
A total of $4.4 million was distributed Tuesday through the CDBG program, which is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development.
“Programs supported through the CDBG programs are direct investments to provide services that enhance our quality of life and help stabilize our neighborhoods by modernizing our infrastructure,” DiVincenzo stated in a release.
“These federal grants enable us to upgrade our sidewalks and roads, enhance handicap access, address mental health needs, support food pantries and stimulate economic development in our downtown commercial areas,” he added.
North Caldwell did not submit an application, according to the county.