New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III today announced the award of $340,000 in Post-Sandy Planning Assistance Grants to Brigantine, Atlantic County, to put into effect comprehensive long-range plans designed to enable the City to become resilient in the event of future significant weather events.
These grants are the second Post-Sandy Planning Assistance funds that Brigantine received. The City was awarded its first planning grant in October 2013, and used the $30,000 grant to complete a Strategic Recovery Planning Report, which serves as the City’s comprehensive guide for eight recovery and resiliency projects funded by the second grant.
“We applaud Brigantine for being proactive in planning for the long-term and developing ways to make the community better able to withstand natural disasters that may potentially happen in the future,” said Commissioner Constable.
The eight projects identified in the Strategic Recovery Planning Report that will be funded by the second grant are for: environmental design of Brigantine’s Bayfront area, development plan for business districts, enhanced public access to recreation and open space, environmental design for Brigantine Boulevard, master plan development, design standards for flood protection and a revised zoning code, capital improvement plan development and regionalized and shared services.
For more information on Post-Sandy Planning Assistance Grants, go to http://www.nj.gov/dca/services/lps/pspag.html.