Community Development Block Grants

Community Development Block Grants

Montclair annually receives approximately $320,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds. This fund is largely used for capital projects within eligible areas of the Township.  Some of the funds are made available to non-profit organizations whose projects benefit primarily persons of low and moderate income such as substance abuse counseling and youth programs. 

Applications for funding under HUD's 2023 CDBG program will be available on the Essex County Neighborly portal on Tuesday, November 1 Interested applicants should register on the portal using the following link:  Neighborly Portal

A remote public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 using Cisco WebEx Meetings.   The public is welcome to participate in the hearing through the following link:

The meeting number is 2340 043 8197 and the password is [email protected]!  Participants can also join the meeting by phone by dialing 1-408-418-9388 with the access code 2340 043 8197.  Those interested in applying should attend.

Applicants must submit a copy of their completed applications to the Montclair Planning Department by noon on Monday, November 21 to be considered for funding. 

A second public hearing has been scheduled during the Township Council meeting on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:15 pm in the Council Chamber at 205 Claremont Avenue.   Applicants requesting more than $10,000 in funding are required to present their proposals at this public hearing

For additional information, call the Montclair Planning Department at (973) 509-4954 e-mail [email protected].