Community Development

Community Development

The Office of Community Development is a division of the Development and Planning Department.

Its responsibilities include

  • Preserving, promoting, and developing the City's interests in the areas of housing, public facilities, neighborhood improvements, and community services.
  • Researching, applying for, and administering state, federal, and private grant funding for the City sponsored programs.
  • Working with other City departments, offices, or agencies to secure operation and program funding.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The City of Bridgeton receives Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG funds) from the Federal government to support community needs such as housing rehabilitation (roof, structural, electrical, plumbing, heating repairs), historic preservation, commercial rehabilitation, new home construction, commercial rehabilitation, repair of infrastructure (sidewalks, lighting, curbing, etc.), provide available funding to eligible non-profit organizations and sub-recipients to improve the quality of life, and the general elimination of blight in neighborhoods and the general elimination of community blight.

Grant eligibility requirements are established by the Federal government and will require the applicant to disclose financial and other personal information. Residents are encouraged to contact the Development and Planning Department for assistance in determining which CDBG programs are available and how to apply for them.