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ARC of Salem County to be updated with $300k grant for ADA improvements from County

Salem County Received $300,000 for ADA Improvements

Salem, NJ- The County of Salem was recently awarded $300,000 from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to make a number of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements at the ARC of Salem County, announced Freeholder Director Julie A. Acton today.

“We are appreciative of the DCA’s award and very pleased that our application was so favorably received,” said Director Acton. “This money will allow us to make important ADA upgrades at the ARC of Salem County that will allow for greater and easier access to the facility.”

The money comes from the DCA’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program – an extremely competitive funding opportunity that provides grants to develop or improve public facilities and infrastructure that primarily benefit low-income persons and to rehabilitate housing owned and occupied by low- and moderate- income residents.

According to the DCA, just 23 applications were approved statewide for Fiscal Year 2016, totaling $5.87 million. Salem County’s application was written by Triad Associates of Vineland- a community and economic development firm that has secured more than $800 million in funding for its clients over the past 37 years.

Under its grant agreement with the state, the County will create ADA-compliant parking spaces at the ARC, install an access ramp, resurface the parking lot, and create sensible traffic flow through signage and striping. The ARC of Salem County is located at 150 Salem-Woodstown Road in Mannington Township.

“For many years now, Salem County has been committed to improving access to nonprofit facilities,” Director Julie Acton noted. “This latest award is a continuation of that commitment, and we look forward to the positive impact it will have on our community.”

 

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