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Re:  Bergen County Open Space, Recreation, Floodplain Protection, Farmland & Historic Preservation Trust Fund

Announcement – Year 2020 Funding Round – Availability of Application Materials

 

 APPLICATION DEADLINE is Friday, May 15th, 2020

Declaration of Intent to Apply DEADLINE is Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Dear Trust Fund Applicant:

Please be advised that information and application materials for the year 2020 funding round for all Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund Programs is now available on Bergen County’s Trust Fund webpages beginning at: Trust Fund Webpage

 

2020 Open Space Tax Assessment Rate & Available Funding

The Board of Freeholders set the 2020 open space tax assessment rate at 1 cent per $100 of total County equalized real property valuation.  It is anticipated that approximately $17.0 million will be collected.  (County Treasurer will determine final amount of available funding.)  2020 Trust Fund money will be allocated according to the Trust Fund Program at 70% to the County Program ($12.0 million) and at 30% to the Municipal Program ($5.2 million).  The Municipal Program’s $5.2 million will be further allocated into each of the Trust Fund’s six Subregions. 

  • Municipal Park Improvement Program application materials for municipal outdoor park and recreation improvement projects can be found here: 2020 Grant Application
  • Land Acquisition Program application materials for conservation & recreation purposes can be found here: 2020 Grant Application
  • Historic Preservation Program application materials for historic preservation purposes can be found here: Grant Application
  • Floodplain Acquisition Program application materials for historic preservation purposes can be found here: 2020 Floodplain Application

    

All applicants must file a Declaration of Intent to Apply form no later than Friday, April 3rd, 2020.  A copy of this form can be found in the respective grant program webpages.

 

Please contact the individual program administrators with any questions:

 

Municipal Park Improvement Program - Nancy Witkowski - (201)336-7255 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Historic Preservation Grant Program - Elaine Gold - (201)336-7294 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Land Acquisition and Floodplain Acquisition Programs - Kenneth Aloisio, AICP/PP - (201)336-6454 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Thank you.

Adam L. Strobel

Trust Fund Executive Director