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  • phone(201) 547-6910
  • fax(201) 547-5104
  • Four Jackson Square (39 Kearney Ave)
    Jersey City, NJ 07305
    Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM Mon-Fri

    Déjà Anderson Director of Community Development
    Déjà Anderson, Director

    The Division of Community Development is responsible for administering federal grant programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

    Our mission is to strengthen Jersey City through fostering solid partnerships and responsibly investing our funding resources in the community.

    We seek to develop Jersey City as a viable community by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent, affordable housing, suitable living environments, public spaces, public services, and expanded economic opportunities.

    Our core values are IDEAS:
    Integrity, Dedication, Enthusiasm, Attentiveness, and Solutions.

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Public Notice Announcement

On Friday, February 16th, the Division of Community Development (DCD) will issue an open and competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) for the HUD Entitlement Grants for; Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) to provide funding to eligible programs and projects sponsored by public agencies, developers or not-for-profit organizations. The City of Jersey City is scheduled to receive approximately $5,112,176 in CDBG funding; $468,784 in ESG funding; $2,571,768 in HOPWA funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and funding; $964,360 in CSBG from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for the 2024 program year.   

The City encourages local community groups who provide quantifiable benefits to the low and moderate-income population to apply. The funding is provided through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Since the funding source is limited, this is a competitive application process. The review criteria and eligibility requirements are noted in the RFP. The City of Jersey City HUD Entitlement Program goals are consistent with its adopted 2020-2024 five-Year Consolidated Plan as well as the National Objectives defined by HUD.

Request for Proposal applications may be obtained from the following link –

The deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, March 18 at 11:59 P.M.
No proposals will be accepted after this date.

Nonprofit Grant Opportunities and Guidance

Our neighborhood partners, such as nonprofit organizations, public institutions, and developers, receive grants from the Division of Community Development. Learn how your organization can receive funding for the upcoming year!

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