NJ NPP Grant - Neighborhood Preservation Program

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The TOWN OF BELVIDERE has been awarded a 5-year designation in 2021, including an initial $125,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP). Pending annual State budget capacity, the TOWN OF BELVIDERE is anticipated to receive up to $125,000 a year for a total of five years to assist with economic and community development.

In addition to funding, the State’s NPP Team of place-based revitalization experts will provide a robust array of technical assistance and training to guide and empower this local effort. The focus will be on revitalizing the Historic Waterfront Business District. The TOWN OF BELVIDERE is among 40 communities throughout New Jersey to receive this designation since NPP was revived in 2019 by Governor Phil Murphy and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver as part of their plan to create a stronger and fairer New Jersey.



The program is designed to increase place, economic, civic and social value. It seeks to achieve this by enhancing buildings, streets and a district’s entire physical realm, by supporting and coordinating small business recovery, growth and sustainability, and by marketing district events and activities while also engaging local stakeholders in planning and relationship building. The state’s NPP Team will work closely with the TOWN OF BELVIDERE to support an array of bottom-up efforts that create visible and tangible change, leverage other public and private resources, and address real needs and aspirations of the Historic Waterfront Business District stakeholders, including residents and business owners.


To Learn more about the Belvidere/NJ NPP Grant please visit the Belvidere NPP website > HERE