The Board of Chosen Freeholders has allocated $2 million from the annual Monmouth County Open Space Trust Fund for cooperative projects with Monmouth County municipalities. Both land acquisition and development for park, recreation, and open space purposes are eligible for funding.
The Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Grant Program is a competitive program. The project eligibility and evaluation criteria are described in the Policy and Procedures Manual. A copy of the 2013 manual and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Sheet are posted here - see below.
Applications for 2013 funding will be mailed to Mayors, Administrators and Clerks of all Monmouth County municipalities on or about May 1, 2013.
The 2013 filing deadline is 4pm, Wednesday, September 18, 2013.
The Board of Chosen Freeholders selected the following projects for 2012 funding at its
December 13, 2012 meeting:
- Asbury Park
Springwood Avenue Park and Recreation Area – Phase 2 (Development) $250,000
Volunteer Park (Development) $100,000
Roseld Avenue Park Improvements (Development) $150,000
French Property (Acquisition) $95,000
- Freehold Borough
Veterans Park Redevelopment – Phase 1 (Development) $135,000
Snug Harbor Beach Access (Development) $23,000
Ackerson Indian Hill Park Improvements (Development) $100,000
Van Schoick Property (Acquisition) $98,000
- Little Silver
Parker Homestead Restoration (Development) $250,000
- Long Branch
Lake Takanassee Bank Stabilization (Development) $250,000
Historic Baird Homestead (Development) $183,000
- Neptune City
Memorial Park Beach Improvements (Development) $206,000
- Neptune Township
Jumping Brook Ballfield Improvements (Development) $250,000
Poplar Village (Acquisition) $85,000
- Sea Girt
Baltimore Park Redevelopment (Development) $100,000
- Tinton Falls
Traditions Site (Acquisition) $250,000
The Program is administered by the Monmouth County Park System on behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Questions and correspondence should be addressed to the Monmouth County Park System, Acquisition and Design Office, Attn: Open Space Grant Program, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738. For additional information, please call 732-842-4000, ext 4472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.