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ICYMI: DCA Awards Funds for Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts in New Jersey


TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced the award of $14.8 million in funding in state fiscal year 2024 to 21 community-based nonprofit organizations across the state through the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) Program. The nonprofit organizations will use the NRTC funding, which comes from business contributions, to implement revitalization plans that address housing and economic development, as well as complementary activities such as social services, recreation activities, employment training, and open space improvements in qualifying communities.

“Neighborhood rejuvenation needs buy-in from local governments, community groups, and businesses to ensure long-term sustainability. The Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program is designed with this type of collaboration in mind,” said DCA Acting Commissioner Jacquelyn A. Suárez. “Corporations that participate in the program contribute to community projects of their choosing to receive a tax credit while reputable nonprofit groups get much needed dollars for neighborhood improvements. Most importantly, residents get a stronger neighborhood.”

“By connecting corporations with meaningful neighborhood projects, DCA is helping to promote the kind of investment that can have a profound impact on families, local entrepreneurs, and community anchors,” said DCA Assistant Commissioner Janel Winter, who directs the Division of Housing and Community Resources. “Simply put, the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program fosters stakeholder partnerships and targeted action plans that work.”

The objective of the NRTC Program, which is administered by DCA’s Division of Housing and Community Resources, is to spur the renewal of neighborhoods through strategies developed by residents and the community-based nonprofit organizations that assist them. These local organizations prepare, submit, and receive approval from DCA for multi-year revitalization plans for the neighborhoods they serve. The approved projects are listed in a qualified projects pool from which companies choose the ones they want to financially support. The NRTC funds must be used by the nonprofit groups for projects and activities set forth in the approved neighborhood plans. 

The corporations contribute funding to the NRTC Program and in return receive a 100 percent tax credit against various New Jersey state taxes.  

  Possible uses of NRTC funds by nonprofit organizations include: 

  • Construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing units;
  • Creation of commercial facilities;
  • Assistance to small businesses and microenterprises;
  • Employment training;
  • Open space improvements;
  • Social and community services;
  • Recreation activities; 
  • Crime prevention activities; and 
  • Community outreach activities.

The following communities are benefitting from FY 2024 NRTC funding awards:

City  Neighborhood Nonprofit Organization Corporate Contributors Funding Amount
 Asbury Park West Side Asbury Park NRTC Project XII  Interfaith Neighbors, Inc.  Selective Insurance Company of America, OceanFirst Bank   $625,000 
Atlantic City  Atlantic City Inlet Now!   Atlantic Cape Community College Ocean Casino Resort Holdings, Tropicana AC  $1,000,000  
 Atlantic City Chelsea Neighborhood Plan 2024 Projects  Atlantic City Development Corp  Fulton Bank, PNC Bank, Tropicana AC  $1,000,000  
Atlantic City  Midtown Atlantic City Revitalization Continues  AtlantiCare Foundation OceanFirst Bank, SSH Holdings, Inc. (Spencer Gifts/Spirit Halloween), PNC Bank, Tropicana AC  $941,000  
Atlantic City  Revitalize Ducktown  Atlantic County Economic Alliance  Parke Bank, Fulton Bank  $999,900  
Camden  A More Prosperous East Camden   Saint Joseph's Carpenter Society  New Jersey Casualty Insurance Company, Holman Enterprises, OceanFirst Bank, CSC Brands , LLC (Campbell Soup Company) $1,000,000  
Camden  Catch the Wave to a Thriving Waterfront South (Year 2)  Heart of Camden  Subaru of America, PNC Bank, Columbia Bank  $545,000  
 Camden Creating an Equitable, Healthy and Thriving Parkside  Parkside Business & Community In Partnership, Inc.  M&T Bank, New Jersey Casualty Insurance Company, CSC Brands , LLC (Campbell Soup Company), Subaru of America, Columbia Bank   $930,000 
 Camden Our North Camden 2024!  Camden Lutheran Housing, Inc.  New Jersey American Water, Subaru of America, PNC Bank, Columbia Bank   $432,500 
 Elizabeth  Economic Development through the Arts for Historic Midtown Elizabeth Development Company of New Jersey  Valley National Bank   $392,559 
 New Brunswick Esperanza 2024: Our Families, Our Homes, Our Businesses  New Brunswick Tomorrow  Magyar Bank, M&T Bank, New Jersey Re-Insurance Company, OceanFirst Bank, Valley National Bank, PNC Bank, Peapack-Gladstone Mortgage Group  $1,000,000  
 Newark  Fairmount Neighborhood Advancement 2024  Urban League of Essex County  Valley National Bank, PNC Bank, Columbia Bank, Horizon Healthcare Services  $400,000  
 Newark  Lincoln Park 2024  Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, Inc.   M&T Bank, Horizon Healthcare Services $309,375  
 Newark  Upper Clinton Hill 2024  Clinton Hill Community Action   Valley National Bank, Peapack-Gladstone Mortgage Group $355,000  
 Orange  Heart of Orange Economic Empowerment & Wealth Creation  HANDS, Inc.  Peapack-Gladstone Mortgage Group $375,000  
 Paterson Great Falls Gateway Enhancement Project  New Jersey Community Development Corporation  Webster Bank, Valley National Bank, PNC Bank, Horizon Healthcare Services   $545,000 
 Paterson Pride in the Northside  Paterson Habitat for Humanity, Inc.  M&T Bank, Columbia Bank  $400,000  
 Perth Amboy 2024 Gateway Neighborhood Revitalization  Perth Amboy Redevelopment Team for Neighborhood Enterprise and Revitalization  Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company, Horizon Healthcare Services  $400,000  
 Phillipsburg South Main Street 2024   NORWESCAP Valley National Bank, PNC Bank, Horizon Healthcare Services  $522,917  
 Salem City  The Salem City Revival Continues!   Stand Up For Salem  Franklin Bank, New Jersey American Water  $750,000 
 Trenton Downtown Trenton 2024  Isles, Inc.  New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Coompany (NJM), OceanFirst Bank, Horizon Healthcare Services, WellPoint NewJersey  $885,975  
 Trenton East Trenton Collaborative 2024  Isles, Inc.  New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company (NJM), Customers Bank, PNC Bank    $1,000,000 

More information about the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program can be found at

The Division of Housing and Community Resources is committed to strengthening neighborhoods through the delivery of affordable housing and supportive services and to providing financial and technical assistance to municipalities, community action agencies, and other nonprofit organizations for community and economic development projects that improve the quality of life for residents, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged.

DCA offers a wide range of programs and services, including local government management and finance, affordable housing production, fire safety, building safety, community planning and development, disaster recovery and mitigation, historic preservation, and information privacy.

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