N.J. American Water to give nearly $1M for improvements in Camden neighborhood

New Jersey American Water will formally announce a nearly $1 million grant to the Cramer Hill neighborhood in Camden on Monday.

A grant of $985,000 will be made in conjunction with the Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit program, which is designed to foster the revitalization of New Jersey’s distressed neighborhoods.

The grant funds will be used to mitigate flooding, improve local parks, ensure residents are healthier and more secure in their homes and help promote Cramer Hill as a vibrant, safe neighborhood to live, work and play, the company said.

Neighborhood-based nonprofit organizations utilize the funds for projects approved by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs that will further revitalize and benefit the neighborhood the project serves. This year, New Jersey American Water selected the 2018 Revitalization Projects from the Cramer Hill NOW! Plan spearheaded by Camden-based Cooper’s Ferry Partnership as the benefactor of its NRTC grant funds.

Representatives from the city of Camden, New Jersey American Water, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society, Camden Special Services District and Camden residents will be at the announcement.

Speakers include: Camden Mayor Frank Moran, Deborah Degillio of New Jersey American Water, Kris Kolluri of Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Pilar Hogan Closkey of Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society and Camden resident Leonilda Rodriguez.