Applications live for NJEDA Opportunity Zone challenge

Grant applications for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority‘s Opportunity Zone Challenge Program are officially live, the EDA announced Thursday.

The challenge is a competitive grant program that supports community efforts to attract investment and build capacity around economic development in Opportunity Zones across the state. It is open to all 75 New Jersey municipalities and 21 counties that have either the whole or part of an Opportunity Zone census tract.

The NJEDA said proposals should include how to attract Opportunity Zone investments and build community capacity around economic development. They must also include specific deliverables that can be completed within six calendar months of the grant’s execution.

Proposals are due no later than Sept. 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Applications and grant documents are available here.