4 Atlantic City community development corporations each receive $1M grants for neighborhood revitalization efforts

Four Atlantic City community development corporations, or CDCs, each received $1 million in Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program funds from New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs.

The funds will be used to improve commercial businesses and their façades, offer housing rehabilitation grants, clean and safe initiatives, community programs, outreach and education and career training.

The four nonprofits and their respective projects to receive funding are the Atlantic City Development Corp.‘s Chelsea Neighborhood Plan 2024 project, the Atlantic County Economic Alliance and Ducktown CDC’s Revitalize Ducktown project, the AtlantiCare Foundation’s Midtown in Motion Revitalization Plan and Atlantic Cape Community College’s Inlet Community Development Corp.’s Atlantic City Inlet NOW! project.

Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr. said he is excited and hopeful for the citywide benefits that this funding will bring to the city and its residents.

“Our neighborhoods now have the resources at their disposal to do things they may not have been able to do in the past, like housing rehabilitation and façade improvements,” Small said. “As mayor, I will always do everything I can to better improve the lives of our residents, and this funding will go a long way in seeing that goal through, by giving our neighborhoods the necessary tools to succeed and grow.”

Assemblyman Don Guardian (R-Egg Harbor Twp./Atlantic City), a former mayor of the city, feels that the four CDCs are the perfect way to achieve Atlantic City’s goals of improving the quality of life for its residents, businesses and visitors.

“It’s great to see this funding come together. It’s a great fit for Atlantic City because it specifically addresses the needs that are critical to each of the four communities that their respective CDCs represent,” Guardian said. “The CDCs have been successful so far in finding programs that make the most sense in their respective communities, such as improving safety, building parks, creating programs for residents, helping businesses and first-time homebuyers.