OCEAN COUNTY non-profits responding to the current coronavirus health crisis now have until July 17 to apply for grants to fund activities that prevent, prepare for and/or respond to Covid 19.

“There are a number of non-profit organizations in Ocean County that can help our citizens through this difficult time with these funds,” said Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director Gary Quinn, who is liaison to the Ocean County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. “We have extended the application deadline to 4 p.m., Friday, July 17 in order to make certain non-profits in Ocean County have the opportunity to tap into this program.

“I encourage our non-profits to take advantage of this opportunity,” Quinn said. “With so many of them doing great work already, I am sure this financial help will assist tremendously their ongoing efforts.”

Under the federal government CARES Act, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $820,810 in CDBG-CV funds to Ocean County to be used to prevent, prepare for and/or respond to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The County requested a waiver to use the funds specifically for grants to non-profits.

The funding guidelines and application can be found on the Ocean County Planning Department’s website at http://www.planning.co.ocean.nj.us/frmCECommDev.