CRDA CONTINUES ITS SUPPORT OF THE ATLANTIC CITY COMMUNITY WITH THE RETURN OF TWO GRANT PROGRAMS
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ ( March 22, 2013) — Applications are now available for two of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority’s most popular community programs; the Community Capital Development Grant and the Entertainment Grant.
The Community Capital Development grant is designed to consider and address the needs of the local community non-profit organizations that offer beneficial programs to Atlantic City residents and/or improve the general appearance of the City. Projects that address at-risk youth, open space development, senior citizens and recreation are among those which are considered for CRDA’s Community Capital Development grant. Past grants have been awarded for community gardens, fencing, and landscaping, recreational equipment for seniors and a computer lab for at-risk youth.
“The City’s most valuable assets are its residents and it is incumbent upon us to offer support in a way that is meaningful and helps to build a stronger community, “ said John Palmieri, executive director, CRDA. “ A strong community is an integral part of the success of the Tourism District.”
Maximum funding for the Community Capital Development grant is $50,000. Completed applications are due on July 19, 2013 and CRDA expects to announce grant awards in October.
The CRDA is also making available a new round of entertainment grants designed to support the Tourism District. These grants help to underwrite costs associated with entertainment events in the Tourism District that are free and open to the public. Past entertainment grants have been used for performances of the Bay Atlantic Symphony, the Atlantic City Ballet, Multi-cultural Festival, Bangladeshi Festival, live jazz concerts and many other events enjoyed by both visitors and community residents.
Maximum funding for an entertainment grant is up to $25,000. CRDA Entertainment Grant applications are reviewed and awarded on a first-come, first served basis.
Both grant programs are administered through the Community Partnerships Development department at CRDA. To obtain an application, please visit the CRDA offices located at 15 S. Pennsylvania Avenue in Atlantic City, or download an application from www.njcrda.com. The Atlantic City Free Public Library also has applications available.