As part of a $2.3 million to be distributed among 13 municipalities in the Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Grant Program, Manalapan Township will receive $250,000! The money will go towards improvements to Manalapan’s Recreation Center including a new building for a meeting room, a concession and restrooms.
According to the Manalapan Patch, the Open Space Grant Program is a competitive matching-funds program for municipalities sponsored by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and administered by the Monmouth County Park System. The maximum matching amount awarded to a particular project is $250,000.
“Since the inception of the County’s Municipal Open Space Grant program in 2003, 47 towns have successfully applied and received funding for 144 individual projects,” Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone said in a statement. “This is another example of working cooperatively with our towns to provide a more beautiful and more active county.”