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Trail Construction Grant Applications Available and Workshops Scheduled

Application forms for the 2017 funding round of projects of the Trail Construction Grant Program under the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund are now available on the 2017 application page. Any of the 39 municipalities in the county are eligible to apply for funding.

Two workshops are scheduled to review program changes for this year:

  • Tuesday, April 25 from 5 to 7 PM at the Pyramid Mountain Visitors Center, 472 Boonton Avenue, Montville
  • Thursday, May 18 from 10 AM to 12 noon at the Morris County Cultural Center, 300 Mendham Road, Morris Township

County Population Estimates for 2016

The United States Census Bureau has released new county population estimates for 2016.  According to the Census Bureau, Morris County’s population was 498,423 on July 1, 2016, an increase of 1.2% from the 492,276 count recorded on April 1, 2010 as part of the Decennial Census.

A table showing the 2016 population estimates for all counties in New Jersey has been posted to the Data and Statistics page of this website. In addition, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has released highlights of the latest 2016 county population estimates in New Jersey.

Open Space Grant Applications Available

The Morris County Division of Planning and Preservation has released the application form for the 2017 funding round of municipal/non-profit open space projects under the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund.  Any of the 39 municipalities in the county and qualified non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding.

The 2017 application form and list of other required application materials can be found online. All application materials are due by 4:30 PM on Friday, June 16, 2017.

Please contact Barbara Murray in the Morris County Division of Planning and Preservation at (973) 829-8120 or [email protected] for further information on the program or application process.

ANJEC Open Space Stewardship Project Grants

The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) is now accepting applications from environmental commissions for grants of up to $1500 each for local open space stewardship projects.  For a list of eligible projects and more information, visit their website.

Application Deadline: April 7, 2017

2016 Trail Construction Grant Awards

The Trail Program Advisory Committee presented their recommendations to the Board of Chosen Freeholders on November 21.  The Board of Chosen Freeholders approved their recommendations at their meeting on December 14.

FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps Website Launched

Morris County has launched a website to inform and assist municipal officials and property owners as they begin the process of reviewing the flood hazard maps provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Visit planning.morriscountynj.gov/firms.