PHOTO: Jason Adler (right), owner of the Windmill of Red Bank, accepts a Façade Improvement Program reimbursement check for $1,307 from Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone on Sept. 2, 2014.
RED BANK, NJ – On Sept. 2, the Grow Monmouth Façade Improvement Program recognized the Windmill of Red Bank for recent upgrades to the exterior of their restaurant.
“Windmill of Red Bank is receiving a reimbursement check for $1,307 for the replacement of the sign on the exterior of the restaurant,” said Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone. “Every Façade Improvement Program check helps make a needed improvement to a local business.”
Windmill of Red Bank is located at 22 Bridge Avenue in Red Bank. Owner Jason Adler accepted the reimbursement check from Arnone.
The program is part of the successful Grow Monmouth initiative that is utilizing HUD Community Development Block Grant funds to help improve the look of privately held commercial buildings located in HUD eligible areas of MonmouthCounty. No County funds are being used for the program.
HUD eligible areas include all or part of 26 of the County’s municipalities. Eligible municipalities are: Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Colts Neck (Naval station only), Deal, Eatontown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Hazlet, Highlands, Howell, Keansburg, Keyport, Lake Como, Manalapan, Matawan, Neptune City, Neptune Twp., Ocean Twp., Red Bank, Shrewsbury Twp., Tinton Falls (naval station only), Union Beach and West Long Branch.
Asbury Park, Long Branch and Middletown businesses are not eligible for this program because those municipalities receive designated HUD Community Development Block Grants directly.
“The County’s façade program continues to help our local businesses in a very tangible way,” said Arnone. “Businesses are applying for funding, having the work done and getting a reimbursement check. Matching funds are not required and the business sees immediate physical and financial results.”
To date, MonmouthCounty has dispersed $23,541 through the program.
For more information about the Grow Monmouth Façade Improvement Program please contact the Division of Economic Development at 732-431-7470 or visit the Grow Monmouth section of the County website at www.visitmonmouth.com.