TRENTON, N.J. (December 9, 2021) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today released for public feedback a draft rule proposal for the Historic Property Reinvestment Program, as established uander the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020 (ERA). The Historic Property Reinvestment Program is a $50 million competitive tax credit program to leverage the federal historic tax credit program to incentivize transformative rehabilitation projects of identified historic properties.
The program, which is capped at $300 million over six years, focuses on historic preservation as a component of community development. Awards of up to 40 percent of rehabilitation costs are available for qualified properties, up to a maximum of $4 million. Qualified properties in a Government Restricted Municipality or Qualified Incentive track may be eligible for up to 45 percent of rehabilitation costs, up to a maximum of $8 million. Awards are scored on a competitive basis.
Members of the public are encouraged to review the preliminary rules and submit written feedback through an online form available on the Economic Recovery Act website. The NJEDA will also be hosting two listening sessions for public input on the draft rules.
“Governor Phil Murphy and the Legislature advanced the ERA with the goal of creating programs that prioritize equitable and inclusive development,” said NJEDA Chief Executive Officer Tim Sullivan. “The Historic Property Reinvestment program will do just that by ensuring that iconic New Jersey properties are renewed in a way that respects history while creating assets that support dynamic community development that enriches the lives of local residents.”
Draft Historic Property Reinvestment Program rules are available now for review here.
Members of the public can also provide input during the NJEDA’s public listening sessions, which are scheduled for the following times:
Members of the media interested in attending the session or submitting questions are asked to email .
In addition to the Historic Property Reinvestment Program, the ERA creates a suite of programs that includes tax credits to incentivize job creation, new construction, and revitalization of brownfield properties; financial resources for small businesses; support for new supermarkets and healthy food retailers in food desert communities; new funding opportunities for early-stage companies in New Jersey; and support for the growing film and digital media industry. The NJEDA will continue to engage the public as new programs and rules are developed.
About the New Jersey Economic Development Authority
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) serves as the State’s principal agency for driving economic growth. The NJEDA is committed to making New Jersey a national model for inclusive and sustainable economic development by focusing on key strategies to help build strong and dynamic communities, create good jobs for New Jersey residents, and provide pathways to a stronger and fairer economy. Through partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders, the NJEDA creates and implements initiatives to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in the State and strengthen New Jersey’s long-term economic competitiveness.
Register for Upcoming Stakeholder Listening Sessions
USDA Rural Development (RD) Multi-Family Housing (MFH) will host stakeholder listening sessions on the Off-Farm Labor Housing (FLH) Technical Assistance (TA) Grants program. Under this program, private and public nonprofit grantees provide TA to organizations and groups qualified to apply for Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing loans and Section 516 Off-Farm Labor Housing grants. Stakeholders will be invited to provide feedback to agency staff on the program and how TA can expand opportunities for the development of Off-Farm Labor Housing.
Listening sessions will be held on Wednesday, November 3rd, and Wednesday, November 10th, 2021.
Participants may choose the session that is most convenient for their schedule. A meeting confirmation notice will be emailed to registrants.
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