The municipality will be applying for an AARP Community Challenge Grant. The AARP is the American Association of Retired Persons but the grant is provided “to fund quick action projects in areas such as housing, transportation, and public space that spark change and help build momentum to improve livability for all residents.” according to its website (link).
The $25,000 grant application’s scope includes purchasing directional signage that provides information on the location of municipal buildings, parks, and points of interest. Additionally, funds are requested to paint the borough’s bike path with lane striping for “walk/jog” lane and a “bike/blade” lane as well as replace or add bike racks throughout Roselle Park.
The bike path is right next to the train tracks between Galloping Hill Road and Chestnut Street.
The deadline for the grant is Wednesday, May 16th. Winning applicants will be notified on June 25th and projects must be completed by November 5th of this year.