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Freeholder Brings Over $83,000 in DRBA Funding Back to County Communities, Schools and Community Service Organizations

(Woodbury, NJ) - Gloucester County Freeholder Warren Wallace Ed. D. of Washington Township announced today that Gloucester County community service providers and local governments have received $83,676 in Community Contributions during 2005 from the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA).

Freeholder Wallace was appointed to the DRBA in 2002 and is currently serving as Chairman.  Since Freeholder Wallace has served on the DRBA Commission he has secured over $245,000 in Community funding for Gloucester County agencies and local governments.  Additionally, he was successful in obtaining $5 million funding that the DRBA granted to the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan, funding that was critical to launching the project.

 "The grant funding that these organizations receive from the DRBA's Community Contributions program has a direct impact on the services and programs that are available to Gloucester County residents," Freeholder Wallace stated.  Wallace serves as the Freeholder Liaison to the Department of Human Services.  "As a Freeholder in charge of Human Services I see the need that many organizations have for funding, and a DRBA Commissioner I am able to advocate for South Jersey's fair share of community grants," said Wallace.

Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney said, "Freeholder Wallace is a valuable asset to our county and to organizations who provide services to our citizens.   We are all well represented by his service on the DRBA."

Freeholder Wallace said that the 2005 funding that was shared by applicants for DRBA Community Contributions ranging from the Abilities Center of Southern New Jersey,
American Legion Post 521 Washington Township, Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC), Gloucester County College Foundation, Gloucester County NAACP, Marin Corps League, National Alliance for Autism Research, Newfield Recreation Commission, Newfield Terrace Community Action Organization, Rowan University, Township of Elk, Underwood Memorial Hospital, Volunteer Center of Gloucester County, Washington Township Live Arts Incorporated, and Washington Township Public School.

The DRBA is a bi-state agency that operates the Delaware Memorial Twin Bridges, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry system, the Three Forts Ferry Crossing; and the New Castle, Cape May, Millville, Delaware Airpark and Dover Civil Air Terminal Airports.

Freeholder Wallace said that non-profit and governmental entities are encouraged to apply to the DRBA Community Contributions program.  Applications can be obtained through www.drba.net or by calling (302) 571.6300.