Havana Tropical Café, a Cuban Restaurant which was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, was awarded a $50,000 Stronger NJ Business Grant by the Christie Administration this week, according to a release by the NJ Economic Development Authority.
The Stronger NJ Business Grant program is funded through New Jersey’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) allocation from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Similar to other Sandy relief grant programs, there are strict federal eligibility requirements to which the EDA and applicants must comply. To date, 374 grants have been approved totaling $18.1 million. An additional $24 million in loans have been approved by EDA through the program. This includes 11 grants in Highlands and 60 in all of Monmouth County.Art Gallagher | Filed under: EDA, Highlands, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Havana Tropical Café, Highlands, Michele Brown, NJ Economic Development Authority, NJ EDA, Ralphy Amado, Stronger NJ Business Grant | Comments Off on Highlands Restaurant Gets $50K Stronger NJ Grant