The Hurricane Ida Business Recovery Fund (hereinafter “Fund”) has been established to provide economic stimulus support to businesses and property owners affected by the storm which occurred on September 1, 2021. To be eligible, the property must be located within the Millburn-Short Hills Special Improvement District (SID) and must have suffered demonstrable damage or loss related to materials, equipment, or the structure.
The Fund is managed by Explore Millburn-Short Hills, the management entity for the Special Improvement District (SID) for the Township of Millburn. Funds are provided from two sources including private donations to “Explore” and the Township reserve account which has been utilized to address emergency issues including natural disasters. Disbursement of the Township reserve portion is contingent on Municipal and State contract approval. Explore is a designated 501c3 non-profit organization (EIN 85-3477595) and is responsible for reviewing all applications and disbursing funds to accepted applicants.
By submitting this application, you affirm the following:
Funding will be awarded in four (4) categories: Limited Damage ($1,000), Significant Damage ($2,500), Severe Damage ($5,000), Extreme Damage ($10,000)
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Explore Millburn-Short Hills375 Millburn AveTown Hall, 2nd FloorMillburn, NJ 07041
Greetings! My name is Steve Grillo and I am excited to announce that I am the new Executive Director of Explore Millburn-Short Hills – the Special Improvement District (SID) serving a five neighborhood area here in beautiful Millburn Township.
I am an urban strategist with experience in Business Improvement Districts (BID), economic development, affordable housing, transportation planning, community advocacy, grant writing, industrial development and inter-governmental affairs.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College in Manhattan and have worked for the federal government, a major utility and in non-profit affordable housing. The majority of my career has been spent supporting small businesses and creating BIDs during my nearly 10 years with the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation. With that organization, I created three BIDs as well as six other neighborhood development programs.
I have had a varied and interesting career in the community development field which has afforded me the ability to work on innovative projects including housing policy and construction, brownfield redevelopment and various transportation, land use, park space and master planning efforts. I hope to utilize these diverse skills to enhance the work I do with Explore Millburn-Short Hills and to create a collaborative, engaged and holistic plan for development of the SID.
I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with the board of directors, elected officials and of course – property and business owners – to move the SID forward. As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic it is essential that we reevaluate the way that business operate, how local services are provided and how customers are attracted. Millburn-Short Hills businesses have so much to offer and by enhancing the already existing base and attracting new opportunities, the future is limitless.
I invite you to meet with me either at your site or at the Explore Millburn-Short Hills office located at Town Hall (375 Millburn Avenue). Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment so that I can learn more about your business.
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