LoBiondo Announces $4 Million in USDA Funding for Woodbine

Feb 22, 2018

MAYS LANDING, N.J. – U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today announced a federal grant and a federal loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Rural Development office to the Borough of Woodbine for the initial phase of constructing a new sanitary sewer collection system to service the downtown area, the Woodbine Municipal Airport Business Park, and the Developmental Center which serves developmentally-disabled individuals living in Cape May County.

“USDA has been a great partner with many communities in South Jersey throughout the years to upgrade public infrastructure and services. Today’s announcement is proof of the positive results that can be achieved,” said LoBiondo. “This federal funding will greatly help to fund a vital public health project to benefit Woodbine and its residents. I appreciate Mayor Pikolycky’s continued advocacy for this project and partnership in making the case to USDA officials for its critical need.”

“I would like to thank the good Congressman for supporting this major once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in securing wastewater treatment facility funds to ultimately connect Woodbine to the Cape May County Municipal Utilities system. This funding, which was provided by the USDA, is—to my understanding—a first for a New Jersey rural community and may also be the largest individual grant award USDA has done for an initial phase project,” said Woodbine Mayor William Pikolycky.

A $2,549,000 federal grant and a loan of $1,539,000 from USDA was awarded for the $4,823,000 project.