The County of Sussex is Awarded Two Grants Totaling $127,290.00 to Support Shared Service Initiative Release Date: October 05, 2009
The County of Sussex is Awarded Two Grants Totaling $127,290.00 to Support Shared Service Initiatives
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner, Charles A. Richman, announced that Sussex County was awarded two separate "Sharing Available Resources Efficiently "or "SHARE" grants, totaling $127,290.00.
The "SHARE" grants were awarded to assist in the transition of and to facilitate the County of Sussex in providing core health Services to the Borough of Hopatcong. The amount awarded was $48,170. Specifically, the funding will be used to purchase field equipment and office equipment, and will also fund the purging and electronic management of the existing Hopatcong Borough Health records. Hopatcong Borough officials reported the shared service agreement with the county saved $209,712.48.
The second "SHARE" grant awarded was to assist the transition of the Sussex County, Division of Fleet maintenance, in providing fleet maintenance services to municipalities and public entities within Sussex County. The amount awarded was $79,120.00. The funding will be used to purchase a fleet maintenance computer system. Recently Sussex Borough, Hampton Township and Fredon Township have entered into shared service agreements for fleet maintenance with the county. The reported savings of the fleet maintenance agreements resulted in approximately 30% to 40% of each municipality's annual costs for fleet maintenance.
Since 2006 The county Shared Services program has received eight (8) shared services grants totaling $690,147.00.