The Atlantic County Improvement Authority (ACIA) serves as Atlantic County's multi-purpose financing, development and project management agency whose primary purpose is to plan, finance and construct public improvements such as schools, municipal buildings, transportation facilities, housing developments, infrastructure redevelopment, roadway construction and beautification, and convention facilities.
The ACIA was created by the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders on February 8, 1961, pursuant to the New Jersey County Improvement Authorities Law and is directed by a seven member Board of Commissioners. The Commissioners are appointed by County Executive Dennis Levinson who also serves as an Ex-Officio member of the Board. The Authority is required to comply with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act and the Local Public Contracts Law.
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Throughout our existence the ACIA has been responsible for the financing and project management of major public development projects vital to the economic future of Atlantic County and New Jersey. These included the largest public project in the County's history, the Atlantic City Convention Center, as well as numerous other projects presented on the following pages.
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We may be working in your Atlantic County community either managing or providing financing for projects, participating in redevelopment activities or through our Community Development Office. That office administers the Community Development Block Grant Program, the HOME Investment Partnership Program, various State programs and funds recaptured from previous activities, and allocates over $2 million annually to fund projects in Atlantic County municipalities.
The ACIA is unique due to its financing capabilities and the extensive project management experience. This distinctive combination enables us to provide assistance to ensure public projects are completed in a cost effective and professional manner.
We would like to meet with you and your representatives regarding the multiple services which the ACIA can provide, and to offer our assistance whenever and wherever possible. Should you have any questions or desire further information about the ACIA, please do not hesitate to contact us.