The Homestead Rebate Program
Replaced by: The Anchor Program

Click the link below for more details from the Tax Collector, Jennafer Hernandez:

Sept. 2022 – Tax Collector’s Message regarding Anchor Program

Green Team Recycling Program

Our Green Team is collecting the following items:

These items can be dropped off to a specific bin located inside:

The Senior Hall, 288 Main Street, Newport, NJ 08345


NJ Office of Emergency Management

Downe Township Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

The Downe Township OEM encourages all residents with special needs to register using the NJ State Register Ready database.  The information you provide will assist county and local law enforcement and emergency personnel safety evacuate you during a declared emergency such as we experienced with Super Storm Sandy.  Registration is easy and can be done over the phone or online.

For more information, click the link below:

NJ OEM Special Needs Registry for Disasters – 2022


Cumberland Co. Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Public Review Notice

Cumberland County and all 14 municipalities have been working for the past year on updating the County’s hazard mitigation plan. This plan identifies the risk from natural hazards and proposes measures to be undertaken by the County and municipalities to reduce or eliminate this risk. A Public Review Draft of the documents will be available for review between Tuesday, April 19th and Friday, May 6th. All residents, property owners, and interested parties are invited to review and provide comments. These documents will be posted on the project website.

Eviction Prevention, Emergency Rental Assistance, & FHA Mortgage Relief Info

Cumberland County 2021 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Have you experienced a loss from a natural hazard? Are you interested in learning more about risks our community faces from natural hazards and what can be done about it?

Hazard mitigation is defined as sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to life and property from natural hazards such as flooding, high winds, winter storms, and wildfires. Hazard mitigation planning is the process through which communities identify the risks they face and develop strategies to implement hazard mitigation measures.

Our community has a current hazard mitigation plan (HMP) that was completed in 2016 along with the other municipalities in Cumberland County. An update of this hazard mitigation plan is underway to meet federal requirements and help substantially reduce the risk of injury, death, property loss, and economic disruption from natural disasters.

The participation of concerned citizens will be important to the success of the hazard mitigation plan update. Hazard mitigation is most effective when local governments work with residents, property owners, and business interests to identify and understand risks and focus public and private resources on realistic solutions to problems.

For more information, please visit the Cumberland County 2021 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Update project website. (See link below.)


To see how we accomplished at the County, please go to

** Note: Scroll down below the Register Ready Logo. **

Downe Township’s Proposed
Floodplain Management Plan &
Repetitive Loss Area Analysis


Please visit following websites below:

Cumberland County Dept. of Health

State of New Jersey Dept. of Health CDC

Center for Disease Control