Welcome to Deerfield Township
Cumberland County, New Jersey
The June 3, 2020 public meeting of the township committee has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The June 8, 2020 meeting of the land use board will be held in the municipal building and open to the public with appropriate social distancing practices. This includes all attendees wearing masks. The teleconference system will still be used if public officials or members of the public want to participate, but do not feel comfortable in the municipal building.
Township staff are available by phone or email for any questions.
NEW WEBSITE INFORMATION
Deerfield Township has been working on a new website. Our plan was to finish it and present it to the township committee and public for comment. However, because of the need to inform the public during this state of emergency, the website has gone active. Please understand that all of the information regarding township operations and contacts may not be accurate. We are working to finish the new website as soon as possible. The new website will still be reached at deerfieldtownship.org. Please do not save the above URL as it is only temporary.
Deerfield Township is 18 square miles of picturesque farms, untouched forests, and quaint residential neighborhoods. We are home to numerous local businesses, government facilities, and natural recreation open space.
We invite you to explore our official website for information on local services and economic development. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to our officials and staff.
Why the Census?
The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.
Think of your morning commute: Census results influence highway planning and construction, as well as grants for buses, subways, and other public transit systems.
Or think of your local schools: Census results help determine how money is allocated for the Head Start program and for grants that support teachers and special education.
The list goes on, including programs to support rural areas, to restore wildlife, to prevent child abuse, to prepare for wildfires, and to provide housing assistance for older adults.
Getting a complete and accurate census count is critically important. That's why your response is required by law. If you do not respond, the U.S. Census Bureau will follow up in person to collect your response.
Why is the census so important? The results are used to determine how much funding local communities receive for key public services and how many seats each state gets in Congress. State and local officials also use census counts to draw boundaries for congressional, state legislative, and school districts.
And while you are required by law to participate, the Census Bureau is also required by law to protect your answers. Your responses are used only to produce statistics. The Census Bureau does not disclose any personal information.