New Jersey is losing millions of dollars each year due to our small municipalities. The federal government has grant money that can be used to revitalize neighborhoods, spur economic development or improve local facilities and services. But these Federal Community Development Program grants require local populations of at least 50,000. Instead of complaining that we don’t get our fair share of federal dollars, let’s connect our communities so that we reach this eligibility mark by the 2020 census. We have 10 years to make this a reality.