Township receives $414K in CDBG funding

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Feb. 13, it was announced that Essex County will administer a $414,000 grant to West Orange as part of the Community Development Block Grant program; this is the largest award to any individual municipality in Essex County. According to the county, approximately $5.5 million will be distributed to 12 county […]

PROGRESS: Maplewood shows progress in 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In 2018, Maplewood saw a lot of growth, both in its culture and physically. In addition to new businesses and residents coming to town, Maplewood upgraded infrastructure, invested in safety and showed pride in its diversity. Maplewood made national news on June 7, when it installed New Jersey’s first permanent rainbow-striped crosswalks […]

NCJW receives block grant

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women received a $9,678 block grant from the Essex County Department of Economic Development, Training and Employment, Division of Housing and Community Development. The grant will go toward expanding the programs offered by the NCJW/Essex Center for Women, which have helped thousands of women […]

SOMA towns receive block grants for improvements

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The two towns have both been awarded money through Community Development Block Grants, funding given to municipalities for infrastructure improvements, community programs and building renovations. The Electronic Information and Education Service of New Jersey, based in South Orange, also won a grant in the nonprofit CDBG program. Maplewood was […]

WO receives more than $431K in grant funds

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township received $431,200 in Community Development Block Grants to make improvements to several roads in town as well as to the Ginny Duenkel Municipal Pool, the Main Street Counseling Center and the Bethany Center for Champions. West Orange received the second highest amount of money in the county after only […]

FamiCare founder tries to address loss of grant funding

IRVINGTON, NJ — FamiCare founder Thecy Faustin is upset she did not receive the Community Development Block Grant funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development through the township of Irvington that she was accustomed to receiving during former Mayor Wayne Smith’s administration, but she is still determined to provide the organization’s services […]

Two towns receive nearly $290K of federal grant funds

Two towns receive nearly $290K of federal grant funds

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Thanks to the Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant programs, 13 Essex County municipalities and 36 nonprofit community organizations will receive approximately $5 million. On Feb. 8, the county announced the grant winners; the CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

West Orange receives $440K in federal grant funds

Federal grants to fix roads, support mental health, outreach

West Orange receives $440K in federal grant funds

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thanks to the Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant programs, 13 Essex County municipalities and 36 nonprofit community organizations will receive approximately $5 million. On Feb. 8, the county announced the grant winners; the CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development […]