HUD awards $46 million to NJ local homeless programs

TRENTON, NJ — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Jan. 17 nearly $2.2 billion in grants to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD’s Continuum of Care grants will provide critically needed support to approximately 6,593 local programs on the front lines, serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.  […]

NJ Department of Labor awards $1.1M to libraries for adult literacy services

NJ Department of Labor awards $1.1M to libraries for adult literacy services

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently announced the 14 recipients of $1,128,273 in grant funding through the Community Library Adult Literacy and Career Pathway program, which aims to expand adult literacy services in the Garden State. In Essex County, Maplewood Memorial Library will receive $81,636 and Newark Public […]

State awards $7.8M to county jails to support opioid addiction treatment

TRENTON, NJ — State funding awards totaling $7.8 million will be given to county correctional facilities to provide medication-assisted opioid treatment to individuals with opioid addiction in county jails, according to a recent press release. Essex County’s jail will receive $700,000. The funding will also create community partnerships to ensure that treatment continues post-release. Medication-assisted […]

South Orange to receive $9K for reforestation

South Orange to receive $9K for reforestation

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Department of Environmental Protection is awarding $122,500 in grants to 11 municipalities to promote the stewardship of urban and community trees and forests, Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced Dec. 30. South Orange is the only municipality in Essex County to be selected to receive a grant; the village will receive a […]

$17M grant to expand commuter bus service in North Jersey

$17M grant to expand commuter bus service in North Jersey

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, ranking member on the Senate’s transit subcommittee, and U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill announced Dec. 13 the awarding of $17,275,000 in federal funding to enhance commuter bus service, expand capacity and reduce wait times for riders on dozens of overcrowded NJ Transit routes in Essex, Hudson and Bergen counties.  […]

NJ receives $4.5M to support crime-fighting efforts

NJ receives $4.5M to support crime-fighting efforts

NEWARK, NJ — The Department of Justice announced Dec. 4 that it has awarded more than $376 million in grant funding to enhance state, local and tribal law enforcement operations and reinforce public safety efforts in jurisdictions across the United States, including $4,561,569 to support public safety activities in the District of New Jersey. The […]

JLOSH is accepting applications for Community Grants Program

JLOSH is accepting applications for Community Grants Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills invites local nonprofit organizations to apply for a Community Grant for 2019-20. Grants range from $500 to $5,000. Grant recipients will be announced in the spring. The grants will be awarded to qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations whose programs further JLOSH’s “Fill the Need” […]

EOFD is awarded almost $400K in grants

EOFD is awarded almost $400K in grants

EAST ORANGE, NJ — With the month of October being observed as Fire Prevention Month, the East Orange Fire Department announced that it has been awarded nearly $400,000 in federal and private grants to increase health and safety measures for residents and firefighters, including launching the city’s first hearing impaired smoke alarm campaign. East Orange […]

Grant to allow Integrity House to launch recovery center in Newark

Grant to allow Integrity House to launch recovery center in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Integrity House, one of the largest nonprofit providers of substance use disorder treatment in the state of New Jersey, announced that the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded Integrity House $1.1 million over the next three years to launch a Women’s Recovery Center in Newark. Funded through SAMHSA’s […]

WO Fire Department receives Assistance to Firefighters Grant award

WO Fire Department receives Assistance to Firefighters Grant award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department has been awarded a FY2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the amount of $293,274.54 for the replacement of 44 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, 88 carbon-wrapped air cylinders and 88 face pieces which have reached obsolescence, according to a recent press […]

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