Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The awards were announced at the Arts Council’s 52nd annual meeting, held at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. “The New Jersey […]

Montclair Foundation donates $2,000 to Main St. Counseling Center

Montclair Foundation donates $2,000 to Main St. Counseling Center

MONTCLAIR / WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Montclair Foundation has awarded a $2,000 grant to Main St. Counseling Center, a nonprofit community mental health agency based in West Orange. The grant will support services for Montclair residents who might otherwise be unable to access counseling services, especially those without health insurance or who are on […]

TC approves budget, raises taxes by 2 percent

TC approves budget, raises taxes by 2 percent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved the 2018 municipal budget of $83,225,484 at its June 12 meeting with a 4-1 vote, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak casting the only opposing vote. Under this budget, taxes will be raised by 2 percent, an increase of $5 per month for the average West Orange […]

Edison and Liberty schools receive Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants

Edison and Liberty schools receive Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Edison and Liberty middle schools were notified May 10 that they have each received $4,450 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants, to be used for the purchase of 3D printers for the Makerspace in each library media center, including a Makerbot 3D Education Bundle and additional filament. The printers will be used […]

SOMA towns receive block grants for improvements

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

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 […]

County receives $14.8M grants to improve safety at intersections

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority has awarded Essex County $14.8 million in federal grants to make safety improvements at 31 intersections in Montclair, Orange, East Orange, Newark, Belleville, Irvington, Bloomfield and Maplewood. “We want everyone to feel safe on our roads whether they’re walking, driving, visiting our local businesses or […]

West Orange schools receive third Fuel Up to Play 60 grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District received a check from the National Football League in the amount of $14,680 thanks to the Fuel Up to Play 60 Program. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council, the NFL and the USDA […]

Essex sheriff’s department, W. Orange, Nutley receive grants

WASHINGTON, DC — Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions recently announced $98,495,397 in grant funding through the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services COPS Hiring Program. The attorney general announced funding awards to 179 law enforcement agencies across the nation, which allows those agencies to hire 802 additional full-time law enforcement officers. CHP provides […]

JESPY House receives large grant

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY House, a nonprofit organization that enables adults with learning and developmental disabilities to lead independent lives, received a grant of $193,388 from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey for its aging in place initiative. This new grant will help strengthen, expand and integrate services and supports for older adults with […]

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