AG announces $1.4M in funding to enhance prescription monitoring program

AG announces $1.4M in funding to enhance prescription monitoring program

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Kelly E. Levy, acting director of the Office of the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Response and Enforcement Strategies, announced Nov. 30 that the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program was awarded $1.4 million in competitive federal funding from the FY22 Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program […]

Baraka announces first four organizations to participate in Neighborhood Investment Program

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced Nov. 22 that the Newark Municipal Council authorized $731,505 in funding for four initiatives to strengthen Newark’s commercial corridors and help small businesses recover from the effects of COVID-19. The Neighborhood Investment Program, administered by the Department of Economic and Housing Development, is part of the city’s […]

DCA awards $10M in grants to 293 NJ fire departments

DCA awards $10M in grants to 293 NJ fire departments

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs announced Nov. 11 the award of $10 million in American Rescue Plan firefighter grants to local and regional fire departments across New Jersey to ensure firefighters have proper protective, cleaning and sanitizing equipment during this time of heightened community need. The grants were awarded to […]

New trees planted in West Orange neighborhood

New trees planted in West Orange neighborhood

WEST ORANGE, NJ — This past September, West Orange was selected by TD Bank to receive a 2022 TD Tree Days grant. It is a community-based program, created in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, that expands urban forests and green spaces in selected towns and neighborhoods. On Oct. 20, Cerbo’s Hampton Nursery, of Newton, […]

Provident Bank Foundation awards UCC $20K grant to tackle hunger in Newark

Provident Bank Foundation awards UCC $20K grant to tackle hunger in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Provident Bank Foundation is helping United Community Corp. in its mission to combat hunger across Newark by awarding the agency a $20,000 grant award dedicated to its food distribution program. UCC’s food distribution program is a year-round program that reaches more than 100,000 food-insecure community members per year, providing low-income, predominately […]

HUD announces $8.3 million in 646 new housing choice vouchers in NJ

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — On Sept. 30, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Region II administrator Alicka Ampry-Samuel announced 646 new housing choice vouchers totaling $8,328,385 awarded to public housing authorities in New Jersey. The announcement was made during Ampry-Samuel’s keynote address at the 2022 N.J. Governor’s Conference, held annually in Atlantic City.  “Housing […]

West Orange to receive grant from bank to support community green spaces

West Orange to receive grant from bank to support community green spaces

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange has been selected by TD Bank to receive a 2022 TD Tree Days grant, according to a recent press release from the township. The grant is a community-based program, created in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. It helps expand urban forests and green spaces in low- to moderate-income […]

New Jersey Historic Trust recommends grants for historic preservation, planning

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Historic Trust, an affiliate of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, approved a total of $15,758,315 in grant recommendations from the Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund to save and promote historic sites throughout the state, according to a Sept. 28 press release. Sixty-five preservation planning, heritage tourism […]

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