HUD award more than $75M in CARES Act relief funds to New Jersey

HUD award more than $75M in CARES Act relief funds to New Jersey

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced the allocation of the remaining $1.988 billion in CARES Act funding for the Community Development Block Grant program, according to a Sept. 21 press release. The allocation focuses funds toward places with households facing higher risk of eviction. To […]

Bloomfield police receive state grant for services for at-risk youth

Bloomfield police receive state grant for services for at-risk youth

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Juvenile Justice Commission announced Sept. 17 that the governor’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee has awarded six grants totaling more than $200,000 to local police departments and community-based organizations to encourage the use of stationhouse adjustments for youth who have contact with the […]

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

Towns each receive $150K grant for park improvements

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has awarded $3.15 million in Local Aid grants to 21 municipalities in Essex County, with each town receiving $150,000. The funds came from the Essex County Recreation and Open Space Trust Fund and will be used to improve municipal playgrounds, recreation and athletic facilities, community swimming pools and parks […]

Bloomfield completes renovation of Pulaski Park Tot Lot Playground

Bloomfield completes renovation of Pulaski Park Tot Lot Playground

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department recently completed a total renovation of the Pulaski Park Tot Lot Playground. This project was funded through a community development block grant in the amount $347,662.20 and the contractors were secured through Sourcewell, a national cooperative purchasing agreement.  “The hard work of our Parks, […]

MEND launches Fresh Food Hub using grant from Impact100 Essex

MEND launches Fresh Food Hub using grant from Impact100 Essex

ORANGE, NJ — Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity recently launched its Fresh Food Hub with the funds from a transformative $120,000 grant from Impact100 Essex. MEND is using the 4,000-square-foot facility in Orange as a centralized location from which it will source, transport, refrigerate, pack and distribute more fresh and healthy food to food insecure […]

HUD awards $18.5M to NJ public housing authorities

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Aug. 10, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced $472 million in CARES Act funding to help low income families during the coronavirus pandemic. This funding can be used by public housing authorities to help families assisted by Housing Choice Vouchers and Mainstream vouchers prevent, prepare […]

County to receive millions from NJDOT grant

County to receive millions from NJDOT grant

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announced July 31 the release of $161.25 million in fiscal year 2021 County Aid grants to help make infrastructure improvements on the local level. The grants are funded through the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund. Essex County will receive $9,738,130.  “County Aid is […]

Luna Stage awarded Dodge Foundation grant

Luna Stage awarded Dodge Foundation grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation to support the company’s ongoing work in 2020-2021. While the theater building remains closed due to COVID-19, Luna Stage continues to produce a wide range of virtual programs, supporting both local and national audiences in being creative, […]

RWJBarnabas receives FCC grant to improve telehealth services

RWJBarnabas receives FCC grant to improve telehealth services

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group was awarded a $784,200 grant from the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau to enhance its telehealth services for patients. This includes resources for remote patient monitoring, equipment such as tablets, and a telehealth platform to allow for more comprehensive remote care for patients who are most vulnerable to […]

RWJBarnabas Health receives $2 million grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health has received a $2 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to pilot a universal social determinants of health screening for patients in select locations across the system. This will complement already existing clinical assessments required for all patients, such as weight, temperature and blood pressure screening.  Social determinants of […]

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