Essex County College receives $90,000 grant

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County College has received a $90,000 grant as part of the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership program, which aims to equip students with in-demand knowledge and skills supporting employment and a pathway for lifelong careers upon graduation. In addition to the funding, Johnson Controls employees will support ECC through volunteering and […]

Health insurance company makes major donation to NJPAC

Health insurance company makes major donation to NJPAC

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Performing Arts Center announced on July 13 that Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has made a $3 million gift to NJPAC to support new arts and wellness programming, both at the arts center and throughout Newark. The support comes through the company’s charitable arm, The Horizon […]

$1.4 million federal grant launches NJIT Forensic Science Initiative

$1.4 million federal grant launches NJIT Forensic Science Initiative

NEWARK, NJ — Federal funding supporting New Jersey’s “Opportunity Meets Innovation” higher education challenge will introduce Newark high school students to forensic science as a pathway to college — and a STEM education — under a new program from New Jersey Institute of Technology. The NJIT Forensic Science Initiative is backed by $1.4 million in […]

Area bank issues grants to local nonprofits, business

Area bank issues grants to local nonprofits, business

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Glen Rock Savings Bank has distributed its third and final round of financial relief per the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York’s COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Grant program. GRSB’s latest allotment totaled $30,000, and was presented to two area nonprofit organizations and one local business. In total, Glen Rock Savings […]

County makes $474K available to assist nonprofit agencies

County makes $474K available to assist nonprofit agencies

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has announced that $474,450 in COVID-19 assistance grant funding is being made available to nonprofit agencies. The program is aimed to support nonprofit agencies and the services they provide to assist clients who were negatively impacted during the pandemic. The deadline to apply for the first round of funding […]

Deadline extended for small business relief in East Orange

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The city of East Orange has established the COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Program in response to the serious financial hardships many East Orange businesses face as a result of the COVID-19 emergency. Due to an increase in demand, the deadline to submit applications has been extended to July 30. The […]

Glen Ridge Public Library seeks funding to improve facilities

Glen Ridge Public Library seeks funding to improve facilities

GLEN RIDGE, NJ — One year ago, the Glen Ridge Public Library applied for a grant from the N.J. Construction Bond Act, which was passed by New Jersey voters in November 2017 to support public libraries in providing modern and technologically efficient library facilities in a one-to-one match. Unfortunately, the Glen Ridge Public Library was […]

NJDEP announces $20.7M in Clean Communities grants

NJDEP announces $20.7M in Clean Communities grants

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — During a May 26 news conference at Great Falls National Park in Paterson, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced the award of $20.7 million in grants to help municipalities and counties implement programs to clean up and reduce litter in communities across New Jersey. LaTourette also […]

SONIC Drive-In donates to teachers for Teacher Appreciation Month

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — To honor the creative efforts teachers have made to maneuver their ever-shifting learning environments and keep students engaged this past year, SONIC Drive-In donated $1.5 million to teacher requests on national education nonprofit site DonorsChoose on Teacher Appreciation Day on May 4. As part of SONIC’s ongoing Limeades for Learning initiative, […]

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