Junior League accepts applications for Community Grants program

MILLBURN, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills invites local nonprofit organizations to apply for a Community Grant for 2016-2017. JLOSH offers grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Grant recipients will be announced in spring 2017. The grants will be awarded to qualifying organizations whose programs further JLOSH’s new “Fill the […]

Hazel, Washington students learn robotics thanks to grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students at Hazel and Washington elementary schools had the opportunity to code and program their own robots during the summer through a special grant award, “The Innovate NJ Summer Blended & Learning Grant,” targeted for Title I schools. West Orange was one of only 12 school districts to receive the $98,200 […]

Towns’ libraries receive grants to promote literacy, ESL

Towns’ libraries receive grants to promote literacy, ESL

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Library and the South Orange Public Library each received $2,500 in grants from the New Jersey State Library to expand their adult literacy collections. Both libraries became eligible for the awards last year after sending representatives to the NJSL’s first Literacy Boot Camp, a four-part seminar […]

Provident Bank supports Jewish Vocational Service’s mission with grant

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Provident Bank Foundation, which supports organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of residents in the communities served by Provident Bank, recently awarded Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest with a $7,500 major grant in support of the Job Readiness and Computer Training program. The Job Readiness and Computer Training […]

Provident awards $2,500 community grant to SORS

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Provident Bank Foundation recently awarded the South Orange Rescue Squad with a $2,500 community grant to support the construction of the new training room in their headquarters. The state-of-the-art facility features an ambulance bay for three ambulances and a first-responder vehicle, training and meeting rooms, a kitchen and bunk rooms. […]

Maplewood library wins large grant to support ESL classes

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Memorial Library recently received its largest grant in history: $72,053 from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Adult Literacy and Community Library Partnership Pilot Program to fund English as a second language instruction. The library is now using the grant to partner with the Essex and Passaic […]

Town eschews lowest-bidding grant writer for better fit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a one-year contract with a grant-writing firm at its April 5 meeting despite the fact that the company in question was not actually the lowest bidder to respond to the township’s Request For Proposal. The council voted 3-1-1 in favor of awarding Millennium Strategies LLC […]

32 municipalities receive grants to implement sustainability projects

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — At an event held recently in Cranford, Sustainable Jersey announced the 32 New Jersey municipalities selected to receive a Sustainable Jersey small grant funded by the PSEG Foundation. Four $20,000 grants, eight $10,000 grants and 20 $2,000 grants were distributed to fund a variety of projects including reclaiming paved surfaces for community […]

WO to see improvements soon thanks to CDBG

WO to see improvements soon thanks to CDBG

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange has received a total of $440,000 from the Community Development Block Grant Program, an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered through the Essex County Division of Housing and Community Development that provides monies to projects benefiting low- and moderate-income populations. That total […]