Impact100 Essex holds Mother’s Day volunteer event at MEND

Impact100 Essex holds Mother’s Day volunteer event at MEND

ORANGE, NJ — Members of Impact100 Essex spent Mother’s Day weekend packing food and necessities with MEND food pantries. Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity is the recipient of Impact100 Essex’s 2019 $120,000 grant, which it used to purchase a refrigerated cargo van — dubbed “The Sweet Pea” — to streamline distribution. MEND was also able […]

‘Click It or Ticket’ crackdown encourages drivers, passengers to wear seat belts

TRENTON, NJ — As New Jersey begins to reopen ahead of the busy summer travel season, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety announced the upcoming launch of a statewide seat belt enforcement campaign aimed at promoting safe travels on New Jersey roadways. Starting Monday, May 24, and running through […]

Payne announces $408 million to support local higher education institutions

Payne announces $408 million to support local higher education institutions

WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. announced on May 14 the estimated funding for the colleges and universities of New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District from the American Rescue Plan. The funding helps local institutions recover from the economic devastation of the COVID-19 global pandemic and allows them to continue to serve their students […]

United Way launches grant program for ‘Newark Thrives!’ providers

NEWARK, NJ — Catherine Wilson, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Newark, announced May 12 the relaunch of “Newark Thrives!” — the “Out-of-School Time” network for the city of Newark — by opening the first “Accelerating Summer Learning Opportunities” grants application process for program providers within the Newark Thrives! network. The United We […]

Impact100 Essex announces start of 2021 grant cycle

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Impact100 Essex announced the availability of a $100,000 Impact Grant and kicked off its 2021 grant cycle with an information session for Essex County nonprofits. At the April 20 session, more than 60 organizations from across the county attended to learn about the grant application process.  “We were pleased to see […]

14 grants totaling $233 thousand awarded to programs for at-risk youth

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced April 29 that the Juvenile Justice Commission, in conjunction with the governor’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee, has awarded 14 grants totaling $233,000 to police departments, schools and nonprofit organizations across the state to expand summer programs for at-risk youth. The grants provide organizations already […]

Celebrate Arbor Day as grant brings 64 new trees to South Orange

Celebrate Arbor Day as grant brings 64 new trees to South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — New trees paid for by a grant from New Jersey Urban Community Forestry and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will begin being planted throughout South Orange in late April, just in time for Arbor Day on Friday, April 30.  The South Orange Environmental Commission and Green Team, which won […]

New Jersey to receive $130.8 million from HUD to increase affordable housing

New Jersey to receive $130.8 million from HUD to increase affordable housing

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced April 14 the allocation of nearly $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to help communities across the country create affordable housing and services for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness; $130.8 million has been allocated to New […]

Bloomfield College receives $50,000 NetVUE Program Development Grant

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College is one of 20 institutions nationwide selected to receive a 2021 Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education Program Development Grant through the Council of Independent Colleges. The two-year $50,000 grant award, to be used between May 1, 2021, and April 30, 2023, will supplement Bloomfield College’s current initiatives toward deepening […]