The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced a free Housing Resource Fair will be held Thursday, February 23, 2017, in Newark, Essex County, to provide Sandy-impacted residents with information about helpful housing resources. While applications for grant funds and housing vouchers are no longer being accepted, resources such as housing counseling, utility assistance, and housing search help are still available.
Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) recently visited the Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership, Inc (NORWESCAP) in Phillipsburg to announce the organization was awarded a $425,000 federal grant. The Congressman was joined at the presentation by Phillipsburg Mayor Stephen Ellis and trustees of NORWESCAP.
Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs have filed an action against a Florida contractor who set up shop in New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy and allegedly defrauded seven homeowners who paid him to repair or replace their storm-damaged homes, including three that collectively lost more than $314,000 in federal relief funds
Rep. Norcross Announces South Jersey Education & Career Training Program Receives $1.1 Million Federal...
Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Labor grant for the Housing Authority of the City of Camden for its YouthBuild program. “I visited YouthBuild Camden last year with U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez. We saw first-hand the program putting students on the right track.
U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded $15 million in grants to help very low-income Veteran Families prevent homelessness among low-income veteran families
Broad-based Water Infrastructure Investment Package Unveiled Today Includes Booker Provision to Expand Lead Testing...
Senate Democrats introduced a broad-based new plan today that strengthens the federal government’s role in water infrastructure investment, lead remediation and drinking water protection, and a provision co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) to help school districts across the country test their drinking water for potential lead contamination is a key component
Community Investment Strategies Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Bloomfield Affordable Senior Housing Community
State, county, and local officials joined Community Investment Strategies, Inc. (CIS) for a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil Heritage Village at Bloomfield – an 82-apartment affordable 55-plus housing community in Bloomfield, Essex County that serves seniors on a fixed income.
The Christie Administration has approved 63 applications totaling $1.2 million for recreational trail projects throughout New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin has announced. The funds come from the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program and through DEP’s Green Acres Program.
Pascrell, Pallone Lead N.J. Colleagues on Letter to Governor Regarding Disappointing HUD Grant Outcome
U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell Jr. (NJ-09), Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-06), Albio Sires (NJ-08), Donald Payne Jr. (NJ-10), Donald Norcross (NJ-01), and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) sent a letter to Gov. Chris Christie in an effort to understand why New Jersey missed out on over $300 million of federal flood-mitigation funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the National Disaster Resilience Competition.
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) responded to today to the release of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant funding for the National Disaster Resiliency Competition (NDRC). According to HUD Secretary Julián Castro, New Jersey was only able to secure $15 million in grant funding, missing out on over $300 million in flood relief project funding for North Jersey.
U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today applauded a $1,073,000 commitment from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Ocean County College, the New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to better protect wetlands throughout New Jersey.
Applications for the popular Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) offered by the federal government will be accepted beginning Monday, Dec. 7 and ending Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
““The young adults who will participate in the new FreePair Paterson program have been unable to finish high school for reasons that were often out of their control. They have been victims of poverty, crime, abuse and homelessness, “ emphasizes Vicky Hernandez, NJCDC’s Chief Program Officer. “The Impact 100 grant will give these young adults a second chance to become employable, self- sufficient adults.”
The grant for the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs is specifically provided by HUD-VASH’s Extraordinary Administrative Fees (EAF) program. The EAF program is providing 52 public housing agencies across the country with a total of $5.4 million in funding to support innovative practices and develop tools to administer the HUD-VASH program and reduce the amount of time that it takes for a veteran to locate and move into permanent housing.
Christie Administration Announces $1.2 Million in Competitive Grants to Support Statewide and Regional Resiliency...
The Christie Administration today announced the launch of the $1.2 million Statewide and Regional Planning Assistance Grant Program to provide funding to non-profit organizations, universities or colleges to support the demonstration of research projects that can be applied to regional or statewide Sandy recovery resiliency planning
The Christie Administration today announced the award of more than $44 million in the third funding round of the Essential Services Grants (ESG) Program. These competitive grants have met a vital need at a crucial time for Sandy-impacted local governments. The program was designed to ensure the continuation of critical services until lost ratables were recovered, without resorting to unsustainable property tax increases
U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced the awarding of a combined $238,573 federal Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) to improve safety and operations in Clinton and Harrison. The AFG program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, along with U.S. Congressmen Albio Sires (NJ-08) and Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), today joined Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Executive Director Patrick Foye to announce $255,529,424 in federal grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to repair damage sustained by the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail system during Superstorm Sandy
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced the awarding of $250,000 in Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program continuation grants to community coalitions in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District. Administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), along with U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and U.S. Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-08), today joined Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Executive Director Patrick Foye to announce $255,529,424 in federal grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to repair damage sustained by the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail system during Superstorm Sandy.