Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership Gets Federal Grant

Nearly 425k will go toward community building

Phillipsburg, N.J. – (RealEstateRama) — 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.

“This grant will help the Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership advance its mission of community building, education and child care and economic development. The programming and services administered by have helped many local families manage difficult times, keep children safe and in school and helped connect employers to potential hires. They do good work and this merit based grant recognizes that,” Lance said during a visit to NORWESCAP headquarters.

NORWESCAP’s mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families in need in Northwest New Jersey primarily by offering, referring or collaborating with others to provide programs and education which help foster self-sufficiency in economic and employment, nutrition and health, childcare and housing. The organization will receive a Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program Implementation Grant to pursue its goals.

The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program supports local communities in developing new strategies to change neighborhoods and create new opportunities for residents. The grant is to provide federal support for major undertakings where local resources may not be sufficient. Lance has supported the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program in Congress, and believes that projects should be able to earn federal support on a merit system, especially those with strong state, local and private sector backing. NORWESCAP has an accomplished record and support system that was noticed by federal officials.

Lance is also a champion of federal COPS and Byrne grants programs to help address staffing, equipment, training and health and safety needs for New Jersey’s police officers and assist organizations like NORWESCAP in community relations matters.

Source: Congressman Leonard Lance

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