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New Jersey Health Initiatives Awards Grants Totaling $400,000

New Jersey Health Initiatives Awards Grants Totaling $400,000

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

With a focus on small New Jersey communities and geographic areas of the state that have less access to funding, New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI) – a statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) – ­­­recently selected 13 community-based organizations to receive grants totaling $400,000 to address immediate needs such as food, housing and income assistance, and social isolation in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thirteen community-based organizations have each received COVID-19 emergency response funding as part of the $5 million RWJF has committed to relief efforts in its home state of New Jersey, which has been hit particularly hard by the Coronavirus. Ranging between $20,000 and $60,000 each, these grants support relief and recovery efforts focused on connecting older adults to their communities through technology; providing resources and support to in-home childcare workers so they can remain open and safely care for children of essential workers; preparing and distributing meals to older adults and children; providing direct emergency assistance to individuals and families who don’t qualify for other types of support for rent, food or other emergency expenses, and more.