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Grant-in-Aid (GIA) - Youth Services

Grants to New Jersey Nonprofits and For-Profits to
Serve Youth With Special Emotional and Social Needs

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Morris County Department of Human Services (MCDHS)

Deadline Date:

06/28/21 2:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to New Jersey nonprofit and for-profit entities in eligible locations to serve young residents with special emotional and social needs. Funding is intended to support services for youth and children who are at risk of out-of-home placement. Services should be community-based, child and family-centered, strength-based, and culturally competent. The goal for services should be to enable children and adolescents to remain at home, in school, and out of trouble. Eligible applicants serve the residents of Morris County.

The County of Morris is committed to supporting agencies that offer client-centered, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented care in a stigma-free environment.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Services must be designed for youth aged (0-24).
  • Services must support the coordinated system of care for youth (0-24)
  • Services must aim to prevent youth (0-24) from becoming involved with the Family Court.

Services the County is seeking, based on identified priorities in planning documents, provider reports and community forums: 

  • Outreach Services for youth and their families who are at risk for abuse and neglect. Services include in home visits, advocacy, crisis intervention, and transportation.
  • Counseling for youth and their families. Services must be provided in the Morris County community to assist in addressing sexually acting out behaviors, in-home conflicts, anger management, peer relations, substance abuse, mental illness, and life skills. Services may include home treatment, transportation, dual diagnosis programs, age appropriate groups, parenting education and skill building, individual and family counseling, and use of evidence based practices and trauma informed care as well as telehealth services.
  • After school programs for youth that provide opportunities in areas of interest and that are supervised and structured. Priority will be given to programs that offer services to youth who have special or behavioral health needs. Middle school age (12-14) in most need.
  • Case Management for youth who need assistance with development of job skills and placement, support groups, counseling, life skills, pre-vocational assistance and transportation.
  • Mentors/Volunteers for youth who are accessible and available for frequent, regular contact with young people over a sustained period of time.
  • Employment Opportunities for youth. Services include training in life and job skills in order to secure and maintain employment with proper support.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) evaluations and treatment services
  • Any of the above provided as telehealth

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157841

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum Funding Request: $1,000

Term of Contract:

Subgrant Term: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

The County of Morris reserves the right to renew Subgrant agreements for the period of January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023, based upon annual program review and the availability of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must provide Stockholder Disclosure Certification OR written verification of for-profit or not-for-profit entity. Eligible applicants include:
- Partnership
- Corporation
- Sole Proprietorship
- Limited Partnership
- Limited Liability Partnership
- Limited Liability Corporation
- Subchapter S Corporation
- Nonprofit

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Services must be designed for youth aged (0-24).
- Services must support the coordinated system of care for youth (0-24)
- Services must aim to prevent youth (0-24) from becoming involved with the Family Court.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Due Date: Applications are due by 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 28, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact via email Anna Marie Hess. All questions must be received by Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 12:00pm and will be posted to the Morris County Human Services website on Friday, June 18, 2021.

Award of contracts by the Board of County Commissioners will be made no later than December 31, 2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Contact Jessica Mondino at 973-285-6850 or with any questions.

To submit applications:
By mail:
Morris County Dept. of Human Services
PO Box 900
Morristown, NJ 07963-0900
Attn: Anna Marie Hess

In-person or FedEx:
Drop box will be located at the entrance of the Morris County Human Services building
Morris County Dept. of Human Services
1 Medical Drive
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Attn: Anna Marie Hess

If you require further information or assistance with the RFA process, contact:
- Aging, Disabilities and Community Programming: Maria Rosario at 973-285-6847
- Community and Behavioral Health Services: Anna Marie Hess at or 973-285-6853

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Jersey: Morris County

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