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2018 Freeholder Support Grants

Grants to Middlesex County, New Jersey Nonprofits for
Health, Education, Housing, and Basic Needs Programs

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Middlesex County Department of Community Services and the Board of Chosen Freeholders

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Deadline Date:

08/18/17 11:59 PM EDT


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Grants to Middlesex County, New Jersey nonprofits for agencies providing social services to vulnerable and at-risk residents of Middlesex County. Funding is available in the areas of economic self-sufficiency, housing and basic needs, access to healthcare, educational opportunities, and community safety.

More details on the programs areas are as follows:

Promoting economic well being and self-sufficiency - This can include infant and child care opportunities, before/after school care and summer programs to working families, options for transportation access, or wrap around services to enable residents to obtain/retain employment or education.

Meeting basic needs and housing - Services and resources to help people obtain/retain housing, increase awareness of and access to nutrition and/or food programs, and maintenance of emergency and transitional housing beds.

Coordinating educational opportunities - Increase high school graduation rates, ensure high quality early education programs and services are available, affordable and accessible, or provide children and families with supports needed to be successful in school, including prenatal, neonatal, pre-school and school age intervention services.

Improving access to healthcare - Services include targeted programs that address the whole spectrum of health needs of vulnerable populations or those that support access to the whole spectrum of health services.

Community safety - Programs can include "out of school" activities to ensure children's safety, outreach, education, respite, prevention, and intervention programs that encourage safety, or those that improve community involvement of all County residents, especially among the low income, minority, disabled, and immigrant cohorts.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158694

Term of Contract:

The grant period runs from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Agencies eligible to apply for the Freeholder Support Grant must be a Non-Profit 501(c)3 status and have a program(s) that address at least one of the funding priorities (found in the application) and also adhere to the “overarching principles” among the priorities. These funding priorities were based on the 2012 Middlesex County Needs Assessment.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Technical Assistance session will take place June 26, 2017 at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, Sayreville beginning at 10:00AM.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2018 Freeholder Support Grant will be available from June 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM to August 18, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

Submission of a 2018 Freeholder Support Grant application does not constitute a guarantee of funding for either new or previously funded programs. Applications are reviewed by HSAC volunteers and staff, and then referred with the HSAC’s recommendations to the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders for final funding decisions. Please note: for the 2018 Freeholder Support Grant, the application will only be accepted via an on-line application portal. Hard copies, mailed, or faxed applications will not be accepted or considered for funding.

Contact Information:

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

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For technical Issues:

Department of Community Services
Middlesex County Administration Building
2nd Floor
75 Bayard Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Jersey: Middlesex County