June 5, 2020
As your partner in building healthy communities, we will curate the most useful and current resources to help you and your organization.

Resources include:
  1. Official Information
  2. Resource Pages
  3. Grants and Funding
  4. Media
  5. Training and Development

All resources will also be posted on our website for ongoing reference. Please forward to colleagues, partners and friends who may benefit from this information.

Please send us any new resources or opportunities to share.
Grantee Spotlight
Bergen Family Center
NJHCN Funder: The Russell Berrie Foundation
Food insecurity became an immediate concern for local families during COVID-19. The Bergen Family Center jumped into action - partnering with local businesses, non-profit organizations, houses of worship, and various food distribution efforts to make sure that families are fed. Shop Rite gift cards allow families to select their own healthy food choices.

Official NJ COVID-19 Information
NJ COVID-19 Information Hub
The official COVID-19  Information Hub  for the  State of New Jersey . Find the latest news, guidance, resources, and support here.

Create Safe Places to Walk and Bike: Advocacy Toolkit
Tips and resources to support local resident advocacy as well as planning efforts led by local officials and planners.

World Walking
World Walking is a free, bespoke, online resource created simply to motivate people to walk more. The idea behind World Walking is simple; you use the steps (miles or kilometers) you walk each day to complete virtual walks to some of the best places on Earth. Just  join  the website, or download our app on your smartphone, choose your virtual walk… and go! 

Grants and Funding
Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program
Sponsor: NJEDA
Application Opens: June 9, 2020
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced that applications for the expanded Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program will be available at 9:00 a.m. on June 9, 2020 in both English and Spanish. The $45 million program will provide grants up to $10,000 to small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

SNAP Process and Technology Improvement Grants
Sponsor: USDA
Deadline: June 15, 2020
This grant competition supports efforts by state agencies and their community-based and faith-based partners to develop and implement projects that focus on improving the quality and efficiency of SNAP operations and processes. 

News and Media
5 Tips for Sparking Walkable Community Change
Source: America Walks
"We can make the future one that provides fair, equitable, safe, accessible mobility and honors the sacrifices that we have all made to survive the pandemic and awaken to a new reality." Kate Kraft, NJHCN Coach and America Walks Executive Director

Training, Collaborations and Networking
Enhancing Walkable Spaces Through Public Art
June 10, 2020 - 2 pm ET
Host: America Walks
Promoting walking in communities with noticeable disinvestment can be difficult. Public art is one way to lend to the revitalization of a neighborhood and invite people to be part of the process. This webinar will feature ways public art has been used to embrace the culture and history of a community while promoting engaging, walkable spaces. This webinar is intended for those just starting out on the walking path as well as those interested in learning more about the topic.

How You Can Be An Advocate, When It's More Important Than Ever
June 10 - 4 pm ET
Hear about NJ SOPHE's past and current advocacy efforts, as well as learn more about advocacy best practices and how you can get involved. You will also hear from individuals who are on the front lines of advocacy right now, both on the county and state levels. NJ SOPHE could use your expertise to help plan advocacy efforts moving forward, please join us so we can learn and build together!