February 12, 2021
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Grantee Spotlight
Pennsville Township
Funder: Salem Health & Wellness Foundation
The snow has been piling up this year. But the snow totals are no competition for Pennsville. Despite the constant snow, the Pennsville Recreation Department has done a fantastic job of clearing the pathway. This is great news for community members and visitors who want to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. The beautiful scenery of Riverview Beach Park and the Delaware River provide a beautiful respite for energizing the spirit and exercising the body.
Grants and Funding
PPE Access Program
Source: New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Application Opens February 16
The New Jersey Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Access Program is an innovative public-private partnership that helps businesses and non-profits protect the health and safety of their employees and customers.​ Through the program, all NJ-based businesses and non-profits are eligible for at least 10% discounts on PPE purchases made through approved online retailers. Organizations with 100 or fewer employees can apply for an additional 65% off products purchased through the approved online vendors. If you applied and were already approved for the 65% off discount during November or December, you do NOT need to reapply.

All organizations can also utilize a free online PPE planning tool to estimate how much PPE they will need in the coming months. Click here to estimate your PPE needs.​

Network Investment: Food Access
Funder: Community Foodbank of New Jersey
Deadline: February 19, 2021
The Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), Mercer Street Friends and NORWESCAP are accepting proposals from network partners for emergency operating grants through the Network Investment Initiative. While food pantries and soup kitchens are expected to be a priority, any network partner in need of support within the partners’ collective 15-county service area is encouraged to apply. The CFBNJ, Mercer Street Friends and NORWESCAP have launched the initiative in collaboration with the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund’s Endurance Grants program

A technical assistance webinar for applicants will be held on Tuesday, February 16 at 6:00 p.m. The webinar will be recorded. click here.

Healthier Kids for Our Future
Funder: Cigna
Deadline: February 26, 2021
Programs will be funded that foster collaboration between stakeholders aimed at addressing mental health and emotional well-being challenges for children. Partners are encouraged to leverage one or more of the following evidence-based programs: Trauma-Informed Practices (TIPS); Social-Emotional Learning (SEL); or Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Grants of between $50,000 and $125,000 a year for up to three years will be awarded through the program.

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The Community Guide: Celebrating 25 years of evidence-based findings for population heatlh
The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) is a collection of evidence-based findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF). It is a resource to help you select interventions to improve health and prevent disease in your state, community, community organization, business, healthcare organization, or school.

Training, Collaborations and Networking
Policy Making and Systems Thinking: Tools to Help the Public Health Workforce Address Challenging Times
Host: Public Health Foundation
Archived Webcast
  • Define policy making in public health and how it can be used to achieve public health goals
  • Identify how systems thinking can strengthen public health policy development
  • Discuss how some of the essential steps in policy making and systems thinking can help address “wicked” public health challenges

Working Toward Food Security Through Community Engagement
Host: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
February 16
COVID-19 has further demonstrated that not everyone had the same opportunity to live a long and healthy life More people are being forced to make choices between food and transportation, utilities, and medical care—leaving even more at risk of ongoing food insecurity. Panelists will discuss how using the food pantry system is not only a way to address food insecurity, but also a way to engage community members in important dialogue and efforts to address other equity issues that influence the social determinants of health within their community.

How to Make Resilience Your Superpower: Stress Management for Non-Profits
Host: Center for Non-Profits
February 17
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s webpage on mental health and crisis states that "learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient."

To help non-profit staff and volunteers continue to be resilient, we've joined forces with speaker Yvette R. Murry of YRM Consulting GroupCenter for Nonprofits, and Support Center to offer a live, 90-minute interactive workshop.

Transforming Your Event into a Virtual Experience
Host: Catchafire
February 18
Join to learn the best ways to successfully transform your fundraising event into a virtual gathering supporting your organization.
  • How to convert your in-person fundraising event into a virtual one
  • Advice on how to take advantage of this different, cheaper way of running events
  • Tips for virtual event fundraising
  • Tools you can use to get things done quick and cheap
  • Ideas, ideas, and more ideas!

The Ultimate Grant Proposal Blueprint
Host: GrantsMagic
March 1
Your step-by-step roadmap and build-it-yourself toolkit for crafting an A+ grant proposal - every time. Fee.