May 21, 2021
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Grantee Spotlight
City Green
Funder: New Jersey Health Initiatives
The Garden State Good Food Network is very excited to announce that the 2021 season is up and running, with 20 partner retailers plus their own market and Veggie Mobile. There are twice as many partner retailers as last year, which means twice as many markets doubling SNAP dollars for fresh produce spent with Families First cards, giving SNAP shoppers access to healthy, farm-fresh produce! This also means that New Jersey farmers will have twice as many opportunities to incentivize their fresh produce to SNAP customers and earn extra income for their hard work that helps to sustain us all.

Learnings and Research
Salary, Benefits, and Diversity Survey
Deadline: Friday, May 28
Be part of the most comprehensive, NJ-focused salary and benefits survey just for the non-profit community.
Covering salary, benefits, and board/staff diversity practices, the New Jersey Non-Profit Compensation and Diversity Survey will be a valuable management, planning and educational tool for non-profits of all sizes.

Big or small, if your organization is a New Jersey 501(c)(3) non-profit, we NEED your participation! All organizations that complete the survey will receive a FREE copy of the full survey report – a $350 value.

Tools and Resources
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Tools to Navigate the New CDC Guidance
Following the CDC’s updated guidance for fully vaccinated individuals, the Public Health Communications Collaborative has updated Tough Q&A with messaging to support you in addressing questions from your community. Find clear, consistent messaging to help answer common questions.

News and Media
NJDOT and NJTPA announce $8.8 million in Federal grants to improve local transportation: grants will help municipalities in North Jersey
NJDOT and NJTPA announce $8.8 million in Federal grants to improve local transportation. The competitive TA Set-Asides program provides funds to build pedestrian and bicycle facilities, improve access to transportation, create safe routes to school, preserve historic transportation structures, provide environmental mitigation, and create trail projects that serve a transportation purpose while promoting safety and mobility. 

Grants and Fundraising
State Farm Neighborhood Assist Program
Application Portal Opens: June 2 (**accepts only the first 2,000 applications**)
The State Farm Neighborhood Assist program aims to help good neighbors throughout the nation take an active role in improving their communities. Now in its tenth year, the Neighborhood Assist program will award up to 40 grants of $25,000 each to nonprofits to focus on causes or unmet needs in their communities. Application spots fill up quickly, so review the Submission Guide to prepare your submissions. 

Training, Collaborations and Networking
Is the COVID-19 Pandemic an Adverse Childhood Experience?
Host: Safe States Alliance and National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
May 24
This webinar will explore whether and how the COVID-19 pandemic may be an adverse childhood experience, and if so, what chronic disease program staff can do to promote long-term health and well-being among the most impacted populations.

The Future of Public Health: Community Collaboration, Social Justice, and Health Equity in Newark, New Jersey
Host: Rutgers University Alumni Association
May 26
Advancing Urban Public Health: An Equity and Social Justice Approach is one of 12 Rutgers Big Ideas that aim to have a global impact on the critical issues of our day. The project’s goal is to improve the well-being of people and populations in New Jersey by creating a community-centered urban public health hub in Newark that will be a sustainable and replicable model. Join the conversation to learn more about making this Rutgers Big Idea a reality for New Jersey and the world. 

Learn About a FREE Resource to Help People With Unstable Housing Stay Safer During the Pandemic
Host: Public Health Connected
June 10
This webinar is ideal for professionals and community leaders who work with people with unstable housing or anyone who wants to learn more.

  • Learn about this free resource (available in English and Spanish)
  • How to access the resource
  • Examples of how to use it in communities of people with unstable housing
  • How it can empower these communities during the pandemic.

New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit
Host: New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition
June 1-5
The New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit is New Jersey's statewide meeting of bicycle and pedestrian advocates, elected officials, city/township stakeholders, transportation and urban planners, bike shop owners and managers, avid cyclists and walkers, fitness and health enthusiasts and experts, recreation, trails, and club leaders and any one else who is interested in improving conditions for bicycling and walking in our state. All sessions for the 12th Annual 2021 Bike & Walk Summit are free of cost! 

Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy
Host: Grantmakers in Health
June 8-11
This year’s annual conference will provide a space for health funders to come together and share how they responded to the challenges presented in 2020, exchange lessons learned, and discuss how to partner with allies to implement sustainable changes that lead to better health for all. The conference will also offer an opportunity to think critically and creatively about how foundations can continue to adapt to the changing landscape to build a more just and equitable future.

Planning and Redevelopment Conference
Host: New Jersey Future
June 10-11
New Jersey Future is proud to partner with the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association to present this two-day virtual conference. The event will feature a multitude of timely session offerings as we restart, recover, and reimagine land use in a rapidly changing and post-pandemic environment. 

New Jersey Food Policy Council Symposium
June 16