April 17, 2020
We at NJHCN hope that this brief and targeted communique will help you navigate the constantly changing COVID19 world. As your partner in building healthy communities, we will curate the most useful and current resources to help you and your organization during this crisis and build capacity for the future.

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 and partners who may benefit from this information.

Please send us any new resources or opportunities to share.

Don't miss this week's conversation on Food Access facilitated by NJHCN Coach Mary Celis. Scroll down to Trainings, Collaborations and Networking to learn more!
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.

Guide to Ensuring Children Have Access to Nutrition (COVID-19)
Host: Food Research and Action Center
Resources for Non-Profits in Response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

Grants and Funding
Battling COVID-19 via #GivingTuesdayNOW
April 22, 2020 - 2:00pm
Sponsor: DonorPerfect, The NonProfit Times
#GivingTuesdayNow (May 5th) is a global day of giving and unity. J oin an all-star panel to learn more about #GivingTuesdayNow and get actionable strategies for rallying your community of supporters to give back and stay engaged with your nonprofit in this critical time.

Get Ready for #GivingTuesdayNOW
April 24, 2020 - 2:00pm
Sponsor: Grantspace
#GivingTuesdayNow (May 5th) is a global day of giving and unity. The webinar will share ideas and approaches to inspire donations and citizen engagement to support communities and nonprofits. 

AARP Community Challenge Grant Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 15, 2020
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Community Challenge provides small grants to fund “quick-action” projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. Eligible projects include increasing civic engagement, creating vibrant public places, delivering a range of transportation and mobility options, demonstrating tangible value of “Smart Cities”, and more.

New Jersey Department of Transportation State Aid Programs
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
The grant solicitation period for NJDOT’s Fiscal Year 2021 State Aid programs, including Municipal Aid, as well as the Transit Village, Bikeway, and Safe Streets to Transit programs, is open. The Local Aid Resource Center, created last year, provides one-stop shopping for local government managers by providing hands-on resources for the application process, raising awareness of grant cycles and proactively communicating program information. 

New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund
The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund is working closely with local government, health agencies, and community partners to identify and provide grantmaking for the most critical needs, particularly for communities disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Emergency Loans: Guide and Checklist for
Small Businesses and Nonprofits
Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce
In the meantime, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help organizations understand what to expect and prepare to file for a loan under the CARES Act.

Press Releases from Governor Phil Murphy
Training, Collaborations and Networking
Food Access Approaches and Innovations
April 21, 2020 - 2:30 pm
Sponsor: New Jersey Health Communities Network
Sharing challenges and solutions related to food access during COVID-19.

Facilitators: Mary Celis, Director of Health Initiatives-United Way of Passaic County, Coach-NJHCN and Janet Heroux, Director-NJHCN

Webinar: Maintaining Program Participation During COVID-19
April 23, 2020, 3:00 pm
Host: Food Research and Action Center
Communities across the country have stepped up to create plans that connect children to meals during COVID-19, but how do advocates and sponsors maintain momentum and sustain programs? Join this webinar to hear about strategies for maintaining participation and tips for adjusting meal service as the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve.

Virtual Sustainability Summit
April 20-May 15, 2020
Host: Sustainable Jersey
Four weeks of virtual content, including online educational sessions, social “happy hours,” and 30 minute talks on a variety of topics. T opics include: Supporting Local Economies, Creating Creative Communities, and The Link between Climate Change and Health Inequity