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May 24, 2022

Notice of Availability of Grant Funds - Mental Health Screening, Referral, and Support Pilot Diversion Program for Criminal Justice Reform (CJR) Pretrial Released Defendants

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to develop a county based mental health pilot program for justice involved defendants who are subject to the Criminal Justice Reform (CJR) Act and identified with a serious mental illness.

April 8, 2022  

Flavoring Ingredients Study (Rutgers University)

Rutgers University is looking for people to take part in a 15 to 30 minute survey. If you are eligible to take part, and complete the interview, you will get a $10 Amazon gift sent to your email.

March 14, 2022

Lowe's Hometowns Grant Program

Lowe's and Points of Light are ready to come to your neighborhood. Through the Lowe’s Hometowns program, we're setting the stage to support community impact projects across the United States. All you have to do is nominate a project in need in your community.

March 8, 2022

Request for Letters of Interest (Office of Prevention of Developmental Disabilities)

NJ DHS is extending its deadline for the submission of letters of interest associated with its Fiscal Year 2023 Request for Letters of Interest (RLI). This RLI is intended to solicit innovative ideas from vendors that will assist DHS in reducing the incidence of intellectual and developmental disabilities (“IDDs”) in New Jersey.

March 2, 2022

HHS Invites Applications for its Drug-Free Communities Support Program

The Center for Disease Control within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for its Drug-Free Communities Support Program. The program is designed to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent youth substance use.

February 28, 2022

Winter Termination Programs are Coming to an End

To protect New Jersey households from harsh winter conditions, Winter Termination Programs prevented utility companies from shutting off electric, gas, and water services. Unfortunately, Winter Termination Programs are coming to an end on March 15th.

February 22, 2022

Sol B. Heckelman Minority Student Scholarship (NJASP)

This award is given to a minority undergraduate student who has demonstrated, by virtue of academic excellence and community volunteer efforts, a promise to pursue a career in the field of school psychology.

February 22, 2022

Frank J. Epifanio Minority Graduate Student Scholarship (NJASP)

This award is given to a minority graduate student who has demonstrated, by virtue of academic excellence, community efforts and involvement in professional organizations related to school psychology, the intent to become a school psychologist.

February 16, 2022

NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Mental Health Poetry Contest 2022

The 2022 annual NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Network Poetry Contest prompt is about aspects of mental health stigma and how we think and feel about them. How we respond to them. How do they shape us if at all? However, we want you to relate this in a poem without using the word “stigma.”

February 10, 2022

Emergency Rescue Mortgage Assistance (ERMA)

New Jersey’s Emergency Rescue Mortgage Assistance (ERMA) program provides financial assistance for eligible homeowners who have experienced a significant decrease of income or increase of expenses due to COVID-19 and have been unable to remain current with their mortgage payments. Applicants may receive up to $35,000 per household.

February 2, 2022

Free COVID Tests for NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid Enrollees

The New Jersey Department of Human Services has announced that eight (8) free COVID tests, per month, are available from participating pharmacies for individuals enrolled in NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid. 

January 25, 2022

Nominate an "Unsung Hero" - 2022 Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award

Do you know, work for, or volunteer with someone who is making their community a better place? We encourage you to take a few minutes and nominate a special person you’ve encountered and give him or her the chance to be recognized for their service.

Ten outstanding individuals will be honored at our 26th Anniversary Award Ceremony in May 2022.

January 21, 2022

Environmental Scan for Flavored Vape Pods in Bergen County (BCPC)

The Bergen County Prevention Coalition (BCPC) is working towards educating merchants who continue to sell flavored Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) pods despite being illegal. The BCPC will be working with local municipalities providing technical assistance that promotes compliance with NJ State law.

January 18, 2022  

Free at-home COVID-19 Tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

January 13, 2022

FCC Launches Affordable Connectivity Program for Low Income Households

On December 31, the FCC launched the ACP. This program, created by Congress in the Infrastructure and Jobs Act, is a longer-term replacement for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. This investment in broadband affordability will help ensure households can afford the internet connections they need for work, school, health care, and more.

January 6, 2022

Hackensack Renters Assistance Program (HABC)

You may be eligible for a one-time stimulus payment to assist with rent arrears, future rent, utilities, or necessary household necessities during these tough times.

Greater Bergen is facilitating the new Hackensack Renter’s Assistance Program, brought to you by the Mayor & City Council of Hackensack, to provide relief to eligible residents.

December 22, 2021  

COVID-19 Test (At-Home Collection Kit)

We'll send you an at-home collection kit to collect your nasal swab sample and ship it back to our lab.  Our lab will perform a PCR test on your sample for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease (also called COVID-19).

This test is available for ages 2 and up.

December 21, 2021  

Surgeon General Youth Mental Health Advisory Guide

This Advisory offers recommendations for supporting the mental health of children, adolescents, and young adults. While many of these recommendations apply to individuals, the reality is that people have widely varying degrees of control over their circumstances.

December 21, 2021  

Vaping Resource Guide - for Parents

Due to the stress caused by the COVID pandemic, parents more than ever need to talk and listen to their children - this resource guide can help. It contains important information to help parents understand the issue of NJ's addiction crisis, and provides information, tips and resources to help prevent substance misuse in their homes.

December 8, 2021

State Anti-Hunger Legislation Advances

Three bills aimed at reducing hunger in the Garden State recently cleared key Assembly and Senate Committees. All of these measures embrace recommendations HFNJ made through its recent SNAP project, which engaged dozens of stakeholders across the state to identify barriers to SNAP (food stamps) participation.

November 29, 2021

2022 Social Isolation Survey

The New Jersey Legislature passed a law that requires NJ Human Services to study social isolation among four groups: seniors age 65 and older, individuals with disabilities, individuals with mental illness, and those who have served or currently serve in the military.

November 4, 2021

Academic Activity - Stressed Out? (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Uncontrolled stress can cause serious health problems and increase the risk that students may use drugs to attempt to deal with stressors, including mental health issues and trauma. Use these materials to help students understand how stress affects their body, and learn healthy ways to cope with pressure.

October 21, 2021

Understanding LGBTQ+ Identity: A Toolkit for Educators (PBS)

Understanding LGBTQ+ Identity: A Toolkit for Educators offers a series of digital media resources to help teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, and other educators understand and effectively address the complex and difficult issues faced by LGBTQ students. 

October 19, 2021

2022 State Of Mental Health In America Report (Mental Health America)

Mental Health America (MHA) is committed to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness. We advocate for prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated services, care and treatment for those who need them, and recovery as the goal.