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Grant Resource Center - October 2016

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League Conference Session

Funding the Zombie Foreclosure Epidemic
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 9:00 AM-10:40 AM, Atlantic City Convention Center Room #303

Many municipalities are facing the challenge of redeveloping vacant, abandoned, zombie, and foreclosed properties; structures that often pose safety threats and detract from the value of the area. But when considering solutions for rehabbing these buildings, the primary question becomes: Where will the money for this project come from? This panel will discuss a range of solutions: public-private partnerships, grants-regulatory, market driven, and redevelopment-based-and the financing programs available to implement these solutions.

Featured Grants

2016 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) (11/10)
1772 Foundation (12/16)

Assets for Independence Demonstration Program (10/31)
Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP)
CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS)

Featured Article

The New Jersey Healthy Communities Network Offers Communities a Lot More than Simply Grants
Triad Associates

New Jersey Healthy Communities Network (NJHCN) brings together local, regional and statewide leaders to support communities in developing healthy environments for people to live, work, learn and play. Through partnerships, advocacy, funding and training, the NJHCN is assisting local municipalities and organizations with preventing chronic disease. The organization’s assistance achieves this purpose by helping its constituencies enhance the built environment and develop policies that both support healthy eating and active living. The NJHCN has been demonstrating success since 2013 through leveraging the collective efforts of multiple organizations statewide to help make a bigger impact.

The NJHCN is comprised of over 100 partners including grantees, funders, advocates and communities of practice members such as organizations, individuals, local governments and institutions. These partners seek to have a collective impact on community well-being by being mutually engaged, mutually accountable and sharing responsibility for goal oriented action. 

Part of the NJHCN, its funding collaborative consists of generous partners who provide in-kind and/or financial resources to support the collective impact work of the network, including, but not limited to, backbone support, technology and the community grant program. By 2017, the partnership’s Community Grants Program will have awarded $2 million to its grantees since 2013. This year alone, NJHCN awarded $860,000 to 43 New Jersey organizations.

The Collaborative is responsible for all dollars invested in communities to support healthy eating and active living. Grantees include health departments, non-profit organizations, school boards and various local government departments, including parks and recreation and more. In addition to funding, recipients receive shared learning, tools and support to advance healthy eating and active living through environmental and policy change.

Proposals must seek to advance local policies that create healthy environments and support healthy behavior, engage communities that face socio-economic barriers to health and/or increase funds allocated toward primary prevention at a local level. As part of funding, recipients also receive free mentorships, networking events, workshops and webinars. For 2016, awardees included Bergen, Burlington, Hunterdon, Morris and Salem counties, as well as seven municipal governments across the State.

The next application window is just around the corner; click here to learn more about the application process.

Grant Advisory Service
NJLM offers a free grant advisory service to its membership. This service includes general grant guidance, and is provided by Triad Associates. Contact Taran Samhammer, Bureau of Municipal Information, at or (609) 695-3481 extension 124 for more information.

*The links provided throughout the Grant Resource Center include paid and non-paid grant related services.  These links are provided for your researching convenience only; the New Jersey League of Municipalities does not endorse any of these services.  Please proceed with caution when purchasing any service.

If you find that a link is outdated, or if you have new information regarding grants that you feel might be beneficial to those who utilize our page, please notify Taran Samhammer at

Updated: 10/01/2016

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