NJ DOH grants to help strengthen public health infrastructure
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) recently announced $116.5 million in grants that will help strengthen public health infrastructure across the state.
The first grant, Enhancing Local Public Health Infrastructure Partner Organization Grant, in the amount of $75 million will be administered by the New Jersey Association of City and County Health Officials (NJACCHO). These funds will be available to support the development or expansion of long-term health infrastructure improvements with a key emphasis on health equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
The second grant, County Health Infrastructure Grant Program, will provide $41.5 million in direct support to county health departments to continue their efforts in addressing and responding to complex public health emergencies, such as COVID-19 and monkeypox (hMPXV), emerging local needs, and other key public health priorities.
The funds come from the federal Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund established pursuant to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
Visit the NJ DOH website for more information on these grants.