The City of Bayonne is accepting applications for a $25,000 non-profit grant to combat domestic violence that is made possible via American Rescue Plan funds.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“This grant program presents local non-profit organizations with an important opportunity to work with the City of Bayonne to deal with this serious social problem,” Mayor Jimmy Davis said in a statement.
“We look forward to seeing proposals from our local non-profit community that will help prevent the devastating consequences of domestic violence.”
The local grant program is a result of the work done by the Mayor’s Task force on Domestic Violence to obtain funds to deal with this issue in Bayonne.
According to the grant application, “Award amounts will vary based on the number of applicants on a per capita basis. The grant will be issued following review of this application and the required attachments.”
Grant applicants must be registered as non-profit organizations with the State of New Jersey. Applicants’ work must be “dedicated to assisting people and their families to achieve self- sufficiency and live safe and productive lives.”
Additionally, any group applying must certify that it will “conduct outreach, educational programs, and interventions including but not limited to women, people of color, and members of LGBTQAI+ community within the city to confront the issue of domestic violence.”
Qualified applicants must be 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that provide services to the residents of Bayonne.
Nonprofit organizations must submit the following documents with their applications: completed and signed Form W-9 request for taxpayer identification number and certification; 2021 Form 990 tax return or extension; a list of current board members; a copy of board-approved budget; and recent financial statements, including statement of financial position (balance sheet) and statement of activities (profit and loss statement).
A copy of the grant application packet has been posted on the City of Bayonne’s website.
Completed applications and all required documents must be submitted by Monday, October 17th, to the Bayonne Law Department, Attention: Christina LaGatta, 630 Avenue C, Bayonne, NJ 07002.