The City of Hoboken announced $214,695 in grants to 10 different local nonprofit groups, with the community center, public education foundation, and shelter receiving $50,000 each.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The funding was distributed through the through the city’s Nonprofit Support Program and was made possible thanks to the American Rescue Plan.
“Throughout the ongoing pandemic, our nonprofits have been providing crucial support to our vulnerable residents and helping our community overcome the many challenges we’ve faced over the past year and a half,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.
“As a city, we will continue to support these incredible organizations as they ensure our residents stay fed, receive medical care, and more. I thank Senator Menendez, Senator Booker, and Congressman Sires for helping secure this federal funding, which is making a direct, positive impact in communities like Hoboken.”
Additional funding for the other seven nonprofits were distributed as follows:
HoLa Dual Language Charter School – $20,734
Hoboken Family Alliance, Inc. – $11,150
Computers 4 People Inc. – $9,765
Community Lifestyle Corporation – $9,568
TRUE Mentors, Inc. – $6,505
Amazing Truth Society Inc. – $5,263
Accessible Festivals – $1,710
“The Hoboken Community Center is grateful to Mayor Bhalla and the Hoboken City Council for the generous financial support,” added Hoboken Community Center Secretary and Board member Toni Tomarazzo.
“These funds help us to continue to provide essential services and spaces that support the wellbeing of all community residents through our three-pronged mission consisting of affordable housing for 96 low-income men, a 40,000-plus square foot community and recreation center under rehabilitation at 1301 Washington Street, and a food and hygiene supply pantry.”
The grant funding reimburses nonprofits for previously unbudgeted expenses incurred from March 1st, 2020, through October 1, 2021st, as well as for programmatic needs related to offering COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery programs and services.
“We are grateful to the Hoboken community for helping HoLa during another challenging school year,” added HoLa Board of Trustees President Nicole Cammarota.
“This grant will support our model dual-language program and cover expenses which keep our buildings open and our students safe. Thank you, Mayor Bhalla, the Hoboken City Council, and New Jersey state leaders for your generous support.”