Hudson County’s 8 fire departments will receive a total of $433k in federal grants


Hudson County’s eight fire department will receive a total of $433,000 in federal grants made possible via the American Rescue Plan, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I am pleased that my administration was able to double the allocation of ARP funds in this year’s budget from $10 million to $20 million to fire departments [statewide], which provide critical, life-saving services in our communities,” Murphy said in a statement.

“The continuation of the American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program for a second cycle means local governments don’t have to break the bank to get firefighters the gear and equipment they need. We’re putting our federal tax dollars to use here in New Jersey communities for essential services.”

He also thanked state and federal legislators for fighting for federal dollars in their districts.

The grants will be used that fire departments will have proper protective, cleaning, and sanitization equipment.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) awarded the grants to 353 fire departments across the state after a competitive application process.

“It can be difficult for fire departments to replace equipment when needed due to the high costs involved and financial constraints. The American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grants give fire departments the ability to purchase the equipment they need to protect our communities and keep themselves safe,” noted DCA Acting Commissioner Jacquelyn A. Suarez.

“DCA is proud to administer this important grant program and direct federal funds to the public servants who answer the call to serve their community despite enormous risk to their lives.”

The allocations in Hudson County are as follows:



East Newark






Jersey City




North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue




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