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Hunterdon County Commissioners award $1 million to local non-profits through American Rescue Plan funds

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – The Hunterdon County Commissioners recently announced the award of $1 million in grant funds as recommended by HFA Certified Public Accountants & Advisors for local non-profits who were on the front lines of responding to the COVID-19 Public Emergency Health Crisis and for those that have experienced negative economic impacts as a result of the pandemic crisis.

Funding for this grant program came from State and Local Recovery Funds (SLRF), received by Hunterdon County
under the American Rescue Plan.

“My colleagues and I felt strongly that Hunterdon County should utilize a portion of the county’s share of American Rescue Plan funds to aid local nonprofits that play an important role in making a positive difference in our communities. The County Commissioners Board thanks the HFA Certified Public Accountants and Advisors for their oversight in assisting with the distribution of these funds. This is a lot of money that is being allocated to help first responders, victims of domestic violence, addiction treatment, transportation assistance, children’s advocates, and aftercare to name a few,” Commissioner Director Jeff Kuhl said.

Independent consultants were hired by the Commissioner Board to provide advisory services for the program and reviewed several applications. Nearly $2.8 million in grant requests were received for the $1 million in available funding.

“These important grant funds are vital for many of our local non-profit organizations in addressing critical needs within the community. This funding will undoubtedly make a significant impact on many people and provide support of those that need it most, including victims of domestic violence, children, and individuals facing hunger,” Deputy Director Susan Soloway said.

Here is a list of the applicants that were awarded grant funding through the Nonprofit Grant Program along with the proposed award amount:

  • YMCA of Bucks & Hunterdon Counties ~ $100,000.00
  • Hunterdon Area Rural Transit, Inc., GO Hunterdon ~ $100,000.00
  • United Way of Hunterdon County ~ $100,000.00
  • Flemington Area Food Pantry ~ $75,000.00
  • SAFE in Hunterdon ~ $50,000.00
  • One Voice ~ $10,500.00
  • Kingwood Vol. Fire Company ~ $7,250.00
  • Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad ~ $6,200.00
  • Lebanon Township Vol. Fire Department, Inc.~ $6,100.00
  • Kingwood First Aid ~ $11,000.00
  • Americas Grow-A-Row ~ $50,000.00.
  • Family Promise of Hunterdon ~ $50,000.00
  • CASA SHaW ~ $48,000.00
  • Prevention Resources, Inc ~. $40,000.00
  • High Bridge Fire Department ~ $30,475.00
  • City of Lambertville Fire Department ~ $30,475.00
  • Hunterdon Helpline ~ $22,500.00
  • Whitehouse First Aid & Rescue Squad ~ $30,475.00
  • Quakertown Fire Company ~ $30,475.00
  • South Branch Emergency Services ~ $30,475.00
  • Pattenburg Rescue Squad ~ $30,475.00
  • Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity ~ $25,000.00
  • Hunterdon Art Museum ~ $25,000.00
  • CEA Center for Educational Advancement ~ $25,000.00
  • Safe Harbor Access Center ~ $12,500.00
  • Hunterdon Youth Services ~ $13,100.00
  • Good News Home ~ $20,000.00
  • Penn Jersey Educational Radio (Local Radio) ~ $5,000.00
  • Rotary Club of Clinton ~ $5,000.00
  • Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, No. 1928 ~ $5,000.00
  • Hunterdon Land Trust ~ $5,000.00

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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