Mayor Jimmy Davis has announced that the City of Bayonne has $25,000 in grant funding available for non-profit organizations to assist with combating domestic violence. The funding comes from the federal American Rescue Plan, President Biden’s economic package, which includes funding to strengthen public health and the social care sector.
The funding can be utilized to support social and educational programs hosted by non-profit organizations. The goal of Bayonne’s Domestic Violence Grant is to help combat domestic violence within the city by conducting outreach, providing educational programs, and interventions. Mayor Davis said, “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. 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.” 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.
Non-profit 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, www.bayonnenj.org. Completed applications and all required documents must be submitted by Monday, October 17, to the Bayonne Law Department, Attn.: Christina LaGatta, 630 Avenue C, Bayonne, NJ 07002.