Hudson County Allocates $570,625 for Behavioral Health

Hudson County Behavioral Health Grant

Hudson County Allocates ARP Funds for COVID-19 Response

In a recent move to combat the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hudson County’s Board of Commissioners has sanctioned the distribution of $570,625. This funding, sourced from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), will be allocated to various local agencies.

The decision, part of the broader Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Plan Act—a segment of the ARP of 2021—aims to bolster the county’s response to the pandemic. The funds are earmarked to support Hudson County, its municipalities, and eligible agencies in their continued efforts against COVID-19.

A detailed breakdown reveals the following agencies as beneficiaries of the Behavioral Health and Wellness Response Grant under the ARP:

  • Family success centers
  • Prevention links: $110,000
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark: $41,250
  • CoxPhit: $41,250
  • Hope and Future: $41,250
  • Hopes Community Action: $41,250
  • Hunters World: $41,250
  • New City Kids: $41,250
  • Partners in Prevention (for Mental Health): $68,750
  • Hyacinth AIDS Foundation: $103,125

These agencies are tasked with utilizing the funds to enhance safety measures and mitigate the repercussions of the COVID-19 virus in the community.

Board Chairman Anthony Vainieri, alongside the Hudson County Board of Commissioners, emphasized the importance of this allocation, underscoring their commitment to providing essential services to county residents during these challenging times.