Hudson County Freeholders Apply For $1.1M For At-Risk Youth Services & Other Grants

The Hudson County Board of Freeholders have authorizes the application and acceptance of funds, if awarded from the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Juvenile Justice Commission, totaling $1,150,157.

The 2021 Grant is administered through the County of Hudson and it is awarded to providers that serve Hudson County juveniles who are at risk and or involved with the family court system.  Services will include mentoring, after-school services, community services, delinquency prevention services, electronic monitoring, adolescent treatment and adolescent substance abuse counseling.

The term of the grant will run from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

Freeholder Chairman Anthony Vainieri and the Board of Freeholders issued a statement saying, “We are committed to providing the necessary resources to assist providers that serve juveniles that are at risk or involved within the family court system.  These services are needed to ensure that our children receive the assistance they require.”

The Freeholders have also authorized the application and acceptance of funds, if awarded from New Jersey Transit Corporation, for senior citizens and disabled residents, Transportation Assistance Program for 2021, totaling $1,068,140.

The grant will run from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

Another major grant that the Freeholders have applied for from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part A grant, totals $5,250,508 for fiscal year 2021.

The purpose of the program is to provide services that include outpatient, ambulatory medical care, essential support services, medical case management services and other core medical and social services programs for those living in Hudson County with HIV/AIDS.

The program will run from March 1, 2021 to February 28, 2022.

Finally, the Freeholder Board authorized the application, and if awarded, the acceptance of funds from the 2021 New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Grant totaling $1,180,626.

     The funds will be utilized to help Hudson County municipalities address the issues surrounding alcoholism and drug abuse in their communities.  These funds will also be used to provide prevention, education, intervention and addiction treatment services to the residents of Hudson County.

     The program will run from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.