The Hudson County Board of Freeholders recently authorized the application and acceptance, if awarded, of $200,000 from the “It Pays to Plug In: Electric Vehicles Charging Station Project”.

According to a press release, the County is committed to fostering increased adoption of electric vehicles and needed infrastructure in order to reduce global warming pollution and improve air quality in the County, the state, and nationally.

The “It Pays to Plug In: Electric Vehicles Charging Station Project” grant program offers an opportunity to install two, DC fast charging stations for electric vehicles at Hudson County Plaza’s public parking lot in Jersey City.  It is within one mile of a major travel corridor, (Interstate I-78), as listed on New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategic Map that would service local and long distance travelers.

In addition, the Board of Freeholders has authorized the acceptance of $93,750 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.  The money will specifically come through the Institute for Intergovernmental Research, under “Building Bridges between Jails and Community-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Demonstration Project”.

These funds will help provide support and services of a Navigator. This will ensure therapeutic treatment for individuals and allow case managers to assess their progress at Hudson County outreach centers, judiciary, and shelter networks.

Finally, the Freeholders accepted a $71,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor Workforce Development.  The funds will be used for the Workforce Learning Link Program.  The purpose of the grant is to provide financial help to people receiving public assistance in the County.

The term for this grant runs from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.