Hudson Freeholders Receive Grant From Governor’s Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse

Hudson Freeholders Receive Grants For Various Other County Services

Jersey City-The Hudson County Board of Freeholders accepted an additional $67,619 from the Municipal Alliance Allocation Grant from the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

The original funding was utilized to help Hudson County municipalities address the issues surrounding alcoholism and drug abuse in their communities.  Each community is aware that in order for them to receive these funds, they must provide a 100% match, 25% cash match and a 75% in kind match.     

The grant was extended three months until September 30, 2020.  These funds will be used to cover Municipal Alliance Coordination and County Administration.

Elsewhere, the Board of Freeholders approved acceptance of  a $3,599,291 grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Work Force Development of the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult and Dislocated Workers, Workforce Learning Link and Youth Programs.

The County of Hudson, the City of Jersey City, Jersey City Employment and Training Program, the Career Development Center of the Hudson County Schools of Technology and both the Hudson County and Jersey City Workforce Development Boards have a shared services agreement to provide individuals continued or enhance their employability through basic education skills training and job search/readiness services.

The grant will be allocated as follows: adult program-$1,233,999 dislocated worker-$1,098,063, Workforce Learning Link- $71,000, Youth Program- $1,196, 229, totaling $3,599,291.

The grant is for fiscal year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

$203,963 from the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Grant to address opioid use disorder, has also been accepted by the Freeholders.

The funds will be utilized to help Hudson County municipalities address the issues surrounding opioid use disorder 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 funds are allocated as follows: Prevention, education, outreach to doctors, dentists and general practitioners – Partners in Prevention $33,765, Sober activities for youth: social/recreational activities for youth ages 10 and older – Partners in prevention- $45,000, Recovery supports: support/outreach/education, Hudson County Department of Health and Human Services “STARS” Mobile Outreach Vehicle – $55,000, Hudson County Department of Health and Human Services Administration -$10,000, $60,000 is unallocated at this time.

The program will run from August 15, 2020 through August 15, 2021.

The Hudson County Board of Freeholders approved funds under the United States Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) for $84,300 to Horizon Health Center.

These funds will help provide medical services to individuals who are overcoming substance use disorders by means of addressing their medical needs and mental health challenges.

This program will run from August 15, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Finally, the Freeholders approved the County to award $2,089,371 from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Emergency Solutions Grant to Collaborative Support Programs of NJ, $125,000, Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation, $877,717, United Way of Hudson County, $877,717, Hudson County, $208,937 in order for them to provide rapid rehousing, various programs and services to homeless in Hudson County.

The purpose of this rapid rehousing program is to provide rental assistance to house at least 50 individuals and or families for up to two years.  In order to be eligible, these individuals will be literally homeless, moving from streets, shelters or motel placements and able to sustain the housing after the assistance ends.  Households will receive support services to help move them to self- sufficiency.

This program will also help to provide services that include medical care, essential support services and social services programs for the homeless in Hudson County.