In order to promote innovation and kick-start worthy initiatives, the Partnership for a HealthierJC offers mini-grants to local organizations that demonstrate the capacity to build coalitions and use best practices to achieve equity across the various social determinants of health. The health actions to be addressed are – Health education and management of chronic illnesses, Health behaviors/sexual activities, Clinical care and access integration, Maternal and child health and Education Community safety and open spaces The projects should focus on making lasting change within their respective communities.
The mini grants are to serve Jersey City residents. Applicants should serve Jersey City residents or a majority of JC residents.
Priorities for funding must focus on one of the 6 Health Priorities as determined by the Partnership for a Healthier JC program
- Health education and management of chronic illnesses
- Health behaviors/sexual activities
- Clinical care and access integration
- Maternal and child health
- Community safety and open spaces
Each health action area is overseen by one of the five core members of the Healthier JC Partnership. Core member agencies will review applications for their respective area and will select the program(s) to be awarded. Applicants will be evaluated based on need, number of people served, targeted health actions, and proven track record of successful projects.
Health education and management of chronic illnesses – JCHHS
Community Safety and Open Spaces – JCPC
Education – NJCU
Health Behaviors/Sexual Activity – HHS
Maternal and Child Care – Housing Authority
Clinical Care and Access Integration – JCMC
We encourage grant applicants to be creative. Innovative programming and ideas are welcome!. Your program or idea must aim to address one of our health priority areas. Some ideas are below, but other ideas are welcome:
Community Health Education
Early Childhood Programming
Healthy Eating/Nutrition Initiatives
Healthy Food Pantries
Chronic &/or Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention/Education Programs
Training for Service Providers and Non-Profits
Health & Safety in Open Spaces
Community Safety Initiatives
Mental Health Training/Education
Youth Health Support Services & Programs
Applicants must be a 501©3 not-for-profit serving majority Jersey City residents. (In other words, it’s okay if your agency serves some people outside of Jersey City but the majority of your clientele should be Jersey City residents.)
Applicants must also Join the Partnership on this website and actively contribute by listing your events and services.
Applicants are eligible for one grant per 12 month period. So, if you received a grant in June 2018, your organization is not eligible for this round of grants.
Grantees will be required to submit all applications and supporting financial documentation by stated deadlines. Grantees will be required to include provided logos and sponsorship designation and all event/program publicity and peripherals identifying the Partnership for a #HealthierJC as a funder.
We will begin accepting Grant Applications for the Second Round of mini-grants on Friday, March 1, 2019.
All applications & supporting materials are due by Friday, April 12, 2019.
Applications/materials received after April 12th will not be processed.
The second round of mini grants will be awarded in June of 2019.
Mini-grants range from $500 to $2,500.
This grant period, a total of $30,000 will be awarded in mini-grants.
You may apply for a $500 grant, a $1,000 grant or a $2,500 grant. Please note the amount you are seeking in your grant application.