Freeholders To Award Local Non-Profits $40,000 In Grants
The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders will provide $40,000 in transportation mini-grants to 20 local non-profit organizations this week.
Despite less grant money than previous years, this outreach continues to separate Ocean County from the rest of the counties in NJ.
"The mini-grant program began in 1985 and has provided more than $1.6 million to a variety of non-profit organizations," says Freeholder Director Gerry Little. "Ocean County continues to be the only county in the state to provide a portion of its grant funds to help local non-profit agencies."
The grants come from a portion of the casino revenue grant the county receives from NJ Transit.
Each organization will receive $2,000 to help upgrade their transportation services.
Little says the totals were limited this year due to the struggling Atlantic City casinos.
Organizations receiving funding include:
- The Arc, Ocean County Chapter, Inc
- Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey
- Community Medical Center Foundation
- Community Services, Inc. of Ocean County
- Counseling & Referral Services of O.C.dba Seashore Family Services, Inc.
- Eye Openers of Point Pleasant/Brick
- Interfaith Health & Support Services of Southern Ocean County
- Jewish Family & Children's Services/Jewish Federation of O.C
- LADACIN Network (Cerebral Palsy of Monmouth/Ocean Counties)
- Long Beach Island Community Center, Inc.
- Manchester Township Senior Outreach Program
- NJ Coalition on Women & Disabilities Ocean County Chapter
- Ocean County Board of Social Services
- Ocean Housing Alliance, Inc
- Our Special Kids of Toms River, Inc.
- The Special Children Center, Inc.
- Team Randy, Inc.
- Toms River Township Senior Center
- Twenty-One-Plus, Inc.
- Vetwork, A Program Of Vetgroup, Inc.