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Bridgewater-Raritan Earns Youth Services Award Grant

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Municipal Youth Services Commission was included in a $90,000 award given to commissions in all 21 Somerset County municipalities by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, according to a release from the county.

The board also allocated $10,000 of the $90,000 available for competitive grants, which are awarded in a separate process.

Both the annual and competitive grant awards are open to municipal youth service commissions. The annual grant provides $5,000 to each Somerset County municipality that has a K-8 school district. 

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Fourteen municipal youth services commissions received funding for a total of 44 projects, according to the release.

“The Board of Freeholders is pleased to present funding for so many worthwhile, fun and educational programs for county youth,” said Freeholder Director Mark Caliguire in the release. “Funds will be used to support a wide variety of prevention programs for youth in these local communities.”

Grant awards in the amount of $5,000 were presented to the Bridgewater/Raritan Municipal Youth Services Commission for its New Comers Club and Girls on the Run programs, according to the release. The Bridgewater/Raritan Municipal Youth Services Commission was also awarded $2,000 in competitive grant money for its Big Top Bridgewater program.

A number of other municipalities were awarded for their programs as well.

Hillsborough/Millstone Municipal Youth Services Commission was awarded for its I Run and Teen Zone programs, according to the county release. Grants in the amount of $5,000 were also awarded to Bernards Municipal Youth Services Commission for the Project Adventure Peer Leaders program; Branchburg for its STOP and Girls on the Run programs; Franklin for its Youth Council, Franklin Youth Prevention and Empowerment Program and Boys Council program; and Green Brook for its H.I.S., Girls Circle and Challenge Day programs.

Programs in Manville, Montgomery, North Plainfield, Somerville, Warren and Watchung were also awarded funding.

For more information about the Somerset County Municipal Youth Services Commission grants program, contact Cindy Britt at 908-704-6352 or

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