City to Award $433,701 in Social Service Grants


PATERSON, NJ – The city plans to distribute $433,401 in social service grants to support the operations of 23 Paterson community programs.

All the groups getting grants also received funding last year, according to Donna Nelson-Ivy, the city’s director of Health and Human Services. Only one 2012 recipient is off the list for 2013, she said. That’s CASA, a program that shut down last year.

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The largest allocation would be $181,230 for senior and veteran services through the division of senior services.

Among the other grants are:

  • $25,000 for the Hispanic Multi-Purpose Center
  • $25,000 for Trailblazers
  • $22,000 for the Youth Services Bureau
  • $15,000 for the senior outreach program run by Catholic Family and Children Services (CFCS)
  • $15,000 for the Grandparents Relatives Care program run by CFCS
  • $15,000 for the school-based youth services program.

Smaller grants – ranging from $13,000 to $2,551 - are going to ASPIRA, the Boys and Girls Club, Adult Day Satellite (CFCS), Companionship and Escort (CFCS), Inner City Ensemble, Madison Avenue Afterschool program, Jumpstart, St. Augustine Afterschool program, Paterson YMCA, St. Paul’s CDC, United Presbyterian Church, Well of Hope, Council on Aging, Mayor’s Council on Handicapped, Municipal Alliance, and the Paterson Instructional Football League.

The City Council is scheduled to vote to approve the grants on January 22.

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