The Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Micro-Grant program was established to provide financial assistance to NGOs to meaningfully participate in the planning processes that will lead to the development of the Together North Jersey Regional Plan (RPSD). The program drew on the participation, insight and active engagement of community-based organizations, including community development corporations, social service organizations, faith-based institutions, or other groups at the local level that regularly interact with, are trusted by, and include members of traditionally under-represented populations.

Funded via a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant program, the NGO Micro-Grant program funded outreach processes to engage staff, constituent members and affected communities. Grant recipients undertook activities to foster neighborhood revitalization and safe and healthy communities that are addressed by the RPSD.

Click here to learn more about the NGO Micro-Grant program.

Click on the images below to learn more about the projects that have been completed by the NGO-Grant Recipients:

Groundwork Elizabeth: Safe Routes to School and Walkability in Elizabeth
Groundwork Elizabeth: Safe Routes to School and Walkability in Elizabeth
HANDS, Inc: Urban Design Framework and Streetscape Guidelines for the Valley Arts District
HANDS, Inc: Urban Design Framework and Streetscape Guidelines for the Valley Arts District
Jewish Renaissance Foundation: Gateway Neighborhood Collaborative
Jewish Renaissance Foundation: Gateway Neighborhood Collaborative
SafeGrowth Report: Villa Victoria
SafeGrowth Report: Villa Victoria
United Way of Passaic County: Access to Healthy Foods through GIS Mapping, Interviews and Gap Assessment
United Way of Passaic County: Access to Healthy Foods through GIS Mapping, Interviews and Gap Assessment
Fairmount Heights Community Playground: SafeGrowth Plan
Fairmount Heights Community Playground: SafeGrowth Plan
The Potential of Monticello Avenue: A SafeGrowth Plan
The Potential of Monticello Avenue: A SafeGrowth Plan
City of Plainfield Housing Authority: Community Outreach
City of Plainfield Housing Authority: Community Outreach