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 Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD) for northern New Jersey.  The program seeks 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 will fund outreach processes to engage staff, constituent members and affected communities.    Grant recipients will undertake activities to foster neighborhood revitalization and safe and healthy communities, among others, that will be addressed as part of 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 will be undertaken from 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
La Casa de Don Pedro: Safe Passage to Broad Street Station: Lighting Plan for Safe Routes to Transit
La Casa de Don Pedro: Safe Passage to Broad Street Station: Lighting Plan for Safe Routes to Transit
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
Urban League of Essex County: Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Assessment and Training for Fairmount Neighborhood
Urban League of Essex County: Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Assessment and Training for Fairmount Neighborhood
WomenRising: Neighborhood Safety and Crime Prevention
WomenRising: Neighborhood Safety and Crime Prevention
City of Plainfield Housing Authority: Community Outreach
City of Plainfield Housing Authority: Community Outreach