Appropriations FY2011

March 10, 2010: Mental Health Association of Essex County - Model Jail Diversion and Re-entry Education Program

Amount Requested: $750,000

The Mental Health Association of Essex County has created a groundbreaking program, raising awareness concerning the plight of incarcerated mentally ill individuals. This funding will be used to produce a documentary and an educational outreach program about the inappropriate incarceration of individuals with mental illness in New Jersey’s jails, prisons and juvenile detention centers. The documentary will describe the current crisis as well as New Jersey’s new and innovative jail diversion and re-entry program.

Recipient's Address: 33 S. Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

March 10, 2010: New Jersey Institute of Technology - Nano Advanced Cluster Energetics

Amount Requested: $50,000

This funding will be used to further develop v-ACE FEM technology. v-ACE FEM techology will improve all aspects of manufacturing and performance of munitions for the US Armed Forces to safely handle coated nano-energetic particulates and products.

Recipient's Address: University Heights, 350 Fenster Hall, Newark, NJ 07102

March 10, 2010: City of Orange Township - Emergency Management Communications System

Amount Requested: $611,202

The funding will be used to replace Emergency Communications preparedness equipment, to enable improved coordination of  regional emergency resources.The City of Orange faces a deadline to comply with a mandate from the Federal Communications Commission ( FCC) to begin to vacate its present radio Communications system by January 2011.

Recipient's Address: 29 North Day Street, Orange, NJ 07050

March 10, 2010: County of Essex - Health Training - Promoting Psychiatric Wellness and Rehabilitation Services to Prevent Re-Hospitalization of Schizophrenic Patients

Amount Requested: $150000

Funding will be used to train direct care staff to help people with schizophrenia adjust to living in the community and decrease re-hospitalizations. Frontline staff with the most contact with clients will help them more effectively maintain community living and obtain better health outcomes.

Recipient's Address: 465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102

March 10, 2010: Saint Michael’s Medical Center - Equipment Purchases for Saint Michael's Medical Center and the Family Health Center of Essex, Newark, NJ

Amount Requested: $1,397,500

 

Funding will be used to purchase a digital radiography unit and a Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner to improve the diagnoses and healthcare provided by SMMC.This equipment will help SMMC to better serve the 75,000 residents in this culturally diverse service area.

Recipient's Address: 111 Central Avenue Newark, NJ 17102

March 10, 2010: Seton Hall University - Academy for Urban School Transformation Newark District Partnership Zone Project

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

Funding will be used for helping to create a District Partnership Zone in Newark, led by the Academy with its partners the Newark Public School district and the Newark Teacher’s Union. Federal funds would be used for governance reform, needs assessments, intensive/ongoing professional development and leadership training, and rigorous quantitative evaluation of the activities

Recipient's Address: 400 South Orange Avenue South Orange, NJ 07079

March 10, 2010: Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation - Transition to Adulthood Community Assistance Project

Amount Requested: $356,415

This funding would be used to provide access to recreational and cultural activites to the undersevered youth in Monclair. The program provides youth with academic along with life training  skills to assit and prepare for the transition to adulthood.

Recipient's Address: 228 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

March 10, 2010: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center - Newark Biosurveillance, Data Analysis & Resource Deployment Program

Amount Requested: $50,000

The funding will be used for the acquisition and installation of computer equipment, training, communication and coordination efforts for ER and other hospital deployment. New Jersey Biosurveillance, Data Analysis, Resource Deployment Program (BDARDP) will serve as an excellent program to help eliminate medical errors, provide a more efficient program for monitoring and tracking chemical, biological illnesses – including pandemics, and provide efficiency in care, purchasing, and tracking of supplies.

Recipient's Address: 201 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ, 07112

March 10, 2010: City of Rahway - Replacement of Flood Control Levee Sluice Gates

Amount Requested: $500,000

These funds will be used to update equipment to the flood control levee along the Main Branch and South Branch of Rahway River

Recipient's Address: One City Hall Plaza, Rahway, NJ 07065

March 10, 2010: County of Essex - Promoting Better and More Comprehensive Reproductive Healthcare for Women with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

Amount Requested: $600,000

Funding will be used to establish a community reproductive health intervention program for women with severe, persistent mental illness.

Recipient's Address: 465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102

March 10, 2010: South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race - Aim High! Bridging the Gap

Amount Requested: $100,000

The Aim High! Bridging the Gap program includes a series of workshops, a published handbook and pamphlets to promote parental engagement, empowerment and involvement in our schools and preschools as a means of addressing the racial achievement gap in our district and to provide this model to other communities.

Recipient's Address: 516 Prospect Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040

March 10, 2010: Trinitas Health Foundation on behalf of Trinitas Regional Medical Center - Trinitas Behavioral Health Outpatient Electronic Medical Records Project

Amount Requested: $864,351

Funding will be used for replacing fragmented paper records with a comprehensive patient profile that can be accessed by each clinician who assists them. It will help us provide better case management, identify at-risk patients and guard against medication errors.

Recipient's Address: P.O. Box 259 Elizabeth, NJ 07207-0259

March 10, 2010: NJ Association of Conservation Districts - Agriculture Technical Assistance & Staff Retraining

Amount Requested: $500,000

 NJ Association of Conservation Districts is a leadership organization that partners with local, state and federal agencies and groups in support of natural resource conservation programs that protect and enhance soil, water, air, plants and animals. This funding would be used to train field staff to implement federal and state conservation programs that protect water quality. 

Recipient's Address: 220 Davidson Avenue, 4th Floor, Somerset, NJ 08873

March 10, 2010: New Jersey Institute of Technology - User-Authenicating Personalized Weapon, Smart Gun

Amount Requested: $2000000

This project would develop a unique technology, "dynamic grip recognition" (DGR), for safeguarding handguns from unauthorized use and this biometric identification technology identifies the shooter at the moment of trigger pull so that only an authorized shooter can operate the weapon.

Recipient's Address: University Heights, 350 Fenster Hall

March 10, 2010: One Village Planet - Atmospheric Water Generators for Haiti

Amount Requested: $5,000,000

Project Description: One Village Planet is a global thinking, village-acting environmental, educational, and humanitarian  organization. Currently they are working with the Haitian government to distribute atmospheric water generators for the gathering and purification of water to alleviate shortages. This funding will be used to purchase Island Sky water machines which create a continuous source of water; with proper maintenance it can last up to ten years or more.

Recipient's Address: 1440 Coral Ridge Drive, Suite 104, Coral Springs, FL 33071

March 10, 2010: Township of Hillside - Secure Emergency Operations Center

Amount Requested: $750,000

This funding would be used for a security upgrade on the Emergency Operation Center. It is necessary to install intrusion resistant windows, doors and video monotoring systems in the building to prevent any intentional sabotage. This Emergency Operations Center is essential in responding to any emergency situation whether natural or man made.

Recipient's Address: 395 Hollywood Ave, Hillside, NJ 07205

March 10, 2010: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Jersey - Recover, Sustain and Expand CASA Services for New Jersey's Abused and Neglected Foster Children

Amount Requested: $500,658

This onetime funding request will recover lost jobs and will ensure that more Court Appointed Special Advocate jobs are not eliminated, thereby ensuring more children do not lose their Court Appointed Special Advocates.

Recipient's Address: 945 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08618

March 10, 2010: Statewide Parent Advocacy Network - Family to Family Health Information Center

Amount Requested: $200000

 Funding will continue to provide support to continue operations of the Family to Family Health Information Center for families of children with special health/mental health needs.

Recipient's Address: 35 Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102

March 10, 2010: Union County College - Union County College Career Transition Service

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

 The funding will be used to provide career assessment and counseling, job placement, basic skills education and occupational training services in multiple locations in Union County to unemployed and at-risk adults in Union County and surrounding areas to help them gain employment in viable careers.

Recipient's Address: 1033 Springfield Avenue Cranford, New Jersey 07016

March 10, 2010: Above the Rim - Coach/Mentor Program

Amount Requested: $260,000

The funding of this program will be used towards mentoring through sports as an effective agent to draw youth and young adults to developing  Life Skills and Leadership Development.

Recipient's Address: 23 Elizabeth Avenue Newark, NJ 07108

March 10, 2010: Offender Aid & Restoration of Essex County, Inc. - OAR Offers Successful Reentry

Amount Requested: $200,000

Offender Aid & Restoration of Essex provides comprehensive reentry services to formerly incarcerated offenders. The restoration of former offenders gives each one a “second chance” to become a lawful person who is economically self-sufficient and a positive participant in family and community life.
Reentry services can reduce the cost of prisons which are costly, violent and fail to reduce high rates of recidivism.

Recipient's Address: 1064 Clinton Avenue, Irvington, New Jersey 07111

March 10, 2010: University of Medicine and Dentistry - Cancer Initiative for Research at the Gallo Center

Amount Requested: $7,073,479

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is a designated comprehensive cancer centers in New Jersey.  The state had an estimated 47,920 new cases of cancer diagnosed and 16,480 deaths from cancer in 2009 placing it in the top ten states in the nation for cancer incidence and deaths.  The Gallo Prostate Cancer Center is at the forefront of national efforts to eradicate the disease; it has developed scores of novel preventive, diagnostic, and treatment protocols.  Funding this research will accelerate the Gallo Center’s efforts to utilize computational mathematics and other cutting-edge methodologies to develop treatments and bring them to the clinic to the benefit of military and civilian populations.

Recipient's Address: 65 Bergen St. Newark, NJ 07101

March 10, 2010: Township of Irvington - Acquisition of Multiple-Level Steel Fire Training Tower

Amount Requested: $750,000

Essex County needs a fire training tower for the Fire Academy.  This regional fire training facility will  provide hands-on and classroom training, as well as an array of operational and firefighting skills for Essex and Union County municipalities; ensuring the health and safety of residents and firefighters.

Recipient's Address: One Civic Square, Irvington, NJ 07111

March 10, 2010: Covenant House New Jersey - Covenant House Supportive Employment and Job Training Program

Amount Requested: $150,000

This funding will provide job training and employment services to homeless and at-risk youth at our Crisis/Community Service Center (CSC) in Newark.

Recipient's Address: 330 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102

March 10, 2010: Teach for America

Amount Requested: $50,000,000

Teach for America, a national nonprofit with a demonstrated record of success, will use these funds to recruit, select, train, and provide professional development to top recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in our nation’s highest poverty communities in 38 regions across the country.

Recipient's Address: 315 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018

March 10, 2010: University of Medicine and Dentistry - New Jersey Dental School Sterilization Suite

Amount Requested: $315,000

Funding for this project will be used to renovate the New Jersey Dental School's obsolete sterilization facilities. The rebuild is needed in order to handle the demands of the Dental School's adult, pediatric, and special needs clinics and to comply with best infection control standards.

Recipient's Address: 65 Bergen Street Newark, NJ 07101

March 10, 2010: Big Brothers Big Sisters - New Jersey Mentoring Initiative

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

 

This project will expand and strengthen one-to-one mentoring services for at-risk youth throughout New Jersey. Funds will also be used to execute a state wide campaign to recruit volunteers to serve as mentors. BBBS mentoring program changes the lives of children involved.

This is a statewide request that will benefit Essex, Hudson, and Union County

Recipient's Address: 494 Broad St., Suite 103, Newark, NJ 07102

March 10, 2010: Parents Anonymous of New Jersey - Newark Parents in Action

Amount Requested: $500,000

 

 

This project will prevent child maltreatment and delinquency by offering evidence-based Parents Anonymous weekly support groups to Newark families. Funds would be used to train and support the Newark Parents Anonymous program.

Recipient's Address: 35 Halsey Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102

March 10, 2010: City of Rahway - Inflow and Infiltration (I&I Reduction) Rahway River Project

Amount Requested: $750,000

The project consists of 3 phases. Phase I includes field investigations to determine the interconnecting locations of sanitary and storm located within the tidal influence area. Phase II is the designing phase which will develop drawings and specifications for the alteration work. Phase III is the construction phase that includes implementing the designed alteration work completed in phase II.

Recipient's Address: One City Hall Plaza Rahway, NJ 07065

March 10, 2010: City of Newark-Cedar Grove Water Reservoir Project

Amount Requested: $3,600,00

The Cedar Grove Water Reservoir is currently in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), since it is open to the atmosphere for potential water degradation and for potential contamination. This funding will be used to design and construct a reservoir cover to avoid water degradation and the potential for contamination.

Recipient's Address: 920 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102

March 10, 2010: Hillside Public Library - Hillside Public Library Support Program

Amount Requested: $44,000

 

Funding will be used for program support for: (1) Collection Development to restore book budget. At best only 6% of the budget, cut $14,000. (2) Children’s Programs attract young people and families; 2009 attendance numbered 4408. (3) ESL - Volunteer tutors are trained and matched with non-English speaking students. (4) Technology - Public Computers in constant use; 2009 sessions numbered 72,204.

Recipient's Address: 1409 Liberty Avenue Hillside NJ 07205

March 10, 2010: The Young Men & Women's Christian Association of Newark and Vicinity - Newark YMWCA After School Program Expansion

Amount Requested: $230,000

 

Funding will be used to expand our after school program. Through the YMWCA of Newark and Vicinity's After School Program expansion, children from our shelter will gain support for their academic efforts, improve nutritional habits, and increase physical fitness. We will adapt our curriculum and provide transportation in an effort to anticipate and overcome barriers to serving this fragile population.

Recipient's Address: 600 Broad Street Newark, New Jersey 07040

March 10, 2010: Urban League of Hudson County - "PREP" College Preparation Program

Amount Requested: $400,000

Funding will be used to establish a model college preparation program for low income parents and their children in elementary school.  The "PREP" program will enable low income and immigrant parents to assist their children with effective early educational and post secondary planning and adherence to academic and social "pathways" required for the achievement of college and other post secondary credentials

Recipient's Address: 253 Martin Luther King Drive Jersey City, New Jersey 07305

March 10, 2010: City of Elizabeth - Expansion of Fiber Network

Amount Requested: $400,000

This technology will benefit the community on a multitude of levels.  It will increase the efficient and effective transfer of data, improve overall communication, and enhance the ability of emergency services to respond to an array of situations. This requested citywide extension of the fiber network will provide increased connectivity of wireless information for municipal data transfer and daily communication operations. It will also immensely contribute to the interoperability of the City of Elizabeth’s first responders, enhancing their ability to address public safety issues, potential threats and situations.

Recipient's Address: 50 Winfield Scott Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07201

March 10, 2010: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network - Hotline services for victims of sexual violence and rape prevention programs

Amount Requested: $3000000

The purpose of this project is to provide crisis support services to victims of sexual violence through the National Sexual Assault Hotlines, and to educate the public on issues related to sexual assault. Funding will be used to expand hotline capacity, for continued security monitoring, and development of online resources for the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline; to provide technical assistance to affiliates and publicize the National Sexual Assault [Telephone] Hotline; and to expand RAINN’s public education and outreach programs, especially RAINN Day.

Recipient's Address: 2000 L Street NW, Suite 406, Washington, DC  20036

March 10, 2010: City of Newark - Joseph G. Minish Passaic Riverfront Park and Historic Area

Amount Requested: $9,000,000

Funding would be used for completing the detailed design of the walkway and initiate construction of the walkway and park plazas south of Penn Station.  Construction of the Riverfront Pedestrian Walkway is vital to the interests of the City, its residents, visitors, businesses, and investors. The Joseph G. Minish Passaic Riverfront Park and Historic Area project (“Newark Riverfront Project”) will provide a new focal point and noteworthy amenity for downtown development activities, reconnect the City to its riverfront and the rich history associated with it, and allow neighborhood residents direct access to the Passaic River, its beauty, and its recreational opportunities.

Recipient's Address: 1259 Route 46 East, Building 3, Parsippany, NJ 07054

March 10, 2010: City of Rahway - Filter Upgrade: Membrane Filtration Plant Construction

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

This funding will replace and upgrade the existing mixed media filtration system to a membrane filtration system located at the Rahway Water Treatment Plant. The existing plant uses conventional mixed media filtration, however, an upgrade to a membrane filtration system will help protect against certain pathogens that have been identified in certain surface waters, specifically cryptosporidium and giardia. The upgarde will also increase the plant's capacity from 6MGD to 8 MGD.

Recipient's Address: One City Hall Plaza, Rahway, NJ 07065

March 10, 2010: International Youth Organization - Training for at-risk Youth in Demand Fields

Amount Requested: $352,000

 

The International Youth Organization Family Resource Center will expand its services to train unemployed and underemployed youth in growth fields and occupations that will enable them to support themselves and their dependents.

Recipient's Address: 703 South 12th Street Newark, New Jersey 07103

March 10, 2010: Thomas Edison State College - Post Master's Nurse Educator Certificate Program

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

 

The role of the school nurse is critical to the health of the children of New Jersey. School nurses in underserved areas may be the only health resource for children and families. School systems will be able to fill the void in adequate healthcare assistance in schools. Children and parents in many communities will have someone to monitor the health of their child on a regular basis, if chronic illness is involved, or as needed.

Recipient's Address: 101 W. State Street, 3rd floof, Trenton, NJ 08608

March 10, 2010: YWCA Eastern Union County - Domestic Violence Shelters and Related Support Services

Amount Requested: $400,000

 

Funds will go toward the expansion of YWCA of Eastern Union County's Domestic Violence Shelters and Related Support Services for women and children, including personnel, equipment and facility improvements.

Recipient's Address: 1131 East Jersey Street Elizabeth, NJ 07201

March 10, 2010: City of Elizabeth, NJ Police Department - Gunshot Location System Acquisition

Amount Requested: $1,500,000

The City of Elizabeth is requesting funding to obtain a Gunshot Location System  to accurately detect and locate the origin of gunshots.  Once a gunshot is detected, ShotSpotter calculates the position where the gun was fired and sends the data to a central server accessible by law-enforcement agencies. 

Recipient's Address: 1 Police Plz. Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201

March 10, 2010: Township of Irvington - Radio Equipment

Amount Requested: $665,100

The funding would be used to upgrade the current communications system ,to provide emergency responders with reliable, secure, adaptable radio capabilities.

Recipient's Address: One Civic Square, Irvington, NJ 07111

March 10, 2010: East Orange Water Commission - East Orange Water Commission Solar Field

Amount Requested: $1,500,000

The purpose of this project is to construct a solar field to power the well field for the East Orange Water Commission.  The installation of the proposed solar field at the East Orange Water Reserve will allow the City to produce a majority of their electrical needs on-site, thereby, preventing user cost increases. This will directly benefit the East Orange and South Orange residents by increasing the budget for infrastructure improvements and creating more jobs.

Recipient's Address: 99 South Grove Street East Orange, NJ 07018-4108

March 10, 2010: County of Essex - Countywide GIS and Stormwater Management System

Amount Requested: $2,750,000

This project will enable Essex County to more effectively manage its stormwater system, which has about 400 outflows into the Passaic River, which empties into the Newark Bay, a back bay of New York Harbor. Essex County has a population of almost 800,000 that will benefit from this project, as will thousands of additional people who live along the Passaic River. Managing stormwater facilities is key to efforts to reduce local flooding and to control nonpoint source pollution into the state’s streams and rivers. The river's water quality will be improved for the benefit of the region.

Recipient's Address: 465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102

March 10, 2010: Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey - Critical Innovations for Aging in Place

Amount Requested: $300,000

Funds will be used to implement an additional aging in place program in a new community, as well as expand the focus and benefits of the two existing programs to keep older adults healthier and safer in their homes, improve the quality of their lives, assist in maintaining employment and keeping nest eggs safe and strengthening the local economy and easing the burdens on social service benefits.

Recipient's Address: 655 Westfield Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07208

March 10, 2010: Union Chapel Community Development Corporation

Amount Requested: $495,000

To promote the intergenerational integration of health, education cultural and recreational activities for seniors and the members of the Youth Enhancement AfterschoolProgram. To replace technology lab utilized by seniors, YEAP and the community at large.

Recipient's Address: 209 Wainwright Street, Newark, NJ 07112

March 10, 2010: Family Promise - Health and Wellness Program for Homeless Families

Amount Requested: $270000

 

this funding will provide critically needed health care services to homeless and low-income families. 
The locations consist of: Essex County, Somerset County, Union County, and Morris County

Recipient's Address: 71 Summit Avenue,  Summit, NJ 07901

March 10, 2010: City of Jersey City - Mobile Crime Scene Investigation Unit

Amount Requested: $250,000

Funding would be used to procure a fully equipped Mobile Crime Scene Investigation Unit providing enhahanced technologies to include DNA analysis, evidence databases, and information management systems contributing significantly to the effectiveness of the forensic process, and criminal prosecutions.

Recipient's Address: 280 Grove Street,  Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

March 10, 2010: Township of Maplewood - Maplewood Law Enforcement Project

Amount Requested: $300,000

This funding would be used to purchase a wireless network system for the Township of Maplewood Police Department. 

Recipient's Address: 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040

March 10, 2010: Passaic River Coalition - Planning for Sustainable Communities along the Lower Passaic

Amount Requested: $295,000

The Passaic River Coalition will use this funding to work with municipalities, business, and community organizations to create a Master Plan for the waterfront along the Lower Passaic River. The Master Plan will complement the EPA/Corps cleanup project and play an important role in guiding the remediation process for the river.  The Lower Passaic River has been identified as the primary source of contamination in Newark Bay, a critical part of the Port of New York and New Jersey which is the third largest shipping port in the country. This contamination has prohibited dredging of the bay which has a negative impact on the ability of cargo ships to enter and leave their ports. Toxic sediment must be removed from the Lower Passaic in order to properly dredge and maintain Newark Bay.

Recipient's Address: 1259 Route 46 East, Building 3, Parsippany, NJ 07054

March 10, 2010: East Orange Water Commission - Water System Security Upgrades

Amount Requested: $500,000

The purpose of this project is to upgrade security for the water system. It will  include the installation of security lighting, cameras and fencing at water system structures.  It will also integrate  the security system with the existing SCADA system and notifiy  local authorities in case of intrusion, damage or fire.

Recipient's Address: 99 South Grove Street, East Orange, NJ 07018

March 10, 2010: Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest, Inc. - Maturity Works: New Career Opportunities for Mature Workers

Amount Requested: $300,000

 

      This funding seeks to provide specialized, individual career counseling; training in résumé development, networking, computer skills, and job search; and intensive placement assistance to mature job seekers on a nonsectarian basis.

Recipient's Address: 111 Prospect Street East Orange, NJ 07017

March 10, 2010: Union County College - Nursing and Allied Health Careers

Amount Requested: $1,533,000

Funding will be used to introduce new initatives and reinforce ongoing  efforts to identify, educate, and retain potential students who are seeking gainful employment in the health care feild. To offset financial constraints for students with work and family obligations, monies from this funding will allow for financial support, in th form of scholarships.

Recipient's Address: 1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford NJ 07016

March 10, 2010: New Jersey Talking Book & Braille Center

Amount Requested: $150,000

The funding will be used to expand New Jersey's Talking Book & Braille Center's (TBBC) service to New Jersey wounded veterans by converting key US and NJ Department of Veterans Affairs handbook, directories and program brochures to digital audio file, expanding the number of TBBC satellite locations from one to two, establishing a kiosk at one public library per county of New Jersey, to provide access to these materials, providing training in the use of equipment and resources and advertising the availability of these resources.

Recipient's Address: 2300 Stuyvesant Avenue, Trenton, NJ. 08618

March 10, 2010: City of Linden - Purchase of Automatic License Plate Recognition Equipment

Amount Requested: $215,940

The City of Linden is requesting funding for the purchase of 12 automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) scanners for the Police Department. Ten units would be mounted in patrol cars and two units would be in fixed locations (streets, parking facilities, and similar sites)for security, enforcement, checkpoint, and covert operations by the Police related to Homeland Security.

Recipient's Address: City Hall. 301 N. Wood Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036

March 10, 2010: Township of Millburn - Police Department Communication Center Upgrade

Amount Requested: $175,000

 The Township would like to update and renovate its existing 911 Communications Center to accomodate more progressive and reliable technology by adding efficiency and realiability to the Police Department's day to day operations.

Recipient's Address: 375 Millburn Avenue Millburn, NJ 07041

March 10, 2010: The Newark Museum - Green Energy Enhancements at the Newark Museum

Amount Requested: $1,500,000

The requested funds will be used for the purchase and installation of energy efficient technologies that include various applications of high efficiency water to water heat pumps, geothermal technologies and photovoltaic collection units.  The projected economic impact of the Newarl Museum's Signature Project is $300 million during four years of construction. The project will create more than 261 full-time equivalent construction-related jobs for each of four years.  When the project is complete, the Museum will have an estimated 500 full-time and part-time staff positions, an increase of 200 jobs.

Recipient's Address: 1259 Route 46 East, Building 3, Parsippany, NJ 07054

March 10, 2010: Union County - Liberty Avenue Storm Sewer Upgrade

Amount Requested: $2,050,000

The existing storm sewer trunk under Liberty Avenue in the Township of Hillside does not adequately serve the drainage basin. The project would alleviate the localized flooding in the Township of Hillside and allow substantially more wastewater to be treated, and  reduce water pollution.

Recipient's Address: 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07207

March 10, 2010: Liberty Science Center - Techonology and Web Based Upgrades

Amount Requested: $200,000

Funding would be used to: (1) improve the technology of the Live From Program, and (2) related interactive website based activities.

Recipient's Address: 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305

March 10, 2010: Union County College - Promoting Student Success: College and Career Preparation

Amount Requested: $1,275,000

 

The funding will be used to provide students with an enhanced academic experience by establishing basic skills learning communities: linking basic skills courses (for underrepresented students) to select short-term associate degree or certificate programs and upon completion provide job placement services.

Recipient's Address: 1033 Springfield Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016

March 10, 2010: Essex County Family Justice Center - Renovation of the Essex County Family Justice Center

Amount Requested: $850,000

The funding will be used for construction, furnishings and supplies to expand the Essex County Family Justice Center to provide co-located, coordinated services for domestic violence victims and their children. The renovation and build-out will bring together domestic violence advocates, the criminal justice system and civil legal and children’s services.

Recipient's Address: Gibraltar Building, 212 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102

March 10, 2010: City of Newark - Police Surveillance Camera Project

Amount Requested: $1,500,000

This funding would be used to purchase and install surveillance cameras in The City of Newark. These cameras will play an important role in the city's dedication to implementing effective practices and techniques to reduce its crime rates.

Recipient's Address: 920 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102

March 10, 2010: Township of South Orange Village - Police Department Communications System

Amount Requested: $155, 000

The Township of South Orange Village is requesting funding to purchase a new communications console, radios, and new records management software.  This will enable quicker emergency response for South Orange and also within Essex County for mutual aid calls.

Recipient's Address: 101 South Orange Avenue South, Orange, NJ  07079

March 10, 2010: Township of South Orange Village - DPW Roof Replacement

Amount Requested: $220,000

Funding will replace the leaking, damaged roof at our Department of Public Works with a roof with solar panels.  This facility is used frequently by residents as our recycling depot, our DPW staff is housed in the structure, and our larger commercial vehicles and equipment are stored there as well.  This project will ensure resident and staff safety, preserve our larger, expensive equipment, and save money through greater energy efficiency.

Recipient's Address: 101 South Orange Avenue South Orange, NJ  07079

March 10, 2010: Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

PVSC owns and operates the third largest wastewater treatment plant in the nation. This project will expands the capacity of the Wastewater Treatment plant, reducing the amount of debris washing up on New Jersey beaches and reducing the discharge of toxic compounds that affect our ability to consume fish and dispose of dredged material in the NY Harbor. PVSC’s Passaic River/Newark Bay Restoration Program has already significantly alleviated the pollution in the river, bay and along the New Jersey shore. This project will allow PVSC to treat substantially more wastewater, while at the same time continuing to reduce water pollution.

Recipient's Address: 600 Wilson Avenue, Newark, NJ 07105

March 10, 2010: Liberty Science Center, Inc - Project STOP - Schools Transforming Obesity Prevention

Amount Requested: $500,072

 

The funding would be used for the development and delivery of an obesity prevention program targeting pre-kindergarten through fourth grade students in Newark, New Jersey.

Recipient's Address: 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305

March 10, 2010: United Network for Organ Sharing - HRSA Report Language regarding Organ Donation Health Professions Curriculum

Amount Requested: $525,000

Funding will be used for the development of curriculum and continuing education programs for targeted health professionals, and urges that $525,000 be made available for this purpose from within the Division of Health Professions set-aside authority for technical assistance. The Committee is also aware that the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) launched a similar successful effort in 1992 and believes that the UNOS effort should be updated and offers an excellent model for the new initiative.

Recipient's Address: 700 North 4th Street Richmond, VA 23218

March 10, 2010: City of Orange Township - CCTV Camera Surveillance System Project

Amount Requested: $1,500,000

Funds would be used for the purchase and installation of a Closed Circuit Television Camera (CCTV) Surveillance System to be deployed city-wide to prevent and manage crime. The Closed Circuit Television Camera Surveillance System Project is an additional tool for the Police Department’s use in fighting crime, and the fear of crime, while improving the quality of life for all Orange residents.  This project includes the deployment of wireless controlled Police Observation Devices within the City to help ensure safety and security of the community.  This “smart policing” technology will be installed to provide a safer community, more efficient response to public safety incidents and to generally enhance the Police Department’s crime prevention, suppression and investigative activities

Recipient's Address: 29 North Day Street, Orange, NJ 07050

March 10, 2010: Urban League of Hudson County - Project Restore Gang Education and Prevention Program

Amount Requested: $1,000,000

The Urban League of Hudson County is a community based organization dedicated to advocating, facilitating and promoting community initiatives that empower residents and improve the quality of life in Urban Communities. Project Restore is seeking funding for expansion and enhancement of the existing program to incorporate critically needed services to adddress gang activity, violent crime and drug abuse within high crime neighborhoods of Jersey City.

Recipient's Address: 253 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305

March 10, 2010: Township of South Orange Village - Village Hall Geothermal

Amount Requested: $410,000

To install a geothermal heating and cooling system in South Orange's historic Village Hall.  We believe strongly that this is a significant project, both in making a public facility more energy efficient, and because it will demonstrate the ability to make a historic building environmentally friendly.  Funding will be used to purchase the geothermal system and its related equipment, and to pay for its installation.  This system will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while at the same time reducing energy costs for the town and thereby saving taxpayers' money.

Recipient's Address: 101 South Orange Avenue South Orange, NJ  07079

March 10, 2010: Township Of South Orange Village - Village Hall Renovation/Restoration Project

Amount Requested: $698,000

This project will renovate and restore the South Orange's historic Village Hall. Village Hall is on both the state and national historic register.  It is a valuable part of the community's character due to its historic nature. The structure has not been renovated in at least 35 years. Due to roof leaks, deterioration and deferred maintenance, the building is unsightly and unsafe, and its historic nature is threatened.

Recipient's Address: 101 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ  07079

March 10, 2010: Liberty Science Center, Inc. - Integrated STEM Education Programs for Students and Teachers in New Jersey’s At-Risk Schools 

Amount Requested: $500,000

 

Funding would be used to provide educational programs in STEM disciplines for New Jersey students in grades 6-12 onsite, offsite, and online and to provide professional development for New Jersey teachers of grades 6-12.

Recipient's Address: 222 Jersey City Blvd Jersey City, NJ 07305

March 10, 2010: University of Medicine and Dentistry - Dispairty in Diagnosis of Preschool Children with Autism

Amount Requested: $395,564

This funding would be used to ensure that minority children in the Newark, New Jersey area with Autism Spectrum Disorders are properly identified and receive timely medical, therapeutic, and educational interventions.

Recipient's Address: 65 Bergen St. Newark, NJ 07101

March 10, 2010: D.A.R.E. New Jersey, Inc. - Middle School Drug and Safety Prevention Project

Amount Requested: $400,000

 

Funds would be used to implement the new D.A.R.E. Middle School/Junior High School Program, "Keepin'It Real". This is a model substance abuse prevention education program on the SAMSHA national Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

D.A.R.E. New Jersey's project will focus on four major areas:
1. Providing accurate information about drugs, alcohol, and violence.
2. Teaching students good decision skills.
3. Showing students how to recognize and resist peer pressure.
4. Giving students ideas for positive alternatives to drug and violence.     

This is a statewide request but funds would be granted to local D.A.R.E program sites.

Recipient's Address: 292 Prospect Plains Rd. Cranbury, NJ   08512

March 10, 2010: World Impact Newark - World Impact After School Anti-Gang Program

Amount Requested: $650,000

World Impact Newark is a nonprofit, faith-based organization that specializes in transforming the lives of troubled, inner city and impoverished at-risk youth and their families.  World Impact Newark uses research based, time-tested programs to help urban youth and families overcome the violence of inner city life and become productive citizens. This funding would be used to provide an alternative to dropping out of high school or becoming involved in gangs.  World Impact will expand its after-school programs in Newark to provide more  students with the opportunity and resources to develop life skills, strong character, work skills, teamwork, and gang prevention techniques.

Recipient's Address: 275 Sussex Avenue, Newark, NJ 07107

March 10, 2010: City of Orange Township - Business Development Incubator Program

Amount Requested: $5000,000

This funding would be used to develop and pair, emerging entrepreneurs and marketing plans in the City of Orange Township.

Recipient's Address: 29 North Day Street, Orange, NJ 07050

March 10, 2010: AIDS Resource Foundation for Children - Academy Street Firehouse Youth Program

Amount Requested: $300,000

Funding will support programs to assist HIV/AIDS-impacted youth in building resilient and healthy communities.

Recipient's Address: 77 Academy  Street, Newark NJ 07102

March 10, 2010: New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Expansion of NJPAC Arts Education Program

Amount Requested: $400,000

The funding will bring students, educators and families to NJPAC to experience culturally-diverse performances by world-class artists and provide detailed teacher resource guides, for in-classroom follow-up, essential to developing the students' and families' creative expression and cross-cultural understanding.As a result of additional federal funding, NJPAC will offer specially-designed onsite workshops and educational materials to Newark Public Schools, the Jersey City HSchool DistrictH and community-based organizations that serve at-risk fathers and their families in transition.

Recipient's Address: One Center Street Newark, NJ 07102

March 10, 2010: Wynona's House - Wynona's House Service Delivery Improvement Initiative

Amount Requested: $216,902

      The funding will be used to expand and improve service delivery for child victims of sexual and physical abuse, children who witness violence and their families residing in Essex County. Funding will improve three core programs: Child Interview Program, Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), and Family Advocacy. Expanded staffing will meet service delivery demands, increase community outreach and education to raise awareness of child abuse, and implement a non-offending caregiver (NOC) support group to assist child victims of abuse and their families.

Recipient's Address: 185 Washington St. Newark, NJ 07102

March 10, 2010: East Orange Police Athletic League - Afterschool Program

Amount Requested: $600,000

The PAL TRY Program will provide the necessary support for at risk youth to help guide them to become productive citizens in the State of New Jersey. The program has served as a deterrent to juvenile crime for youth and offers positive alternatives. The East Orange PAL's afterschool project is designed to be part of an overall strategy to combat gang violence and provide productive activities for youth.  These funds would help reduce gang violence at the street level, improving public safety and assisting anti-gang efforts in our communities, while also aiding in the efforts to keep our youth on the right track through education, athletic and cultural programs. 

Recipient's Address: 116 North Oraton Parkway, East Orange, NJ 07017

March 10, 2010: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. - The Newark Gang Prevention Initiative

Amount Requested: $600,000

 

Youth Advocate Program Inc. (YAP) was one of the organizations, early on, to focus efforts on building capacity in communities, to serve and support families and targeted youth that are at highest risk of institutionalization. This project would expand programming in Newark and local vicinities focusing specifically on gang prevention and intervention services. Residents in the area of service will be recruited as direct care advocates supporting and supervising gang-involved youth. The gang prevention component will involve a partnership between staff and program alumni, conducting leadership development retreats and training sessions for at-risk youth and youth.

This is a national organization but has a location in Newark, NJ

45 Academy St ., Suite 303; Newark, NJ 07102

Recipient's Address: 2007 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102

March 10, 2010: Rutgers-Newark - NJ Entrepreneurship Development Initiative

Amount Requested: $300,000

This funding will create an initiative to increase the number of entrepreneurs and level of entrepreneurial activity in urban metropolitan areas.

Recipient's Address: 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

March 10, 2010: ASPIRA, Inc - Dropout Prevention and Leadership Development Program

Amount Requested: $450,000

This funding would cover operating costs to provide an after school dropout prevention program to at-risk minority youth.

Recipient's Address: 390 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07104

March 10, 2010: NJ Foundation for the Blind - Vision Rehabilitation for Older Adults

Amount Requested: $467,700

 

Funding will be used for classes for the blind or severely vision impaired. NJ Foundation for the Blind teaches classes for approx. 200 adults annually who become blind or severely vision impaired the specialized skills to live productive and independent lives whether that means staying employed, resuming education, learning email and internet skills for communication, re-learning home management skills and handling personal finances, learning new reading methods and traveling safely. Art therapy, Yoga and African Drumming as well as a mental health component, provide high outcome emotional support for this high risk population. Training for caregivers is also available as a component of a special one day low vision program.

Recipient's Address: 230 Diamond Spring Road, PO Box 929 Denville, NJ 07834

March 10, 2010: Boys and Girls Club of Newark - Youth Development Program

Amount Requested: $300,000

Funding is requested to provide comprehensive programmatic opportunities for youth that empower them to succeed and excel as contributing members of society. The educational enhancement program provides support for academic, emotional, and social development of children and youth ages 6 - 18 years old. This is accomplished through an array of services such as; life skills development, character and leadership development and educational development and assistance.

Recipient's Address: 550 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102

March 10, 2010: Essex County Prosecutors Office - Computer Crimes Unit

Amount Requested: $163,281

The funding will purchase computer equipment to facilitate high-tech investigation involving modern communication technology. This will enhance the Essex Prosecutor’s capacity to prosecute the increasing number of such crimes, including child exploitation and pornography.

Recipient's Address: 50 West Market Street, Newark, NJ  07102

March 10, 2010: YouthNet - YouthNet Youth Enrichment Project

Amount Requested: $275000

Funding would be used for an afterschool/mentoring program emphasizing “green components” for 700 at-risk middle/high school students to promote academic and job success. The middle school program includes enrichment programs and  high school students will be trained in “green” pursuits and placed in internships with local “green” businesses

Recipient's Address: PO Box 15, Maplewood, NJ 07040

March 10, 2010: Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa - Increasing Girls’ Access to Quality Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

Amount Requested: $50,000

This funding will work to advance the mission of the US government to meet the country’s foreign policy objectives. As part of a developed and fortunate nation we see it as our duty to promote global access to education. Through increasing equity in access to education, our efforts will support broader public health, economic growth, as well as the reduction of poverty in one of the poorest countries in Africa, Malawi. Graduates of the scholarship program, receivie mentoring and leadership training, and most likely have a higher earning potential.

Recipient's Address: 6612 Kennedy Drive, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

March 10, 2010: Calvary Christian School- Calvary Christian School After-School Civics Education Program

Amount Requested: $50,000

Funding will support an after school civics education program.The purpose of the program is to educate students about new ways of tackling issues, challenges, and problems that face them in their communities by utilizing civic ideals and the political process as a framework.

Recipient's Address: 17 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ 07112

March 10, 2010: Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey - Real Sex Ed for Newark Public School

Amount Requested: $250,000

This funding will provide appropriate comprehensive sex education to the students in the Newark Public Schools.

Recipient's Address: 151 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

March 10, 2010: Covenant House New Jersey - Jersey City Street Outreach Project

Amount Requested: $126,500

Funding will provide services to runaway, homeless and street youth in areas where they congregate in Jersey City. These services include street-based outreach and survival aid; safe outreach through runaway and homeless prevention education; crisis intervention and counseling; referrals and access to emergency shelter; education and employment services and resources related to abuse, domestic violence and sexual exploitation.

Recipient's Address: 330 Washington Street Newark, New Jersey 07102

March 10, 2010: Hillside Police Department - 911 Telephone Equipment

Amount Requested: $330,000

 

These funds would be used to replace the police department's 911 telephone equipment.  The current system is outdated and without updated equipment, individuals dialing 911 within the Township of Hillside will not be able to reach the police department.  Since Hillside encompasses Route 78, Route 22, the Garden State Parkway and is commonly traveled in order to get to Newark Liberty International Airport, thousands of people may not receive emergency aid when required.

Recipient's Address: 1409 Liberty Avenue Hillside, NJ 07205

March 10, 2010: New Jeresy Institute of Technology - Perimeter Security Systems

Amount Requested: $50,000

Project Description: This funding will be used to test new technologies for the US military to defend critical infrastructures and resources.

Recipient's Address: University Heights, 350 Fenster Hall, Newark, NJ 07102

March 10, 2010: Sister Cities International - Strengthening America's Image Program

Amount Requested: $ 3,800,000

The funding for Strengthening America’s Image Program will help local Sister City members expand and improve their local exchange programs. The program will also create opportunities for Sister City communities to implement economic development missions through exchanges  with  cities in Africa, and humanitarian assistance.

Recipient's Address: 1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 850, Washington D.C. 20004

March 10, 2010: Children's Museum of New Jersey - Children's Museum of New Jersey, Serving Special Needs Families

Amount Requested: $100,000

Funding will support “best practices” planning conference to advance CMNJ’s collaborations with cultural institutions and engage educators and leaders from across NJ to develop leading-edge curriculum, deployed internally and shared widely, that will be used to train museum staff in serving and supporting children with special needs and their families

Recipient's Address: 56 Congress Street, Newark, NJ 07105

March 10, 2010: Project GRAD USA

Amount Requested: $$27,000,000

This funding will be used to provide support and assistance to programs implementing integrated education reform services in order to improve secondary school graduation, postsecondary program attendance, and postsecondary completion rates for low income students.

Recipient's Address: 4265 San Felipe, Houston, TX 77027

March 10, 2010: East Orange General Hospital - East Orange General Hospital Mental Health Unit Upgrades

Amount Requested: $450,000

Funding will provide necessary improvements to East Orange General Hospital’s Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit and enhance the care provided through the purchase of new equipment.  New safety features will protect patients from harming themselves or others.  Modernized group space and treatment areas will allow staff to work with patients to receive treatment and learn coping skills.

Recipient's Address: 300 Central Avenue East Orange, New Jersey  07018

March 10, 2010: Just One Neighborhood Program - Just One Youth Development Program

Amount Requested: $260,000

The Just One Neighborhood Program provides recreational soccer in the spring to Essex County youth. The funding requested would be used to fund  year-round soccer, tutoring, mentoring, obesity prevention and life skills workshops. The project increases the likelihood that at-risk youth will excel academically and avoid juvenile delinquency.

Recipient's Address: P.O. Box 9959, Newark, NJ 07104

March 10, 2010: New Jersey Institute of Technology - Agent Defeat by Energetic Nano-Materials (ADEN)

Amount Requested: $2,000,000

Agent Defeat by Energetic Nano-Materials (ADEN) will take advantage of energetic nanomaterials (EN) that have energy densities exceeding substantially that of conventional

explosives. ADEN will create a high temperature pulse, typical of conventional military incendiary systems with low pressure that will minimize dispersion of the chemical and biological

(CB) agents. In addition, it is proposed to release biocidal components that are well mixed with conventional blast products, so that all CB agents present at the target are destroyed. This will

allow for a weapon system that is capable of destroying storage bunkers without releasing lethal agents.

Recipient's Address: University Heights, 350 Fenster Hall; Newark, NJ 07102

March 10, 2010: South Africa Washington Internship Program

Amount Requested: $500,000

This funding will be used to prepare the next generation of South African leaders in order to sustain the democracy founded by Nelson Mandela and to strengthen the evolving relationship between the United States and South Africa. These students will become the future opinion-shapers and leaders of the new South Africa

Recipient's Address: 620 F Street, N.W, Suite 747, Washington, D.C. 20004

March 10, 2010: City Of Orange Township - The City of Orange Training and Employment Program

Amount Requested: $425,000

The objective of this project is to increase employment opportunities for the unemployed and the underemployed residents of Orange by providing hands on job skills development along with supportive services that will aid the prospective job candidate in this competitive and ever changing job market.

Recipient's Address: 29 North Day Street, Orange, NJ 07050

March 10, 2010: Reach Out and Read

Amount Requested: $5,000,000

Funding will support Reach Out and Read programs. Reach Out and Read is a national evidence-based school readiness initiative that promotes literacy and language development in infants and preschoolers, targeting children and families living in poverty and under-performing school districts.

Recipient's Address: 56 Roland Street, Boston  MA 02129

March 10, 2010: Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation - New Jersey 10th District Eye Care Initiative

Amount Requested: $150,000

This funding will provide free glaucoma screenings, education, awareness, follow-up, and treatment services for at risk groups, including African Americans, Hispanics, Senior Citizens, persons with diabetes, persons with high blood pressure, or a family history of glaucoma.

Recipient's Address: 1983 Marcus Avenue, Suite 111, Lake Success, NY 11042