TA and Training

Technical Assistance & Training

Since 1992, the Network has been providing high quality training and technical assistance to New Jersey-based community development organizations. We offer formal classroom training combined with individualized technical assistance. We convene member forums that include industry experts, local and national practitioners, funders, and state program administrators.

Staff provides on demand assistance in the areas of  housing, community planning, economic development and organizational development. All training and technical assistance is thoughtfully designed to help organizations strengthen their operations and better carry out their mission.


Trainings
TA Resources & Archived Trainings
Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit
Housing Counseling
Funding Opportunities
TA Alerts
Neighborhood Toolkit
Sandy Resources

 

Featured TA & Training Program

The PSEG Foundation has partnered with Sesame Workshop to develop Let’s Get Ready: Planning Together for Emergencies, and Here For Each Other: Helping Families After Emergencies, free emergency preparedness and response initiatives in English and Spanish.

The initiatives are aimed at instituting emergency preparedness into families’ routines through simple tips, strategies, and activities, as well as prepare families with effective and comforting ways to respond when a disaster occurs. The APP and associated materials can be used in the home, as well as the classroom.

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Let’s Get Ready: Planning Together for Emergencies
Here For Each Other: Helping Families After Emergencies

 

 

Resources/Bests Practices

 Featured Funding Opportunities

Program Supports Local Food Efforts
Environmental Protection Agency
Local Foods, Local Places helps cities and towns across the country protect the environment and human health by engaging with local partners to reinvest in existing neighborhoods as they develop local food systems. Previously supported efforts include downtown markets, cooperative groceries, community kitchens, and community and school gardens. The application deadline is September 30, 2019.

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 News You Can Use

Three Ways Jersey City Connects More Children to Nature
Parks and open space are an ongoing priority in Jersey City, New Jersey. We understand the value that parks bring to a city, its economy and, most importantly, its residents.

Climate change is making the affordable housing crunch worse
Hurricane season is underway - and storms that make landfall might further exacerbate the nation's shortage of affordable housing, housing experts say. A new report by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies said finding enough money to make housing sturdier and fix the damage done by increasingly frequent and severe storms is "an urgent housing challenge for the nation."

The Geography of Mixed-Income Neighborhoods
The gap between the rich and poor-and between rich and poor neighborhoods-has widened in recent decades, exacerbating residential segregation of households by income and worsening racial inequalities.

Harnessing the Creativity of Artists to Unlock Community Wealth
With collaboration between Dallas' arts community, a place-based initiative called CultureBank invests in social impact artists in order to steward community assets to promote the health and well-being of residents.

Don't Move People Out of Distressed Places. Instead, Revitalize Them
A new study shows that place-based policies are key to helping people in distressed cities, where investments should be tailored to local economic conditions.


Upcoming Events:

Webinar: Addressing the nation's housing crisis
September 25

Webinar: NJ's Affordable Housing Trust Fund: Ready to Build a Thriving NJ
October 2 

Under One Roof 2019
October 18

Poverty Summit 2019
October 25

League of Municipalities Conference
November 19

2019 Annual NJ Supportive Housing Conference
December 6

145 W Hanover St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609-393-3752
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Resources/Bests Practices

 Featured Funding Opportunities

 

Grant Opportunity from NLIHC & the Network
Thanks to the generous support of the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), we are pleased to announce a grant opportunity for nonprofit organizations that are members of the Network in good standing. New Jersey is one of the hardest COVID-hit states, behind only New York. Responding quickly to the increased need, the NLIHC has provided the Network with funding to distribute to our members delivering emergency, direct services to homeless and very vulnerable residents. Three grants totaling $10,000 each and ten grants totaling $2,500 each will be available -- to nonprofit Network member organizations in good standing, with a preference for those engaged in our COVID-19 activities. Eligible COVID-19 support services include emergency shelter, PPE for shelter staff, cleaning products for shelters, food provision, etc. To apply, please send a brief description of your organization and the services to be provided as soon as possible (no more than two paragraphs), to Sharon Barker at [email protected]. We will disburse these resources as quickly as possible. You can also reach out to Sharon with questions.

U.S. for the Opportunity Challenge: $1 Million to Uplift Immigrant Communities
The WES Mariam Assefa Fund and the Tarsadia Foundation
The Opportunity Challenge seeks to identify, test, and advance sorely needed, holistic solutions that empower immigrant communities, while also addressing some of the impediments that many immigrants in low-wage jobs face, such as affordable childcare, healthcare, stable housing, food security, and reliable transportation. Grant submissions will be accepted through May 26, 2020

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 Technical Assistance

The Network is preparing to provide technical assistance for our nonprofit members in good standing who have participated in the Paycheck Protection Program and those who plan to seek PPP support in the next round. We have heard from many of you about your experience in the first round, including technology challenges. If you are interested in participating in PPP TA, please email Carol Mikulski ([email protected]) to sign up for more information.


News You Can Use

The Post-Pandemic Urban Future Is Already Here
The coronavirus crisis stands to dramatically reshape cities around the world. But the biggest revolutions in urban space may have begun before the pandemic.

Affordable Housing Owners Work to Meet the Needs of Seniors During COVID-19
Seniors have been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis around the country. The impact on older adults and people with underlying health conditions became quickly apparent when the virus swept through a nursing home near Seattle in February.

More Apartment Operators Move to Flex Payment Models
At a time when many renters are facing COVID-19-related financial hardships, apartment operators are responding with a variety of payment alternatives that can ease the strains on their wallets.

The Coronavirus Will Explode Achievement Gaps in Education
The COVID-19 pandemic will take existing academic achievement differences between middle-class and low-income students and explode them...To a significant extent, this is a neighborhood issue-schools are more segregated today than at any time in the last 50 years, mostly because the neighborhoods in which they are located are so segregated.


Upcoming Events:  

Coronavirus Impact on Our Communities: A Discussion for NJ Community Developers
Fridays Weekly

COVID-19 and the Remote Office: Privacy, Cybersecurity, & Insurance
April 28

145 W Hanover St.
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609-393-3752
[email protected]

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