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.

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February 2024

Funding Opportunities


Horizon Healthy Communities Grant Program

The mission of the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the philanthropic arm of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, is to support organizations that make New Jersey healthier. In recognition of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey's 20th anniversary in 2024, the Foundation is offering the Horizon Healthy Communities Grant Program, a one-time special grant program for small, start-up, or newly established nonprofits with a health focus. The program will award 20 grants of $5,000 for general operating support or to assist organizations as they build their capacity and scale programs. New Jersey-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with a focus on physical or mental health and operating budgets of $250,000 or less are eligible to apply. (The Foundation is also accepting applications for its regular Caring grants, focused on preventive programs that promote a healthy lifestyle, and Connecting grants, focused on programs that work to reduce disparities and remove barriers to good health. Deadline: March 1, 2024. Read More

Funds Available for Historic Preservation

The Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund was established by legislation in 2016 to provide an annual source of matching grants from the state’s corporate business tax for historic preservation projects. The Preserve New Jersey Fund continues the work of the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund (2000-2012) and the Historic Preservation Bond Program (1990-1997). Since 1990, more than $145 million in matching grants has been awarded to worthy historic preservation construction and planning projects throughout the state. For this round, the Trust will be offering Capital, Historic Site Management, Municipal, County, and Regional Planning, and Heritage Tourism Planning grants.

Deadline: April 18, 2024. Read More

News You Can Use

How the New CRA Rule Will Help, and Where It Falls Short
The assessments that evaluate a bank’s lending practices have improved, but there are several missed opportunities for reform. For one, the new rules won't incorporate a racial analysis into lending examinations.


Rents Fall for the Sixth Month in a Row
According to the monthly Realtor.com Rental Report, year-over-year rental prices are down -0.3%, yet prices are still 18.3% higher than four years ago.


How to Prevent America’s Aging Buildings from Collapsing
Four recent catastrophic building collapses and a near miss are raising concerns about the state of America’s aging buildings and questions about who, if anyone, is checking their safety.


One in Seven Families Lives in Energy Poverty. States Can Ease That Burden.
States—including those leading on climate—can leverage key policies and IRA funding to lower the energy burden borne by low-income households.

An Unlikely Collaboration - Real Estate Agent Joins Community Organization to Help Voucher Holders
They've helped more than 100 New York City renters fight source-of-income discrimination and find housing. How did this partnership begin and what lessons can they offer others?


First Friday Monthly Discussion ~ March 1!

Network members get exclusive access to news on upcoming programs, resources, and funding opportunities monthly on our First Friday Member Discussions! 

Sign up each month to participate in this discussion on programs, resources, and assistance available to New Jersey's community development sector as we support our communities and clients who are dealing with the impact of the pandemic and more!

Registration is now open for our next member discussion on Friday, March 1 at 11am, click the button below to sign up:


Housing & Community Development Network of NJ

145 W Hanover Street

Trenton, NJ 08618

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