TRENTON – New Jersey’s Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development awarded $245,000 to Hispanic community based organizations in Union and Middlesex counties.
This year’s grants awards will provide organizations with the tools necessary to work towards encouraging Hispanic entrepreneurship, citizenship and integration direct services, workforce training support, and other innovative initiatives across New Jersey.
“The Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development will lead the way in providing Hispanic students and families with the skills and training required to succeed professionally while strengthening communities statewide,” said Gov. Chris Christie
Local programs receiving grants include:
- Empowerment Centers for Workforce Development, Elizabeth: $100,000
- Workforce Investment for In-School & Out-Of-School program, Elizabeth: $50,000
- Prevent Health Risks & Diseases, Perth Amboy: $50,000
- Children at Risk, New Brunswick: $25,000
- Workforce Investment in In-School & Out-of-School Program, Perth Amboy: $20,000
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