Through the Fondo de Oportunidades, NORWESCAP is providing emergency assistance to residents to help cover the cost of basic household expenses such as rent and nutritious food. With a focus on serving individuals and families who don’t qualify for other types of support, the Fondo de Oportunidades has selected the first round of applicants to receive direct emergency assistance and distributed gift cards to those residents. NORWESCAP is also working to connect these community members to existing programs and services. One phase of this project includes developing a streamlined intake process for residents to request assistance through the NORWESCAP web site. By the end of this project, NORWESCAP will have advanced the existing COVID-19 response efforts in the state, which can inform an equitable recovery throughout New Jersey.
Chief Program Officer