Grant: $1,857,089 - Administration on Aging - Mar. 18, 2009
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Award Description: ARRA provided funding for Congregate Nutrition Services. Established in 1972 under the Older Americans Act, the program provides meals to older Americans in congregate facilities such as senior centers, adult day centers, and faith-based settings.
Project Description: ARRA funding for Congregate Nutrition Services will augment existing resources, replace revenue lost from local sources due to the economic downturn, and support the continued delivery of meals to vulnerable older Americans. Congregate meals help seniors to maintain their health and avoid hospitalization and nursing home placement.
Jobs Summary: There were a total of 12.55 FTE jobs created as a result of the ARRA Congregate funding. The jobs created and retained are essential to the delivery of nutrition services to New Jersey's seniors who attend congregate nutrition sites. Without job creation and retention, several sites would not have opened and in some cases, would not have remained open. Before ARRA, many congregate sites had been reducing hours and days of the week meaning less meals for seniors and less hours for staff. The ARRA funding made an impact on local communities as the sites not only serve as a place to have a nutritious meal, they also provide socialization and programming for those who would otherwise eat alone or perhaps not at all. This is very valuable for older individuals and brings the community together. Some examples of jobs created or retained are: Congregate site managers, assistant site managers, cooks, kitchen coordinators, kitchen aides, nutritionists, servers and hostess. Without the ARRA funding, the individuals working in these positions either would not have been hired or were in danger of being eliminated. The ARRA funding made it possible for these individuals to gain or retain employment thereby impacting the local economy in the communities that they serve. (Total jobs reported: 13)
Project Status: More than 50% Completed
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|County of Camden||$106,052||CAMDEN||NJ|
|County of Cape May||$29,507||CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE||NJ|
|County of Atlantic||$61,902||ATLANTIC CITY||NJ|
|County of Bergen||$203,003||HACKENSACK||NJ|
|COUNTY OF BURLINGTON||$80,465||MOUNT HOLLY||NJ|
|County of Cumberland||$36,127||BRIDGETON||NJ|
|County of Essex||$209,154||NEWARK||NJ|
|County of Warren||$18,497||BELVIDERE||NJ|
|County of Passaic Government Office||$107,362||PATERSON||NJ|
|County of Salem||$14,440||SALEM||NJ|
|County of Somerset||$49,177||SOMERVILLE||NJ|
|County of Sussex||$18,893||NEWTON||NJ|
|County of Union||$126,862||ELIZABETH||NJ|
|County of Mercer||$75,435||TRENTON||NJ|
|Middlesex, County of (inc)||$145,072||NEW BRUNSWICK||NJ|
|County of Monmouth||$119,109||FREEHOLD||NJ|
|County of Morris||$80,774||MORRISTOWN||NJ|
|OCEAN, COUNTY OF||$146,061||TOMS RIVER||NJ|
|County of Gloucester||$45,819||Blackwood Ter||NJ|
|COUNTY OF HUDSON||$166,600||JERSEY CITY||NJ|