The Excluded New Jerseyans Fund is a $40 million program that will disburse money to undocumented individuals, residents re-entering from the justice system and any other individuals excluded from the federal pandemic relief payments. Households can receive up to $2000 in federal covid relief. In Perth Amboy, you can attend an application clinic to help with the application. This is open to individuals regardless of immigration status. The Application Clinic is from 10am-2pm at the Jankowski Center, 1 Olive St, on Saturdays November 6, 13 and 20th. To make an appointment, text the word ALIVIO to 52886 or use the QR Code on the flyer below.
The NJ Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman announced the launch of the Department’s Excluded New Jerseyans Fund (ENJF.) The ENJF program is run by the Department’s Office of New Americans (ONA). The ENJF program will provide a one-time, direct cash benefit to eligible households that suffered an economic hardship due to COVID-19 and were excluded from and ineligible for federal stimulus checks and COVID-19 related unemployment assistance.
This includes undocumented individuals, residents returning from the justice system, and any other individuals otherwise excluded from pandemic-related financial help. Applicants will need to provide certain information and documentation to demonstrate that they meet the program’s eligibility criteria.
Eligible households will receive a benefit of $1,000 per eligible individual and a max of $2,000 per household. Individuals with annual incomes of up to $55,000 with a documented hardship or lost income due to COVID-19 can apply for assistance. Applications will be processed in the order they are received and until funds are exhausted.
Individuals can check if they are eligible to apply on the site: ExcludedNJFund.nj.gov