Coronavirus Updates and Resources
Looking for resources in NJ? Check out 2.1.1. Phone, chat, or text options available. Every day we connect people to daycare facilities, shelters, affordable housing units, social services, employment training programs, senior services, medical insurance, and more. Learn about our resource database, help center, and website.
The Boggs Center, as New Jersey’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and New Jersey’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, has compiled a selection of resources from New Jersey and across the country that may be useful to the disability community across the state.
This is a list from the FCC of broadband providers that have relaxed their data usage limits in appropriate circumstances and have taken steps to promote remote learning and telehealth at no extra cost to consumers.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals with disabilities need legal assistance. If you are a person with a disability and need legal help, please call the telephone number of the office that is closest to you. (flyer)
Computers with Causes and Giving Center are here to help!
Computers for low income Individuals, Non-Profits, Libraries, Schools & Faith Based Organizations
Counselors are available around the clock to assist if you are experiencing financial hardship during this time. The NFCC has put together resources to help you manage your finances, as we all navigate these uncertain times together.
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance | FEMA.gov
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. How to Apply, eligibility, funds and additional resources provided.
This fact sheet details common questions that we have received about Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and Unemployment Insurance. Because Unemployment Insurance is a state-federal partnership, state unemployment programs vary substantially, and this fact sheet does not attempt to provide details on different state systems.
In New Jersey, we want to make sure you and your family have access to affordable groceries and health care without fear. The new Public Charge final rule from the federal government may apply to you, and this quick guide can help you make informed decisions for your family.
En New Jersey, queremos asegurarnos que usted y su familia tengan acceso a comida y cuidado de salud asequible sin miedo. La nueva regla final de Carga Pública del gobierno federal puede aplicarle a usted. Esta guía informativa le puede servir para tomar decisiones para su familia.
CDC and COVID-19 resources for your use in multiple languages. If you can contribute more languages not seen here, please email [email protected] with the additional links.
Employment and Assistance Resources for NJ Community College Students and Community Members Affected by the Coronavirus
The NJ Council of Community Colleges compiled this list of useful resources to help people find employment, learn about unemployment benefits and economic assistance for businesses, and connect with other means of assistance
If you’re having trouble affording your utility bills, there are many options for help. There are different customer assistance programs that are available in New Jersey.
Find Low-Cost Internet Service and Computers in Your Area
The Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE), along with the Wells Fargo Foundation and the nonprofit military assistance group Yellow Ribbon Network, is now offering free virtual counseling and coaching sessions to people who’ve experienced a negative change in income and/or budget due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information: If you have lost employer coverage or income, you may be able to enroll in coverage now through a Special Enrollment Period. Make sure you check with your employer or current health plan first about any options they are providing related to COVID-19 before you sign up for new coverage. Free or low-cost coverage is also available through NJ FamilyCare for those who qualify.
As states begin to open, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact individuals with disabilities who regularly access a series of public benefits. It also raises a variety of questions about the impact of the various federal and state legislative and administrative actions on these benefits.
National Disability Institute (NDI)'s Financial Resilience Center provides resources to help those with disabilities and chronic health conditions navigate financially through the COVID-19 crisis.
Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p)
Call (Medical COVID-19 Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts
New Jersey Reentry Corporation Services for Pandemic Clients
NJRC Locations and Telephone Numbers
NJRC 24/7 Hotline
Registration Form for Pandemic Relief
NJ Human Services Commissioner Reminds Residents & Providers About Assistance & Funding Opportunities
Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today reminded residents about available assistance programs and help lines, while also encouraging child care and Medicaid providers to pursue available funding opportunities.
NJ Human Services Launches Excluded New Jerseyans Fund Website for Individuals Impacted by COVID-19 but Not Eligible for Other Pandemic-Related Help
Excluded New Jerseyans Fund (ENJF) website where individuals can learn about the ENJF program and check their eligibility for this financial benefit. 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.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT about Pandemic EBT/School Meal Assistance: If you received a new green EBT card recently with “Way2Go” written on it, do not ignore it or destroy it! The cards are part of pandemic assistance from September, and do not look like a regular EBT card. They may even appear to have expired on December 30, but they are not expired. The card is legitimate and should have funds loaded onto it for much-needed food assistance. Contact the LSNJLAW hotline at 1-888-LSNJ-LAW (1-888-576-5529) for more information
The On It Foundation is a National 501(c )(3) public non-profit that provides free computers, computer training and Internet to low-income families with students in grades K-12 that receive a free or reduced school lunch, attend a public school and reside within the United States.
This Command Center houses resources and guidance for foster care individuals and organizations affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Jersey's public electric and gas utilities have agreed to suspend service shutoffs. Click below for further information for utility customers, including eligibility for home energy assistance and how to apply.
What if I can't pay my water, gas, electricity, phone, or Internet bill due to the outbreak? Is the State doing anything to prevent utility shutoffs?
If you owe money on your utilities, you have until March 15, 2022 to pay what you owe, arrange a payment plan, or apply for assistance and not risk losing service. With expanded income eligibility for some programs, more New Jerseyans are now eligible for utility assistance.