Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Financial Assistance

2-1-1 NJ

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 on Developmental Disabilities Information and Resources Related to COVID-19

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. 

Broadband Providers Keep Americans Connected

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.

Community Health Law Project

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)

Computer Request / Application

Computers with Causes and Giving Center are here to help!
 

Computer Technology Assistance Corps (CTAC)

Computers for low income Individuals, Non-Profits, Libraries, Schools & Faith Based Organizations

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Help - Credit Counseling

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

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.

COVID-19, Unemployment Insurance, and People with Disabilities

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.

Does Public Charge Apply To You?/¿Está Afectado Por La Regla De Carga Pública?

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.

Educator compiles resources for non-English speakers on COVID-19

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

Energy Assistance Programs

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.

EveryoneOn

Find Low-Cost Internet Service and Computers in Your Area

Free Counseling from and AFCPE® certified professional

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.

Get Covered New Jersey

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.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Social Insurance and Benefit Programs

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. 

NDI Financial Resilience Center

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.

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

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 English and Spanish

New Jersey Reentry Corporation Services for Pandemic Clients

NJRC Locations and Telephone Numbers

NJRC 24/7 Hotline

Registration Form for Pandemic Relief

Addiction Treatment

Telemedicine

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.

NJ SNAP: Using your EBT Card to Access P-EBT Benefits

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

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. 

think of us Child Welfare COVID-19 Command Center

This Command Center houses resources and guidance for foster care individuals and organizations affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Utility Assistance

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.