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NJ Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2024

Center: FG

Grantee: NORTH JERSEY AIDS ALLIANCE, INC. (NJCRI)
Program: Family Counseling and Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex+ Youth and Their Families
City: NEWARK
State: NJ
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 FG001270-01
Congressional District: 10
FY 2024 Funding: $1,275,000
Project Period: 2023/09/30 - 2026/09/29

The North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI) is proposing a program to prevent health and behavioral health risks (e.g., suicide, depression, homelessness, drug use, HIV) and to promote well-being for LGBTQI+ youth in the context of their families/caregivers, cultures, and communities in Essex County, NJ, with a focus on Newark. NJCRI will serve 250 unduplicated individuals annually with grant funds and 750 over the entire project period. Project name. Essex County LGBTQI+ Family Support Program Populations to be served. PCOM’s population of focus (POF) will be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and Intersex + (LGBTQI+) youth and their families/caregivers, with a focus on Black populations in particular. The catchment area where services will be delivered is Essex County, NJ, with a focus on Newark. Strategies/interventions. Program activities will include: 1) develop and implement an outreach and engagement strategy plan to connect LGBTQI+ youth and their families with counseling and supports; 2) develop and implement a public awareness communications plan to engage families of LGBTQI+ youth and promote family support; 3) develop and implement screening and referral protocols to identify LGBTQI+ youth and their families needing family counseling and support services; 4) identify and coordinate referral pathways with community-based service providers for LGBTQI+ youth referred to the family counseling program; 5) develop and implement a training and workforce development plan for its internal mental health counselors, case managers, and supervisors, on the implementation of the Family Acceptance Project; 6) implement the Family Acceptance Project; 7) establish an LGBTQI+ youth and family advisory workgroup; 8) develop and implement training sessions about family counseling intervention(s) for LGBTQI+ youth-serving, community-based organizations and providers; 9) coordinate efforts and access relevant TA and resources; and 10) provide peer and family support services through its Parents Partnering as Peers program. NJCRI will also implement the following EBPs: the Family Acceptance Project, Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT); Motivational Interviewing (MI); and Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Project goals and measurable objectives. The program’s goal is to prevent health and behavioral health risks (e.g., suicide, depression, homelessness, drug use, HIV) and to promote well-being for LGBTQI+ youth in the context of their families/caregivers, cultures, and communities by establishing a LGBTQI+ family counseling and support programs and training providers on family counseling and support interventions. Objectives for the proposed program include: 1) Conduct outreach and engagement strategies, reaching up to 500 persons from the POF per year; 2) Conduct a public awareness campaign to engage families of LGBTQI+ youth and promote family support of such youth, reaching 5,000 individuals per year; 3) Screen and assess at least 250 persons from the POF per year needing family counseling and support services; 4) Partner with at least 6 community-based organizations per year to receive referrals to the family counseling program for LGBTQI+ youth who have a diagnosed mental or substance use disorder and need more intensive or long-term clinical services; 5) Implement the evidence-based Family Acceptance Project family counseling project for at least 100 members of the POF per year; 6) Convene an LGBTQI+ youth and family advisory workgroup that meets quarterly; and 7) Provide training in family counseling interventions to at least 25 LGBTQI+ youth-serving, community-based organizations and providers.


Center: SM

Grantee: CARE PLUS NJ, INC.
Program: Mental Health Awareness Training Grants
City: PARAMUS
State: NJ
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM084459-04
Congressional District: 5
FY 2024 Funding: $124,983
Project Period: 2021/09/30 - 2026/09/29

Grantee: COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY
Program: Mental Health Awareness Training Grants
City: EWING
State: NJ
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM084210-04
Congressional District: 12
FY 2024 Funding: $124,931
Project Period: 2021/09/30 - 2026/09/29

Grantee: EMPOWER SOMERSET, INC.
Program: Mental Health Awareness Training Grants
City: SOMERVILLE
State: NJ
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM084479-04
Congressional District: 7
FY 2024 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2021/09/30 - 2026/09/29

Grantee: NATIONAL COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG DEPENDENCE OF HUDSON COUNTY
Program: Mental Health Awareness Training Grants
City: SECAUCUS
State: NJ
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM084607-04
Congressional District: 9
FY 2024 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2021/09/30 - 2026/09/29

Grantee: NEW JERSEY STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Program: Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care 
City: TRENTON
State: NJ
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM082696-05
Congressional District: 12
FY 2024 Funding: $1,270,282
Project Period: 2020/03/31 - 2025/03/30

Grantee: NEW JERSEY STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Program: Mental Health Awareness Training Grants
City: TRENTON
State: NJ
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM084498-04
Congressional District: 12
FY 2024 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2021/09/30 - 2026/09/29

Grantee: NEW JERSEY STATE DEPT/HEALTH/SENIOR SRVS
Program: Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Grant Program
City: TRENTON
State: NJ
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM082149-04
Congressional District: 12
FY 2024 Funding: $736,000
Project Period: 2020/11/30 - 2025/11/29

Grantee: ROWAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL/OSTEOPATHIC MED
Program: Mental Health Awareness Training Grants
City: STRATFORD
State: NJ
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM084314-04
Congressional District: 1
FY 2024 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2021/09/30 - 2026/09/29

Grantee: WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY
Program: Mental Health Awareness Training Grants
City: WAYNE
State: NJ
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM084364-04
Congressional District: 11
FY 2024 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2021/09/30 - 2026/09/29

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