Division of Programs
In addition to providing administrative support to the various Boards and Commissions that promote cultural awareness and community advocacy within the Department of State. The Division also assists the commissions with cultural events and commemorations which highlight the contributions and diversity of the citizens of New Jersey.
We facilitate meetings with key community stakeholders to encourage participation in community projects and volunteerism.
We also provide grants for the support of community based programs that facilitate social service, faith based outreach and capacity building to grass roots organizations that enrich the quality of life for our residents.
NJ Hurricane Sandy Clean-Up Assistance
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno encourages those who need assistance with cleaning up their homes and property damaged by Hurricane Sandy to contact the 211 assistance system. The information will be entered into the Collaborative Work Order System, which provides the information to volunteer groups that have already helped hundreds of New Jersey families.
This service is a joint initiative of the 211 system and New Jersey's Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NJVOAD).