Assistance Programs

The Township is here to assist residents find important resources to help ease their burdens. If you have any questions, please contact the Mayor’s Office at (732) 247-0922, ext. 430.

North Brunswick Food Bank

Food Bank hours are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Please note that this is OPEN TO FOOD BANK CLIENTS AND NORTH BRUNSWICK RESIDENTS ONLY. ID will be required.

You will be directed to the rear of the building for drive – thru service.

The Food Bank is accepting cash and gift card donations in lieu of accepting food during the emergency. Gift cards or checks made payable to the North Brunswick Food Bank may be mailed to the attention of the Food Bank at 710 Hermann Road. For more information or questions, please call (732) 247-0922, ext. 293.

North Brunswick accepting Housing Rehabilitation applications

Moderate and low-income households in need of home repairs may qualify for part of nearly $50K in local grants under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program managed by the township. Funding is provided as a five (5) year deferred loan. This means that 20% of the loan amount is forgiven each year, so that if the owner continues to own and occupy the property for five years, the entire amount of the loan is forgiven.

Please see program guidelines and application below. For further information, contact program manager Andrei Alexeev at (732) 247-0922, ext. 207.

New Jersey Assistance Programs

COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program

You can apply for housing assistance if you suffered a financial hardship due to COVID-19 and have not been able to pay your rent. Please click on the links for information either in English or Spanish.

Financial Assistance for Health Insurance

Get Covered New Jersey is the State’s official health insurance marketplace that provides access to the resources and financial help you need to find the right coverage. Now, new state and federal financial assistance will help drastically lower health insurance costs for many New Jerseyans.

If you are already enrolled, you will likely be able to claim additional savings. If you need coverage, you can explore your options. If you received unemployment compensation in 2021, you may be eligible for nearly free coverage. Enrollment is open through the end of the year but enroll by Friday, April 30th for coverage effective May 1st.

NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP)

The Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program is available to assist New Jersey communities affected by COVID-19. It is provided by Catholic Charities of New Jersey in collaboration with the NJ Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Home Energy Assistance Program helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance within the Home Energy Assistance Program.

New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services

The New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services provide a host of services, including substance abuse prevention and early intervention, emergency screening, outpatient and intensive outpatient mental health and addictions services, partial care and partial hospitalization and case management.

Middlesex County Assistance Programs

Middlesex County Services Locator

The County’s Service Locator can help residents find available resources, such as food, substance abuse resources, job training, emergency preparedness, veterans services, housing or caregiving. To access the service locator, please click on the button below.

Middlesex County Emergency Rental Assistance Program 

Applications are being accepted for Middlesex County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (MCERAP) for financial aid from renter households that are behind on rent and/or utility payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Renter households in need of assistance may submit their application and required documentation via the MCERAP online application portal.

More information and a link to the application portal can be found here: middlesexcountynj.gov/rentalassistance.

Middlesex County Small Business Relief Grant Program

The primary purpose of this program is to assist the community response to the coronavirus pandemic by providing support to Middlesex County small businesses. The County intends to disburse a total of $30 million in grants for loss of revenue, verifiable expenses incurred, and/or continuation of services through this latest round of CARES Act Funds. Funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and capped at a total funding amount of $30,000 per application. 

Career Assistance – Middlesex County Office of Workforce Development

The office administers federal and state job training funds for the benefit of County residents. It establishes programs to prepare youth and adults for entry into the labor force and to afford job training for eligible individuals facing serious barriers to employment, who are in special need of training to obtain productive employment.

Utility Assistance Programs

Altice (Optimum) is offering low cost Internet for qualifying groups through its Altice Advantage Internet program. Those who may qualify include:

  • K-12 or college student who needs Internet access at home for remote learning due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic
  • Eligible for or receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and 65 years of age or older
  • US military veteran and receives state or federal public assistance.

To learn more about the Altice Advantage Internet program, please click the link below.

For information on assistance in paying your PSE&G bill, please click the link below.

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