Hoboken will distribute approximately $774,000 in federal grants

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Mayor Ravi Bhalla with Computers 4 People founder Dylan Zajac (right) and Sacha Chavez, also of C4P (left). Computers 4 People will receive a federal grant from the city. Photo courtesy of the City of Hoboken.

Hoboken announced that the city will distribute about $774,000 in federal grants to the city’s Housing Authority and other nonprofit organizations that provide services to low- and middle-income residents.

The city said that of the amount received under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, $682,927 will go to the Housing Authority for capital upgrades to replace facility boilers, improve lighting and upgrade security systems.

“We are proud to partner with the Hoboken Housing Authority to fund these
much-needed upgrades,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement. “I am confident that once implemented, it will bring about a significant improvement in the quality of life for residents. »

“I am grateful for this award, which includes funds for our vital nonprofits, and thank Senator [Bob] Menendez, senator [Cory] Booker and Congressman [Albio] Sires, as well as the City Council for their partnership that made this possible,” Bhalla continued.

The city will distribute the remaining $145,137 to eight nonprofits. They include Computers 4 People, the Hoboken Shelter, the Act Now Foundation, Community Lifestyle, HOPES, the Hoboken Community Center, True Mentors and Hoboken Family Planning.

“We appreciate the support of the City of Hoboken for allowing us to scale our impact and provide technology to those in need,” said Dylan Zajac, Founder of Computers 4 People. “Computers 4 People will continue to bridge the digital divide for the Hoboken community and beyond!”

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