PRESS RELEASE March-20-2019


West Deptford – Senate president Steve Sweeney, Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro announced the receipt of two important block grants totaling more than $276,000 for community service grants to organizations in the Third Legislative District.

The grants came from the Community Services Block Grants in the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. The Tri-County Community Action Agency, Inc. which helps low- and moderate-income residents identify and overcome barriers to self-sufficiency, received $254,550. And the CATA Farmworkers Support Committee, which empowers and educates farmworkers through leadership development and capacity building programing, received $22,352.

“We worked as a team in the Third District to help get these resources for two key organizations benefiting the people of South Jersey,” said Senator Sweeney. “Local organizations like these impact lives every day with the type of support needed to help others in our communities. It is the hard work by the people in organizations like these that make our community as strong and as vibrant as it is today.”

“These grants will help low- and moderate-income residents overcome obstacles to self-sufficiency and help support agricultural workers,” said Assemblyman Burzichelli. “Farming is a key sector in our area and help for the needy is always a priority.”

“We want to keep the social and economic fabric of our communities strong,” said Assemblyman Taliaferro. “These are programs that help people to help themselves. We are grateful to have them serving residents in our communities.”

The awards will provide funds for health, education, employment, housing and services for farmworkers in southern New Jersey.