Hoboken to distribute about $774,000 in federal grants

The grant money will be going to the city's Housing Authority and other non-profits

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

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

The city said that of the amount received in 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 provide funding for these
much-needed upgrades,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla in a statement. “I’m confident that when implemented, it will provide an important quality of life upgrade for residents.”

“I’m grateful for this allocation, which includes funds for our vital non-profits, and I thank Senator [Bob] Menendez, Senator [Cory] Booker, and Congressman [Albio] Sires, as well as the City Council for their partnership in making this possible,” continued Bhalla.

The city will distribute the remaining $145,137 to eight non-profit organizations. 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 increase our impact and provide technology to those who need it,” said Dylan Zajac, the 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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