Community Resources

COVID-19 child care tuition assistance program

New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced on 9/21/2020 that applications are now open for the new COVID-19 child care tuition assistance program. The Murphy Administration has created this program to help families with child care costs as schools open remotely.

The $150 million program will provide child care tuition assistance to New Jersey families with incomes up to $75,000 that are in need of either full or part-time child care due to their child’s remote learning schedule.

Families can apply for this assistance by completing the online application at www.ChildCareNJ.gov. Those applying will need proof of income and a notice or announcement from their child’s school of a remote learning schedule.

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ATTENTION: You may qualify for Child Care In New Jersey – COVID-19 Child Care

Note, the income cap was increased from $75,000 to $150,000 on October 1. If you previously applied for tuition assistance and were denied because of income, someone will be reaching out to you shortly.

The New Jersey School-Age Tuition Assistance Program can help you pay for care for your school-age child in need of child care as a result of COVID-19 remote learning schools schedules.

To be eligible for this assistance, you must be:

  • a NJ resident;
  • your child must be attending school remotely, either part-time or full-time; and
  • your annual gross household income must be $150,000 or less.

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Through advocacy, leadership, and collaboration, the Department of Human Services helps to improve the quality of life of individuals in our community who are vulnerable, economically disadvantaged, or otherwise in need.

The Department of Human Services coordinates and administers programs and services to the various population groups in need. The scope of services supported and provided by the Human Services Department includes programs that assist residents with limited income and resources in the areas of financial assistance, employment, housing and emergency assistance. The department also serves the community as an information and referral source for residents in need of various services.

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Food resources in Central New Jersey and Mercer County

Current Recalls and Alerts— Includes brand information and time of recalled products. Visit the website to sign up for alerts.

  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention— Information on COVID-19 symptoms, testing, and resources.
  • New Jersey Department of Health–Public health services and information about schools and businesses, and best practices for daily activities and going out.
  • State of New Jersey Parent Link— Job and hiring portal, COVID data dashboard, testing & tracing, state announcements, and more.
  • COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
    • If you are eligible for a vaccination but have not yet been notified about available appointments in the NJVSS, there are additional ways to get vaccinated:
      • Make an appointment directly with a vaccination location that does not use the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System, listed here.
      • If you work or volunteer at a select health care facility, make an appointment through your place of work.
      • Veterans who receive care from VA health facilities or live in VA long-term care facilities, may be eligible for vaccines through the VA. Learn more here.

If you need help applying for COVID-19 Housing Assistance, Princeton Human Services can help! Click here for more information.

Womanspace COVID Emergency Housing Project

Housing Assistance Program (English)

Housing Assistance Program (Spanish)

Department of Health Pop Up Vaccinations

Department of Health Pop Up Vaccinations–  SPANISH

Princeton University is continuing to host a series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics, available to all members of the University community and to the public at large.

The Pfizer vaccine will be administered in clinics at Jadwin Gym on campus at the following dates and times. Registration for first and second doses is available via the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System.

·       Friday, May 21, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  NEW

·       Thursday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

·       Tuesday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

·       Wednesday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

·       Friday, June 4 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  NEW

·       Tuesday, June 8 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.  NEW

·       Wednesday, June 9 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.  NEW

·       Friday, June 11 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  NEW

Limited walk-ups are also possible at these clinics.

In addition, the University is offering a first-come, first serve opportunity for the one-dose Janssen / Johnson & Johnson vaccine at Caldwell Field House. No appointments are necessary, but individuals must be 18 or older to receive the J&J vaccine.

·       Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please note:  If you are receiving your first Pfizer dose at these clinics, you must be available to receive your 2nd dose in 3 weeks; your second appointment will be scheduled automatically for one of the times listed above.

If you have already received your first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, you can receive your second dose at these campus clinics. You must bring proof of partial vaccination.

Anyone age 16 or older (including family members of faculty, staff, students, retirees, etc.) who wishes to receive the Pfizer vaccine at these campus clinics should register with New Jersey’s Vaccine Scheduling System to secure an appointment. If needed, paid time off to receive the vaccine is provided by the University.

The University continues to encourage people to seek vaccination and to register with the state. We have posted answers to common questions about COVID vaccines on the University’s COVID Resources website. If you have further general questions, please send them to covidvaccines@princeton.edu.

For more information on what the University is doing to support you, and how you can protect yourself and others, visit Princeton’s COVID Resources website, including its vaccinations section, HR’s Coronavirus Resources for Employees, and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty’s website.