Community Resources

Child Tax Credit

Helpful links: (this is a one-stop-shop for information about the CTC.)

ATTENTION: You may qualify for the child care assistance program

The New Jersey Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) can help income-eligible parents who are working, in school or in job training to pay for child care. You can use these benefits at any licensed child care center, registered family child care provider, approved home (in-home and family, friend or neighbor), school-based program or summer youth camp that is approved by the state and that participates in CCAP.

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  • 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.
    • 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.
    • Youth vaccination information and resources:

      • We would like to share some recently updated resources from CDC related to COVID-19 vaccination for children and teens.Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths from COVID-19 are decreasing right now, but there is still ongoing community transmission. Recent studies show that vaccination continues to protect people against emergency department/urgent care visits, hospitalizations, and death associated with the Omicron variant. Unfortunately, vaccination rates remain low among children ages 5–11 years, leaving them more vulnerable to serious disease. While children have a lower risk for severe COVID-19 compared to older adults, they can still get it, spread the virus to others, and become seriously ill-and there is no way to tell in advance which child will get a mild or severe case.The following resources provide information about COVID-19 vaccination for parents and caregivers of children and teens. We encourage you to share this information widely, and to continue to emphasize the fact that studies have shown COVID-19 vaccines to be safe and effective for children and teens.


        We would also like to emphasize a new webpage from CDC: Vaccinating Children with Disabilities Against COVID-19. This page includes strategies to improve COVID-19 vaccine accessibility for children with disabilities and special healthcare needs, who may be at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.