Department of Labor & Workforce Development

NJ Department of Labor Awards $1.1M to Libraries for Adult Literacy Services


January 8, 2020

TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) announced the 14 recipients of $1,128,273 in grant funding through the Community Library Adult Literacy and Career Pathway program (CLALCP), which aims to expand adult literacy services in the Garden State.

“Our libraries have always been the cornerstones of our communities, and this program will provide these important partners with resources they need to offer literacy and career services,” said Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo.

Grants were awarded to the following recipients:

  • Atlantic City Free Library: $94,600
  • Elizabeth Public Library: $103,378
  • Englewood Public Library: $49,138
  • Gloucester County Library System: $101,200
  • Jersey City Public Library: $110,000
  • Kearny Public Library: $55,000
  • Maplewood Memorial Library: $81,636
  • Millville Public Library: $55,000
  • New Brunswick Free Public Library: $109,836
  • Newark Public Library: $94,923
  • Plainfield Public Library: $80,410
  • Somerset County Library System: $58,411
  • South Brunswick Public Library: $54,135
  • Union Public Library: $80,606

Grant funding will contribute to vital programs such as basic adult literacy courses, English language learner courses, stackable credential training, and job search assistance. Additionally, many libraries have partnered with local workforce development providers to assist New Jersey residents in gaining the education and skills necessary to support themselves and their families.

Read the full Notices of Grant Opportunity.

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