New Jersey has a fund, called the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund (ENJF), that provides a one-time, direct cash benefit to eligible households who have suffered an economic hardship due to COVID-19 and were excluded from both the federal stimulus checks and COVID related unemployment assistance – including undocumented individuals, residents re-entering from the justice system, and any other individuals otherwise excluded.
The eligibility criteria is as follows and applicants must demonstrate:
- Exclusion from both federal stimulus checks and COVID related unemployment assistance
- Household COVID Impact
- Household income that is at or below $55,000
- Residency, Identity, Age
Eligible households will receive a benefit of up to $1,000 per eligible individuals and a max of $2,000 per household.
Link Application page (Apply now) – https://njdhs-crp-nj.powerappsportals.us/en-US/