For current information & help with basic needs, read our COVID-19 web pages or dial 2-1-1. For alerts/updates, text NJCOVID to 898-211. Live help on COVID-19 information is available. Speak to a healthcare professional at 1-800-962-1253.


SNAP Early Payment

January 21, 2019

Approximately 730,000 people in NJ depend on the critical assistance of the SNAP (food stamps) benefit. As it stands now, the February SNAP benefits should be paid on Thursday, January 17, 2019. These are the February benefits and individuals and families should budget with this in mind. 

Dover Fire Assistance October 2018

November 06, 2018

If you are a victim of the October 22 Dover fire and have questions about what services Morris County OTA can provide, please contact them during normal business hours by calling 973-829-8264. Assistance is available in English and Spanish. 

Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period Starts Soon

October 21, 2020

Open enrollment for the upcoming insurance year begins on November 1, 2020, and ends on January 31, 2021. Find out more information about the plans, where to turn for free help in finding the plan that is right for you and answers to frequently asked questions. 

Emergency Energy Assistance Now Available

September 11, 2019

LIHEAP participants may receive up to $600 in emergency energy assistance. Those who have not yet applied for LIHEAP can still do so until August 31, 2019. Find out about how these and other programs can help. 

LIHEAP Season Recertification

October 01, 2018

Due to the extension of the LIHEAP Season, Recertification will be delayed until September 24th. 

Please contact your local agency if you have not received your recertification notice by Friday, October 5th. If you do not know the location of your local agency visit the NJ 2-1-1 website for more information. 

Utility Assistance Application Days

October 23, 2018

Individuals who are having trouble paying their energy bills are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming Energy Assistance Days where representatives from New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG), Elizabethtown Gas, Community Action Partnership and other social service agencies will be available to answer questions, determine what grants and resources are available to meet your needs and assist with the application process. 

School Supplies

September 11, 2019

Many parents in our state find it difficult to afford necessary school supplies for their children. Thankfully, there are options available for assistance for financially strained families. Find out more information on where you can get free school supplies.

NJ Cooling Centers

September 03, 2020

When temperatures soar, Cooling Centers are typically opened to keep you cool in the summer heat. COVID-19 restrictions have impacted the availability and capacity of our public spaces, but we are adding locations as we learn of them.

Utility Assistance Programs

August 04, 2020

Utility assistance programs were created to help low-income residents with their heating and medically necessary cooling bills. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for help.

NJ Warming Centers

May 18, 2020
Code Blue notifications and resources opened in response to severe cold or storm events change as quickly as the weather. This listing reflects information most recently received.