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     rental assistance funds received to help   the application period in the future.                              (verified by Uber).
     more households on the waiting list for   Submitting such a pre-application counts   Grants for Small           • Must have 50 or fewer employees
     the programs. If people submitted a pre-  towards applying for rental assistance for   Restaurants Offered by   per location.
     application for these programs prior to   the purposes of protection from eviction   Uber Eats and Visa         • Must have annual gross revenues in
     the closing of the application period on   for nonpayment of rent from September                              2019 of less than $3 million per location.
     December 15, 2021 and are contacted by   2021 to December 2021.               Uber Eats and Visa are introducing     • LISC will give weighted prefer-
     DCA, they should follow the instructions   DCA offers a wide range of programs   Grants for Growth, a new grant program   ence for women-owned, veteran-owned,
     they are given.                      and services, including energy assistance,   that provides $1 million in grants to small   LGTBQIA, and BIPOC-owned enter-
        If people have not previously submit-  housing vouchers, affordable housing   businesses that have been impacted by   prises.
     ted a pre-application for these programs   production, fire and building safety, com-  COVID, hurricanes, natural disasters and   • Restaurants in the following mar-
     and are in need of help in paying rent   munity planning and development, local   other unexpected events. Through the   kets: Boston, Philadelphia, Bay Area,
     arrears or future rent, they may submit   government management and finance,   program, $10,000 grants will be provided   NYC Metro/New Jersey, Los Angeles,
     a pre-application at njdca.onlinepha.  and disaster recovery and mitigation.  to 100 Uber Eats member restaurants to   Miami, Washington DC, Chicago,
     com/ to be considered if DCA reopens   For more information about DCA, visit   support expenses such as payroll , vendor   Atlanta and Detroit.
                                                           payments,  rent and utilities  and upgrad-
                                                                                ing technology infrastructure.

       St. Mary School First              Child COVID                                                                Timeline
                                                                                                                     • January 10th: website will open for
       Quarter Honor Roll                                                          Who is eligible to apply?       restaurants to register to apply.
                                          Hospitalizations Rising                  • Restaurants or food entrepreneurs   • January 17-24th: grant applications
          Principals List                 Amid Omicron Surge in                 not affiliated with a national brand, with   open through website.
                                                                                fewer than five locations.
          Grade 5 – Anthony Abrams, Delany   New Jersey                            • A grant recipient must be an active   • February 15th to May 31st: grantee
       Davis, Milana DeMaria, Liliana Grippo,                                   Uber Eats partner as of January 2022   selection and payment process.
       Jack Macaluso, Liliana Shaw, Logan   By April Xu, Sing Tao Daily,
       Tuck                               January 7, 2022
          Grade 6 – Patrick McGrory, Brooke   This story is being republished under a   While children are least likely to   a 56.3 percent increase  from the prior
       Morey                              special NJ News Commons content-sharing   develop severe symptoms from the dis-  seven-day average between December 22
          Grade 7 – Sofia DeSantis, Jeffrey   agreement related to COVID-19 coverage.   ease, pediatric hospitalizations in New   and December 28, 2021.
       Garton, Andrew Jimenez, Isabel     Link to FULL story: centerforcooperative-  Jersey have jumped nearly 800 percent   “I think it’s important to talk about
       Quinlan                            are-rising-amid-omicron-surge-in-new-  since the beginning of December, when   the fact that, even though it is true that
          Grade 8 – Jonah Alvarez, Ellen   jersey/                             the first case of the Omicron variant was   those who are younger are less likely to
       Robertson, Grace Walz, Grace         As the Omicron variant of the corona-  detected in the state, according to the   be hospitalized or die from COVID, we
       Zikowski                                                                CDC tracking report.                are still seeing significant symptoms in
                                          virus has spread rapidly across the coun-
                                          try, child hospitalizations in New Jersey   As of Tuesday, January 4, 2022, the   school-aged children,” said Dr. David
          First Honors                    have grown four-fold in the past two   Garden State averaged 21 new child—17   Adinaro, deputy commissioner for public
          Grade 5 – Mason Briggs, Luca    weeks, new CDC data shows.           and younger—COVID patients, spurring   health at the New Jersey Department of
       Buono, Max Garton, Jacob Mourning                                                                           Health.
          Grade 6 – Giabella DeMaria,                                                                                 The CDC data also shows that the
       Theresa Thomas, Julie Tomasso, Trent   GVCC Scholarship                 ness related course of study.       percentage of emergency department
       Walz                                 Applications Available               • Must be an active participant in   visits in the state has also increased
          Grade 7 – Dante Giuliani, Sophia                                     school and community activities.    among children. Nearly 30 percent of the
       Horvath, Brian Simkins, Reiley Watson  The Greater Vineland Chamber of    • Must be able to demonstrate aca-  patients who visited emergency rooms in
          Grade 8 – Robert Buono III, Jake   Commerce is accepting applications   demic responsibility.            the last two weeks were children.
       Griggs, John Frangakis, Parker Ramsi,   for our 2022 Luigi A. Tramontana Sr.   • Must have applied to an accred-  New Jersey is now considered to be
       Rocco Pustizzi, Dominic Maurice,     Memorial Scholarship. This is open   ited College or University, if not cur-  among the five states in the country,
       Logan Moore, Vincent Ziller          to any graduating high school senior   rently enrolled. ∙ Requires submission   including Florida, Illinois, New York and
                                            OR a student currently enrolled in an   of official transcript.        Ohio, that have contributed the most to
          Second Honors                     accredited college or university. The   • Requires submission of completed   the rise in pediatric hospitalizations.
          Grade 5 – Angelina Cugini, Olivia   student’s course of study should be   application and one recommendation
       DeFeo, Gurshawn Dhaliwal, Sage Hall,   business related or in environmental   form.                         ACUA’s Annual Food
       Francesca Venditti                   sciences.                            Applications will be reviewed by the
          Grade 6 – Blaise Hainley, Elizabeth   ELIGIBILITY:                   GVCC Board of Directors and a recipi-  Drive Nets More Than
       Molino, Paul Wright                    • Must be a graduating high school   ent will be  selected by July 31, 2022.   29,000 Pounds of Food
          Grade 7 – Samuel Blough, Emma     senior who is planning to continue his/  Submit applications to:
       Cremin, Gabriela Morales, Remy       her education at a recognized school   GVCC, 2115 S. Delsea Drive,        Atlantic County Utilities Authority’s
       Sawyer, Julia Umosella               or college, OR a student currently   Vineland NJ 08360                 annual Food Drive brought in more
          Grade 8 – Leah Calderon, Joseph   enrolled in an  accredited college or   Or e-mail to info@vinelandcham-  than 29,348 pounds of food for the
       Morello                              university. Goals must be for the study                      Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s
                                            of environmental  sciences OR a busi-  Deadline: June 1, 2022          Southern Branch in Egg Harbor
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