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New Jersey SHARES Assistance Programs

NJ SHARES serves as a “safety net” for households that face an emergency or crisis situation. Please select a grant type to learn more.


Providing grants to assist with gas and/or electric service to qualified households experiencing a temporary financial crisis.



Providing grants to help qualified customers pay their water bills.



Offering discounts to qualified customers to make residential telephone service or broadband (internet). more affordable.


GetCovered NJ

Offering financial assistance to qualified families in need of health care coverage through the GetCoveredNJ online health insurance marketplace.



We have numerous providers in every county.

NJ SHARES partners with 200+ social service agencies and legislative offices, operating out of 250+ sites statewide to provide relief to those in need of assistance.

Working collaboratively with these partners, we provide a holistic solution to families and individuals, addressing the household’s temporary or ongoing circumstance. Our partners address a broad spectrum of client needs – from counseling and employment to financial/tax services, housing, nutrition and more.

Find an agency near you


NJ SHARES makes a difference.


households assisted through NJ SHARES programs

$78.1 million

total utility assistance funding provided to households since inception


agency and legislative partners located in New Jersey


Here’s how you can help NJ SHARES.

Do you want to help our New Jersey neighbors in need?

NJ SHARES relies on the warmth and generosity of donors like YOU to provide our expansive- and growing- array of assistance programs to households in need across the state. 


Hope Delivered.

“Connecting with the folks at NJ SHARES completely turned our lives around. They provided us with the personal guidance and much-needed assistance to get us back on our feet and our service restored during the darkest of times. Luckily, just when my wife and I had given up hope, we attended a utility assistance day in our county and connected with the folks at NJ SHARES. Onsite that very day, we submitted an application and were approved for an energy assistance grant offered by the organization.”

– Claude, Belleplain

“[Working with NJ SHARES] reduced the stress I was having due to being behind on my bill.”

– Veronica, Newark

“[NJ SHARES’ assistance] provides a cushion to keep everything from totally falling apart.”

– Bertha, Wildwood

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