Mission
The mission of the New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development is to improve the quality of life and the empowerment of the state’s Hispanic community using CHPRD’s new model of community development. Its goals are:
  • Increased public and private resources invested well in the growth, development and long-term stability of high quality Hispanic Community-based Organizations.
  • Develop public/private partnerships that enrich and promote the Office’s programs and initiatives in support of Hispanics across the State.
  • Provide the necessary tools and assistance in creating training and employment opportunities for Hispanics.
  • Facilitate the professional and leadership development of Hispanics.
Advisory Committee Members
Lydia J. Valencia
Dr. Roland A. Alum
Peter A. Aquino, CPA
Horacio R. Carrera
Clarisa Gonzalez-Lenahan, MSW
Alfredo Flores, Jr.
Eugenia E. Lawson
Kathy G. Monteiro
Elis C. Sosa

Abraham López, Executive Director
Contact the Center for Hispanic Policy, Research & Development
Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development
P.O. Box 301
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0301

Tel: (609) 984-6952
Fax: (609) 633-7141

Email: Feedback@sos.state.nj.us
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About the Center for Hispanic Policy

The Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (CHPRD), (formerly Office of Hispanic Affairs) is located within the Department of State, Trenton, New Jersey.

The CHPRD was established in 1975 to address the needs of the Hispanic community, recognizing that it was imperative to pay particular attention to this segment of the population, which may have been historically neglected. The Office was mandated to provide funding for Hispanic initiatives in New Jersey. The CHPRD has an executive director and an advisory committee, all appointed with Governor approval. The Secretary of State serves as an ex-officio member of the advisory committee.

CHPRD administers an annual appropriation from the State of New Jersey. The CHPRD seeks to empower, provide financial support and technical assistance to primarily Hispanic community-based organizations throughout New Jersey and also ensures the executive and legislative branches are informed of legislative initiatives with potential impact on the Hispanic community. CHPRD seeks to aggressively promote a new model of community development that is focused on making REAL impacts in people’s lives while helping community based organizations achieve greater self-sufficiency.

We are pleased to announce that the CHPRD within the Department of State is pleased to announce the availability of funding to public/private non-profit community-based-organizations whose primary focus is the implementation of programs that address the need of the Hispanic community of the State of New Jersey.
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