The Excluded New Jerseyans Fund (ENJF) provides a one-time, direct cash benefit to eligible households who 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. Applications for the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund are closed, we are not accepting new applications.

IMPORTANT: The deadline to submit missing documents to complete your application has passed.

If you submitted documents, we are reviewing your application and will be in touch with you as needed. Please also monitor your text messages or emails for updates regarding your application.

Need to know the status of your application? Visit the Check Application Status page.

If you have a specific concern with your application, you can e-mail us at

If you have not received an email, phone call and/or text message regarding your application, we may not have your most updated or correct contact information. Please update your contact information by clicking here.

If you encounter any organization or entity seeking to charge money or solicit personal information to provide application assistance, please call 800-242-5846 to report potential fraud.

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