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.


  • The deadline to respond and take action on your application is October 31, 2022. Applications that have not responded to repeated requests for additional informational and/or have not submitted any documents to complete an application review will be closed by October 31, 2022.  NOTICE FOR APPLICATIONS THAT HAVE NOT RESPONDED TO OUR OUTREACH HERE

  • Applications that have responded to requests for information but are still missing proof of income and/or proof of NJ residency, identity/age have a final extended deadline of November 30, 2022 to submit these documents to complete an application review.  NOTICE FOR APPLICATIONS WITH PENDING DOCUMENTS HERE

      • Visit the Required Documents page for list of documents and to upload them.
      • Need help with submitting your documents? Free help available by calling (609) 588-2001 or by visiting the Need Help page.

We will be in touch with you regarding your application as needed. Please also monitor your text messages or emails for updates regarding your application.

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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