Capital Connection

Everything you need to know happening in and around the Capital City

Homelessness prevention program applications

As of June 27th, 2022, the City of Trenton has begun accepting proposals for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) homeless programs to proactively address the issue within the city. For those interested and have a plan to combat homelessness, you can submit a proposal here for consideration to receive funding to push your project and the city of Trenton. The application, along with the required materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on July 17th, 2022. For more information, please visit

Cool off at Trenton pools

It’s officially summertime in the city, school is out and as temperatures rise, the need to cool off increases. Who doesn’t love a day spent at the pool? Last Friday, Mayor Reed Gusciora visited Hetzel Pool to kick off the opening of Trenton’s pools for the summer. Below you’ll find the city pools locations, hours of operation and schedule:


Cooper: 396 Union Street

Father Rocco: 1501 New Willow Street

Hetzel: 190 North Olden Ave.

Martin Luther King: 347 Brunswick Ave.

Roberto Clemente: 342 Academy Street

Hours of Operation

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Senior swim

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Summer camp* and Open swim

1:00 p.m. – 2: 00 p.m. Pool prep/Closed

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Open swim

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pool Prep/Closed

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Open swim

COVID vaccination clinics open up in Mercer County for children under five

On Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CURE Insurance Arena, Mercer County’s Division of Public Health will be offering COVID-19 vaccines to children six months to five years old. The CDC recently made vaccines available for children within that age group for parents who were anxiously awaiting the opportunity to vaccinate babies, toddlers and young kids. The vaccination site was altered to ensure the comfortability of younger children and their parents/guardians. The Division of Public Health will offer teddy bears, backpacks and private nursing areas for mothers. No appointments are needed. Visit for more information or call 855.568.0545.

DCA opens waiting list for State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP)

The state-funded State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) which provides housing subsidies for low-income New Jersey residents is ready to help those in need again. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will open the enrollment period for the waiting list on July 11, 2022 9:00 a.m. to Friday, July 22, 2022 5:00 p.m. Those in need of assistance can submit pre-applications online here.

Eligibility Requirements:

· Resident of New Jersey – (A New Jersey resident is defined as someone whose primary residence is in New Jersey and who is present in New Jersey for at least six months prior to applying for SRAP assistance.)

· Age eighteen (18) years or older or, be an emancipated minor.

· Only one (1) SRAP pre-application per household will be accepted.

· Persons applying must meet all applicable SRAP income and eligibility requirements.

For additional information please visit NJ Department of Community Affairs.

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