Township Credit Card Program Has Money for Local Groups

But they must apply by Feb. 28 to be considered for grants.

The Hillsborough Township Credit Card Advisory Committee has opened the application process for grant applications for the first round of grants this year.

“Once again we have this is great opportunity for our non-profit senior and youth organizations  to apply for grants through the Credit Card Rewards Program," Committeewoman and Liaison to the Credit Card Advisory Committee Gloria McCauley said.

This grant application process is open from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28. Applications can be found online or at the Municipal Clerk / Administrator’s office.  Completed applications must be returned to the Municipal Clerk / Administrator’s office by Feb. 28 to be considered for funding.

“We are always delighted to be able to open the application process, because that means we are helping  out organizations within the community through the rewards program and at no expense to the taxpayers of Hillsborough,” added Committeewoman McCauley.

The credit card program allows individuals to sign up for a special Hillsborough Township reward credit card and a percentage of the amount of usage on the card is returned to the Hillsborough Credit Card trust fund, where it  is  distributed to various township non-profit senior citizen groups and youth organization through the grant application process.

For 2012, a total of $7,830 was awarded through 12 different grants.  Since inception, the Hillsborough Rewards Card through the Affinity Federal Credit Union has awarded  a total of $14,920 to Hillsborough non-profit, youth and senior organizations.

“We look forward to awarding the grants again this April and continuing to grow this program,” Mayor Frank DelCore said. “If you don’t already have the Hillsborough Rewards Credit Card, stop by the Affinity Federal Credit Union or visit their website and sign up for one.” 


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