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July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 Prevention Reinvestment Funds

The Community Planning and Advocacy Council (CPAC)  is pleased to announce that proposals will be accepted from eligible organizations interested in providing services for Early Childhood Success, Positive Youth Development, and Strong Families Strong Communities to prevent child abuse and neglect in Camden County.  A Community Review Process administered by the Community Planning & Advocacy Council (CPAC) will evaluate proposals on the allocation of these funds. Each organization can send in only two (2) applications per funding cycle, but the two applications can be from any of the three (3) categories. This Request for Proposal (RFP) is based on the availability of funds and for fiscal year July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

2021 Prevention RFP (Final Draft)

2021-2022 Prevention RFP

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The Southern New Jersey Continuum of Care (SNJCoC) is an association of county-wide homelessness Continuums of Care that provides information, services, and advocacy for and on behalf of the homeless population in the area of service within the participating Southern NJ Counties (Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, and Gloucester). The mission of the Southern New Jersey Continuum of Care is to work to prevent and end homelessness through a public and private collaboration that maximizes efforts and leverages resources. Applications for renewal projects will be accepted from eligible organizations interested in applying for 2021 HUD funding to continue provide housing and supportive services. A Review Committee will evaluate proposals based on objective performance criteria, local needs and priorities, and make recommendations to the SNJCoC Executive Board on the prioritization of these funds. The Committee reserves the right to request additional information as needed.

A Pre-bid Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11 A.M. via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 851 8940 7837

Passcode: 340500

During the pre-bid meeting questions concerning the RFP, eligible expenses, and local priorities will be answered. Bonus points will be awarded for participation in the pre-bid meeting.

Proposals are due no later than 2:00 P.M. on Friday, June 4, 2021. Completed proposals (1 PDF of entire application including attachments) must be submitted electronically to: A return receipt e-mail will be supplied. In addition, hard copies (1 original and 10 copies) of completed proposals must also be received no later than 2:00 P.M. on Friday, June 4, 2021. The hard copies can be dropped off/mailed to: Human & Disability Services C/O Lisa Cerny 115 Budd Blvd West Deptford, NJ 08096.

The Request for Proposal will be posted on CPAC’s Website at on Monday, May 3, 2021.

For further information, contact Kristina Portella, Monarch Housing, at 908-377-9317 or 

2021 snjcoc-renewal-application


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Position Available - PROJECT ASSISTANT

Job Title:      Project Assistant
Department:  Administrative
Reports to:     Senior Project Specialist – Prevention
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Summary: The Project Assistant is an assistant to the Prevention department supporting and creating balance in the time and scope of executing projects and keeping documents organized. This is completed by performing the following duties and responsibilities.

Link to Job Description: Project Assistant – Job Description

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2021 Prevention Reinvestment Mini-Grants Funds

Notice is hereby given that applications for funds from eligible organizations interested in applying for 2021 Prevention Reinvestment Mini-Grant Funds for January through June of 2021 will be received by CPAC: The Community Planning and Advocacy Council.

The Request for Proposal will be available online as of 10:00 am, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at under the “NEWS” tab. With the COVID-19 Pandemic affecting us all, CPAC is trying to limit face to face interactions; no hard copies of the RFP will be available for pickup.

A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:00 noon online on Zoom using the following information:

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Meeting ID: 873 7211 5706

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Although not mandatory, all providers are strongly encouraged to participate in the Pre-Bid meeting.

Completed proposals are due no later than 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 via email. Please send all proposal materials via email to Andrew Selby at CPAC assumes no responsibility for delays in any form of carrier, mail or delivery service causing the application to be received at CPAC later than due date and time.

For further information, contact Andrew Selby, Senior Project Specialist at CPAC via phone 856-663-3998 ext. 229 or e-mail to

2020 Prev.Mini Grant RFP Timeline (1)

2021 Prev Funds Mini-Grants RFP (Typable Pages)

2021 Prev Funds Mini-Grants RFP


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The 2020/2021 MAP Annual Completeness Package

The Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC) and CPAC Board of Trustees approved a Planning Committee recommendation to reduce the amount of paperwork MAP (Management Assistance Program) compliant agencies submitted with Request for Proposal (RFP) applications.  These documents are submitted annually and are known as the MAP Annual Completeness Package (ACP).   Attached is a letter and documents to be used in completing this.


The 2020/2021 MAP Annual Completeness Package and payment must be submitted to CPAC by November 16, 2020. 

2020-21 ACP Document Package

2020 ACP Letter

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My Kente Masks

The Camden County Metro Police Department received a donation of 400 children’s facial masks and ‘My Kente Mask’ books from the Camden County Council for Young Children (CCCYC).  The packets, a recent publication by authors Dr. Juanita White and her husband George H. White, III, include a child size face mask, along with a book explaining the history of the Ghanaian cloth and their importance in combating the COVID-19 virus.  

Recent studies suggested wearing a double layered cloth face mask significantly reduces the infection rate.  A secondary goal is to increase the use of masks by the adults caring for the children.   As stated in the book, “….and a little child shall lead them.” Isaiah 11:6 

The infection and death rate of the COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting Communities of Color. Nationally recognized for their community policing practices, Camden County Metro will distribute the packets in the City and assist the CCCYC in promoting awareness in addressing social justice issues facing the country in the wake of the murders of Black citizens across the nation. Moreover, this effort will help children identify local officers as helpers, who they can look to for protection.  By coupling safe health practices from a historical context, the CCCYC hopes to simultaneously address the need to focus on other racial disparities caused by socio-economic stressors.   

Diana Cooper-Vanderlip, President/CEO, CPAC, “Our hope is the colorful cloth will contribute to children increasing their use of masks as well as influence positive identity formation for our local law enforcement officers.” The book also details the meaning of the bright colors.    

Dr. White, has roots in the City of Camden and remains passionate about the community.  She is a former employee at CPAC and continues to be a strong ally for the work CPAC does.  More information will be provided at the Press Conference and release of the “My Kente Mask” publication packets.   

The CCCYC is an advisory council where parents, caregivers and community members join forces as partners to share and collaborate on issues that affect our community.  The objective of our work is to develop a relationship between parents and community leaders to work in close collaboration with local, state and national partners to ensure integration of parents, infants and early childhood services to promote family well-being, and Early Childhood Success from pregnancy/birth to age 8. 

CPAC ‘creates community solutions’ in greater Camden County by lifting the community voice in planning, advocacy, and by promoting coordination and collaboration in service delivery systems.   Through the framework of the Covenant for Children, Youth and Families, CPAC focuses on strength-based approaches to ensure equitable access and eliminate implicit bias.  

Last year CPAC’s efforts supported over 4000 children and families and over 200 senior volunteers.


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11th Annual Camden County Parent Leadership Recognition Breakfast

The Community Planning & Advocacy Council would like to invite all our friends and partner organizations out to our 11th Annual Parent Leadership Breakfast. We would greatly appreciate it if you would come out to help us celebrate our Parent Leaders who are making great strides in the community to not only benefit the well-being of their own children, but everyone’s. If you would like to nominate a parent for any of the four categories, please feel free to reach out to us or download the forms in the section below!

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CPAC 60th Gala Press Release


2019 Community Planning & Advocacy Council 60th Anniversary Gala  

Date:           Thursday, October 3, 2019

Time:           6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration/Reception/Cash Bar/Live Entertainment  
                       7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dinner/Recognitions/Acknowledgements/Impact Statements  
                       9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Dancing/Live Entertainment/Networking   

Location:    The Palace  
                       109 N. Black Horse Pike  
                       Blackwood, NJ 08012

Attendance:     Guests include, elected officials, prominent businesses and community leaders, past and present board of trustees and staff, and families directly impacted by the work we do. 

This year the Community Planning & Advocacy Council (CPAC) proudly celebrates 60 years as a non-profit organization providing human services planning and advocacy for children, youth and families. CPAC is hosting its 60th Anniversary Gala on October 3, 2019, at The Palace in Blackwood New Jersey.

CPAC ‘creates community solutions’ in greater Camden County by lifting the community voice in planning, advocacy, and by promoting coordination and collaboration in service delivery systems.   Through the framework of the Covenant for Children, Youth and Families, CPAC focuses on strength-based approaches to ensure equitable access and eliminate implicit bias.

CPAC serves as the State designated Human Services Advisory Council on behalf of Camden County; Commission on Child Abuse and Missing Children; Homeless Network Planning Committee; Aging and People Who Are Differently Abled; Children’s Inter-Agency Coordinating Council; Management Assistance Program; Retired Senior Volunteer Program; Camden County Council for Young Children and the Community Leadership Council.

Regionally, CPAC administers the Southern New Jersey Continuum of Care for homeless prevention for Camden, Gloucester, Cumberland and Cape May counties.

Last year CPAC’s efforts supported over 4000 children and families and over 200 senior volunteers.  

The event will acknowledge and honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Camden County human services community.  CPAC will introduce an Award in the name of Helen F. Spiegel, former Board of Trustee member and lifetime humanitarian and advocate in Camden County.  Helen’s nephew David Spector is serving his first term on the CPAC Board of Trustees as Vice Chairperson.

Entertainment features: George H. White H. White III, Jazz Saxophonist, Aurora Green, Vocalist and DJ Eddie V

CONTACT: Diana Cooper Vanderlip, President/CEO, Community Planning & Advocacy Council
Phone:  856-663-3998       Email:   Web site: (to register online)