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History and Timeline
In 1998, established by New Jersey's leading energy companies and non-profit organizations to assist our New Jersey neighbors who have fallen behind on their energy bills due to a temporary financial crisis, NJ SHARES awarded its first energy assistance grants.
In 2002, NJ SHARES was recognized as the Fuel Fund of the Year by the National Fuel Fund Network. This award celebrates innovation by an energy assistance organization.
In 2003, NJ SHARES turns 5 years old and partners with 50th community organization to take applications for NJ SHARES programs.
In 2004, NJ SHARES launched an innovative and efficient web-based application portal.
In 2005, NJ SHARES awarded its 100,000 energy assistance grant. Also that year, partnerships with United Water and Verizon NJ made water and telephone assistance possible.
In 2007, NJ SHARES celebrated 10 years and received a Proclamation and Joint Resolution from the Governor and the joint legislature.
In the same year,
In 2010, NJ SHARES' Telephone and United Water Assistance Programs celebrate 5 year milestones. NJ SHARES also celebrates first year of administering New Jersey American Water's H2O Help to Others customer assistance program and the Department of Community Affairs call center.
In 2011, NJ SHARES surpasses 270 service delivery partners.
In 2012, NJ SHARES helps 175,000th household with an energy grant. Since 1998 NJ SHARES has connected 175,000 households with $70 Million in life-sustaining energy assistance.
In 2013, NJ SHARES turns 15 years old.
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