Provident Bank Announces $950,000 in NRTC Funding Awards to Ten New Jersey Non-Profit Organizations

Funds will be used to support revitalization plans for distressed neighborhoods

ISELIN, N.J., July 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Provident Bank, a leading New Jersey-based financial institution announced today the Bank has awarded $950,000 in funding to ten non-profit organizations as part of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) Program for fiscal year 2023. The non-profit organizations will use the funding to implement revitalization plans that address housing and economic development, provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to start businesses and job training for local residents, as well as complementary activities such as social services, recreation activities, and open space improvements. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (the “Department”) served as the intermediary agency between the non-profit organizations and Provident Bank.

NRTC program funding from Provident Bank has been awarded by the Department to the following non-profit organizations:

  • Clinton Hill Community Action - $100,000 for the revitalization of the Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood in Newark.
  • Greater Bergen Community Action - $75,000 for improvements to the River to Rail neighborhood district in Garfield.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark - $100,000 for the preservation and revitalization of Habitat Newark's West and Central Village Neighborhoods.
  • Interfaith Neighbors - $100,000 for the Asbury Park West Side Neighborhood Project XI.
  • Jewish Renaissance Foundation - $75,000 for the Perth Amboy Alliance for Community 2023.
  • Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District - $100,000 for the revitalization of Newark’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.
  • New Jersey Community Development Corporation - $100,000 for the improvement of the Great Falls/Spruce Street neighborhood of Paterson.
  • NORWESCAP South Main Street - $100,000 for the revitalization of the South Main Street neighborhood in downtown Phillipsburg.
  • NORWESCAP Sussex Borough - $100,000 for the revitalization of downtown Sussex Borough.
  • Paterson Habitat for Humanity - $100,000 for Northside Homes, Youth Development & Green Spaces for Everyone in the Northside neighborhood of Paterson.

“Provident Bank is proud to support these worthy non-profit organizations through the NRTC program,” said Joseph Spatola, Senior Vice President. “Our investment in this program is essential to these organizations’ efforts to advance their missions and revitalize their respective neighborhoods and is consistent with our commitment to helping the communities we serve,” added Spatola.

The NRTC Program, which is administered by DCA’s Division of Housing and Community Resources, is designed to jumpstart the renewal of neighborhoods at risk of experiencing a downturn. It accomplishes this through strategies developed by local residents and community-based non-profit organizations that assist them, as well as through financial contributions from corporations.

The community organizations prepare, submit, and receive approval from DCA for multi-year revitalization plans for the neighborhoods they serve. The corporations contribute funding to the NRTC Program and in return receive a 100 percent tax credit against various New Jersey state taxes. Every year, projects from the approved revitalization plans are listed in a qualified projects pool from which corporations choose the ones they want to financially support.

The NRTC funds must be used by the non-profit organizations for projects and activities that will implement the goals of the approved neighborhood plans.

About Provident Bank
Provident Bank, a community-oriented financial institution offering “Commitment you can count on” since 1839, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS), which reported assets of $13.78 billion as of March 31, 2023. With $10.30 billion in deposits, Provident Bank provides a comprehensive suite of financial products and services through its network of branches throughout northern and central New Jersey, as well as Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania and Nassau and Queens Counties in New York. The Bank also provides fiduciary and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust Company, and insurance services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Provident Protection Plus, Inc. For more information about Provident Bank, visit or join the conversations on Facebook (ProvidentBank) and Twitter (@ProvidentBank).

Keith Buscio