New Jersey Credit Union Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications for Technical Assistance Related to the Discontinuation of Windows XP
The New Jersey Credit Union Foundation often provides financial assistance to New Jersey credit unions faced with regulatory changes that affect their technological infrastructure. Most notably the Foundation provided technical assistance grants for equipment related to remote deposit capture. Many New Jersey credit unions benefited from funds related to this initiative and were able to continue serving members effectively and efficiently.
Credit unions, and many other businesses, are currently being faced with the discontinuation of Windows XP. Many credit unions are operating with older system that cannot handle the upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8. Many will not be able to complete regular member services due to this change.
Due to this change, the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation will now be accepting technical assistance grants as part of its XP Sunset Grant Program. This program looks to help credit unions under $25 million in assets, in good financial standing, upgrade their equipment in order to continue serving their members. Grant applications will be accepted until April 30, 2014.
Similar to the Foundation’s Remote Deposit Capture Grant Program, all grant applications will be reviewed and available dollars will be disbursed evenly to all eligible credit union applicants.
Grant applications for the program can be found here. Questions and submissions should be sent to Foundation Executive Director Candice Nigro at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-448-2426 ext. 110.
In an effort to provide as many grants as possible to credit unions in New Jersey, the Foundation is also asking for financial support, or donated equipment, from all credit unions. If you would like to contribute in any way, please contact Candice Nigro at the information above.