This website is known as New Jersey Community Resources. The site began in 1994 when a list of state legislators was uploaded to a Rutgers University website. It was done so fellow citizens could contact their representatives to vote for an Internet bill. The measure, supported by a coalition of groups, won passage after a two year effort. The result of the group effort, was the creation of New Jersey Legislature's website.
Realizing the power of sharing information on the World Wide Web, a personal homepage was created named the New Jersey Energy Page. It began with a few pages with links for various state energy assistance programs, a set of links of New Jersey libraries already online, and a list of nonprofit organizations. In 1996 another page was introduced, providing information on New Jersey's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The page was renamed New Jersey Community Resources when other non-energy pages were published.
njcommunityresources.info is a site intended to serve as an information source so New Jersey residents can readily find, share and benefit from online information. Many of the pages function as directories with subjects ranging from elected officials, or libraries, to transportation websites, and community agencies. Other pages attempt to disseminate information on the Earned Income Tax Credit, rules to protect consumers against unnecessary utility disconnections and public or private energy assistance programs.