to the many resourceful businesses that applied.

We look forward to working with you.

Cares | Local Matching Grant Program

NJ Advance Media, representing + The Express Times pledged up to

$10 Million

in matching grants.


Since the start of the pandemic, our journalists have provided to you and the people of the Greater Lehigh Valley critical news and information and stories of how individuals and businesses have come together to help each other.  Audiences have turned to us in record numbers for breaking news on They have engaged on our social channels, received our newsletters and have continued to be loyal subscribers of The Express-Times. As our digital readership more than doubled, so did the realization of the gravity of COVID-19 on our community.

Deeply committed to the people and businesses of The Greater Lehigh Valley, our team has shared your sense of hope as restrictions have begun to relax. As we have emerged from our homes, we find a changed community landscape. As your business begins to reopen, we know you need to navigate a new reality. and The Express-Times stand ready to support you in the wake of COVID-19 and beyond.

That’s why we committed up to $10 Million in matching grants to support the marketing, advertising, and branding needs of Greater Lehigh Valley and New Jersey businesses. This program is meant to help give businesses an extra boost as they reopen and communicate to existing and potential new customers. If you are among the businesses that took advantage of this benefit, thank you. We truly hope that our contribution will make a lasting difference during an uncertain time.

Our community is priority number one.


Steve Alessi

The application period for the NJ Advance Media Matching Grants has ended.

Contact us today!