A program to help New Jersey's at-risk families is getting nearly $10 million to expand home visitation activity.

Through the The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, social workers, nurses, or other professionals visit at-risk families in their homes to evaluate their living situations.  They also provide information to improve the health and education for at-risk children.

"This additional funding will help us build upon proven programs in New Jersey that are already helping children in at-risk households," said U.S. Senator Robert Menendez.

The $9.4 million in funds were awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration with the Department of Health and Human Services.