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Can I get help applying to federal or State financial assistance programs?

June 1, 2020

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is partnering with four organizations to offer support services to businesses seeking federal financial assistance through Small Business Administration (SBA) programs. These organizations will help small business owners file their applications through the SBA to receive working capital loans to help them survive this crisis.

The following organizations have been selected to provide application assistance to businesses:

This assistance includes, but is not limited to, preparing financial information, packaging application documentation, and completing and submitting the on-line or paper-based application. Compensation for these organizations will be based on completed and submitted SBA applications. The assistance may be conducted in person or electronically.

Additionally, the SBA has a number of other approved technical assistance providers who may also be able to help you:

Small Business Development Centers in New Jersey can be located at [pdf]

  • New Jersey Small Business Development Center Headquarters (Statewide). Contact Deborah Smarth at (973) 353-1927 or
  • NJSBDC at Kean University (Union). Contact David Margulies at (908) 737-4220 or
  • NJSBDC at Rutgers Newark (Essex). Contact Tendai Ndoro at (973) 353-5950 or
  • NJSBDC at New Jersey City University (Hudson). Contact Videsh Bahadur at (201) 200-2156 or
  • NJSBDC at William Paterson University (Passaic). Contact Kate Muldoon at (973) 321-1378 or
  • NJSBDC at Ramapo College of New Jersey (Bergen). Contact Vincent Vicari at (201) 684-7135 or
  • NJSBDC at Brookdale Community College (Monmouth & Ocean). Contact Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes at (732) 842-8685 or
  • NJSBDC of Northwest Jersey (Sussex, Morris & Warren). Contact Dolores Stammer at (908) 269-8475 or
  • NJSBDC at Rutgers Camden (Burlington, Camden, Gloucester & Salem). Bob Palumbo at (856) 225-6221 or
  • NJSBDC at Stockton University (Atlantic, Cape May & Cumberland). Contact Carol Waties at (609) 626-3889 or
  • NJSBDC at The College of New Jersey (Mercer). Contact Lorraine Allen at (609) 771-2947 or
  • NJSBDC at Raritan Valley Community College (Hunterdon & Somerset). Contact Bill Harnden at (908) 526-1200 x8516 or
  • NJSBDC at Rutgers University New Brunswick (Middlesex). Contact Elayne McClaine at (848) 445-8790 or

Women’s Business Centers can be located at:

For help with the new State programs, please contact NJEDA Customer Care at (609) 858-6767.