New Jersey COVID-19 Business Information

Up-to-date information for businesses on reopening after COVID, including rules and guidelines to follow, financial assistance programs, and other resources.

What State financial assistance programs are available for my business?

Updated:
September 7, 2021

New Jersey State Emergency COVID-19 Relief Programs

See each program page for details on programs administered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA).

Please click on each program below for more information.

Programs Currently Open:

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II - The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II will provide approximately $353 million in rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or incurred significant costs as a result of the pandemic, including those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Households may be eligible for up to 12 months of rental assistance to help pay for rent arrears incurred after March 13, 2020, and future rent to the extent that funds are available. The application period will close on December 15th, 2021. Landlords may apply on behalf of tenants, with the tenant’s permission. Participants will be selected on a rolling basis from the overall pool of applicants through a randomized process based on eligibility and lottery criteria. Additional information about the program, available in multiple languages, can be found online at on the DCA website. To apply visit: https://njdca.onlinepha.com.

Closed Programs:

Community Stage Relief Grant ProgramThe New Jersey Community Stage Relief Grant Program is a grant program that provides grants up to $300,000 to for-profit establishments that organize, promote, produce, manage, or host live events or performances by performing artists. Applications are now closed. For updates on your application status email NJCommunityArts@njeda.com.

Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program (Phase 2)The Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program provides direct low-cost financing of up to $100,000 to New Jersey-based businesses and nonprofits that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are now closed. Check your application status at the application portal.

NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant (Phase 4) – Phase 4 of the NJEDA’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program provides grants up to $20,000 to small- and medium- sized businesses and non-profits that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for Phase 4 are now closed. Check your application status at https://programs.njeda.com.

Sustain and Serve NJ (Phase 2)Sustain and Serve NJ provides grants of $100,000 to $2 million to eligible organizations to support bulk meal purchases from New Jersey-based restaurants that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase 2 of the program makes an additional $10 million available to entities to support bulk meal purchases. Applications are now closed. For updates on your application status email SSNJ@njeda.com.

Traditional NJEDA Programs

In addition to the programs listed on this page, the NJEDA encourages businesses to explore the Authority’s business support programs that are not specific to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. More details about these programs can be found on the NJEDA’s website at www.njeda.com

Source:

NJEDA