NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program – Phase 3 Pre-Registration Now Open

NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program – Phase 3 Pre-Registration Now Open
Information for Phase 3 of the NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant
Mandatory Pre-Registration and Application Periods
Pre-Registration Opens at 9am EST on October 19, 2020 and Closes 5pm EST on October 27, 2020. To be Eligible for Phase 3 funding your business MUST pre-register. Access the Pre-Registration here.
Phase 3 of the Grant Program will likely be oversubscribed. To streamline the application process, the Authority is requiring all applicants to pre-register online. Applications will become available on a rolling basis following the pre-registration period. Pre-registered applicants will need to return to complete an application based on the following schedule:
  • Restaurants – 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2020
  • Micro businesses – 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020
  • All other businesses, excluding restaurants and micro businesses – 9:00 am on Monday, November 2, 2020
Applications for each category will be open for a period of one week will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
To prepare for the pre-registration process, please review the Sample of the Pre-Registration Process.
Phase 3 Program Overview and Eligibility
NJEDA will award a total of $70 million in federal CARES Act funding to small businesses. Any business or nonprofit located in New Jersey, including home-based businesses, with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) is eligible to receive grant funding during Phase 3. Businesses that received funding in previous phases of the program are eligible to receive Phase 3 funding.
Grant awards will be calculated based on the number of FTEs businesses employ.
  • Eligible Micro-businesses with five or fewer FTEs and sole proprietorships will receive up to $5,000
  • Eligible Businesses with six to 25 FTEs will receive up to $10,000
  • Eligible Businesses with 26 to 50 FTEs will receive up to $15,000.
For businesses that are classified as “Food Services and Drinking Places” (NAICS code 722) ONLY:
  • Eligible Businesses in this classification with five or fewer employees will receive up to $10,000
  • Eligible Businesses with six to 25 FTEs will receive up to $15,000
  • Eligible Businesses with 26 to 50 FTEs will receive up to $20,000
Please use the NJEDA Phase 3 Grant Eligibility Estimator and NJEDA Phase 3 Grant Size Estimator to understand your businesses’ eligibility.
Your organization may use Phase 3 grant funding to…
Reimburse revenue lost as a result of a business interruption caused by COVID-19. Businesses may not use the funding for capital expenses.

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