COVID-19 Small Business Relief Information

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non- profits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.


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NJEDA Announces New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19


Resiliency Resource: New Programs from NJ Economic Development Authority


The New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved a suite of new programs designed to support businesses and workers facing economic hardship.


The package of initiatives includes:

  • a grant program for small businesses, 

  • a zero-interest loan program for mid-size companies, 

  • support for private-sector lenders and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), 

  • funding for entrepreneurs, 

  • and a variety of resources providing technical support and marketplace information. 


Taken together, they will provide more than $75 million of State and private financial support, with the opportunity to grow to more than $100 million if additional philanthropic, State, and federal resources become available. The initiatives will support between 3,000 and 5,000 small and midsize enterprises and are meant to complement recently announced federal economic recovery initiatives.


New Jersey's Jobs Portal

There are thousands of jobs that need to be filled in New Jersey’s essential businesses amid the COVID-19 outbreak – and thousands of people finding themselves out of work and in need of employment.


To help connect these needs, Governor Murphy has created COVID-19 jobs portals: one for businesses seeking workers, and another for individuals seeking employment.



SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus