EDA taking applications for COVID-19 grant program starting Friday

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority will begin the application process for its COVID-19 emergency grant program on Friday, it announced Tuesday.

The EDA said in a news release that the application for the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program will become available at 9 a.m. on the state’s COVID-19 Business Information Hub.

“The launch of the grant program application marks a critical step in the state’s support of the small and midsized businesses that are feeling the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak,” EDA CEO Tim Sullivan said in a prepared statement. “The livelihood of business owners and their employees hinges on how successfully businesses can withstand this ongoing challenge. Under Gov. Phil Murphy’s leadership, the state is committed to advancing resources that will help businesses recover.”

The authority announced a package of seven initiatives — including this program — aimed at helping businesses and workers who face economic hardship at the coronavirus shuts down many aspects of life in New Jersey.

Applications for other programs tied to the COVID-19 crisis will be available in the coming weeks, the authority said.

For information on eligibility for this and other EDA programs, click here.

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