Business Support - COVID-19

Information for NJ Businesses

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Grant Opportunity for Black & Minority Owned Businesses

Fiserv will award grants in the amount of $10,000 to Black- and minority-owned businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and social unrest. The grant, which will be offered to select cities, is now open for New York and surrounding areas, including all of New Jersey. 

The Back2Business Grant is a part of a larger Fiserv initiative to equip minority-owned small businesses with vital education, coaching, and capital to truly fuel the growth of our communities, creating sustainable business and shared value for all. In addition to the grant, the program will include opportunities for mentorship and access to technology solutions that enable revenue generation.

Grant applications are now open for eligible small businesses in New York and New Jersey. Applications are due by February 26th, 2021, but the sooner you apply, the better.  Visit

SID Economic Relief Survey

The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis that has enormous economic implications. The federal government has passed a $2 trillion aid packages with more money to follow for sole proprietors and businesses to maintain basic operations to be able to reset and thrive. Click here to complete the survey.

Reopening Safely: A Guide to Recovery and Reinvention

For the NJBIA industry-specific best practice documents and a reopening toolkit click here.  

Economic Assistance for Businesses & Individuals

The New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA) has launched the Small Business Lease-Emergency Assistance Grant Program, which is offering grants up to $10,000 to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 for rent or lease relief. Grants are available to small businesses located in NJRA’s 64 eligible municipalities in properties under 5,000 square feet:

• Tenants leasing commercial space in mixed-use buildings;

• Tenants leasing space in commercial buildings;

• Tenants leasing space to operate a storefront business.

The application opens on August 10th at 9:00 a.m. and grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis. CLICK HERE!

The State of New Jersey is providing guidance to all businesses being impacted by COVID-19. Please refer to the following link: Topics covered include operations guidance, economic assistance for business, benefits for impacted individuals, and more.

To apply for State Unemployment Insurance, please visit or call the following phone numbers:
NORTH JERSEY: 201-601-4100
CENTRAL JERSEY: 732-761-2020

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