Bergen County, New Jersey
Small Business Grant Program

Overview


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious financial impact on communities across the country, which prompted the passage of The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act by the federal government. The County of Bergen, under the leadership of County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders, utilizing CARES Act relief funds, has launched the Bergen County CARES Small Business Grant Program. The Bergen County CARES Small Business Grant Program is an economic stability measure designed to provide financial relief to small businesses negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and to increase overall business confidence during recovery.


Receipt of grant funds through the Bergen County Small Business Grant Program is a one-time opportunity. Any business that has received grant funds during any phase of the Bergen County Small Business Grant Program is not eligible to receive additional grant funds through the Program.



Phase 2: Restaurants and Food Service Establishments (Less then 20 Full Time Employees)
(*See Documentation requirements below)

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Phase 3: Essential Retail (Less then 20 Full Time Employees)
Application opens Sept 7th

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Phase 4: All Small Businesses (Less then 20 Full Time Employees)
Application opens Sept 14th

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Application deadline for Phases 2, 3 and 4: Friday, October 5, 2020 at 5pm. You must have your complete application in before this date


Be Prepared: For your application to be complete, you will need to upload in digital format the following items: