Bergen County, New Jersey
Small Business Grant Program


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 5: All Small Businesses (30 or Less Full Time Employees)
Application opens October 9th

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All eligible businesses in all phases can submit an application up until the deadline of Friday, October 30th 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:

If you have any questions on the program please email them to: or call (201) 336-6011.