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Where can I find information about the PPE Access Program for small businesses and non-profits? What resources are available to connect buyers and vendors of PPE?
New Jersey PPE Access Program
The New Jersey Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Access Program is an innovative public-private partnership that helps businesses and non-profits protect the health and safety of their employees and customers.
Through the program all NJ-based businesses and non-profits are eligible for 10% discounts on PPE purchases made through approved online retailers, including Boxed, Staples, and Office Depot. Just visit the program website to get started: https://covid19.nj.gov/ppeaccess.
Starting November 24th, organizations with 100 or fewer employees can apply for an additional 65% discount on PPE products purchased through the approved online vendors. The additional 65% discounts are capped at $800. For businesses located in Opportunity Zones the discount is capped at $1,000.
All organizations approved before Tuesday, November 24th, automatically had their existing retailer accounts updated to reflect these changes. The 65% discounts are only eligible for purchases on or after November 24th. All purchases made before November 24th will remain at the 10% + 25% discount rate. Additionally, updated budgets will include a deduction from any purchases made prior to the upgraded discount and budget.
All additional small business discounts were extended to December 10th, regardless of when the organization first applied.
All organizations can also utilize a free online PPE planning tool to estimate how much PPE they will need in the coming months.
If you are interested in becoming an approved online retailer or are an NJ-based PPE manufacturer or wholesaler, see the program website for more information on how you can participate: https://covid19.nj.gov/ppeaccess.
For any additional questions, email smallbusinessPPE@njeda.com