Ask Your COVID-19 Questions Here
Where can I learn more about information on COVID-19's impact on businesses, and what resources are available to help?
For information on COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus and its impact on businesses, please visit the State of New Jersey COVID-19 business information hub at https://cv.business.nj.gov. You'll find information about resources, assistance, and regulations. On the site, you can also live chat with a representative from the NJ Department of State's Business Action Center.
Emergency Grants + Loans
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority recently announced several new programs to support thousands of businesses and their workers facing economic hardship due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The initiatives include a grant program for small businesses, a zero-interest loan program for mid-size companies, support for private-sector lenders, funding for entrepreneurs, and a variety of resources providing technical support and marketplace information. For more information read this article.
New Jersey businesses are also eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs). These are working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period. Learn more on how to apply and if you're eligible here.
Jobs + Hiring
The State of New Jersey has also developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. If you are seeking workers or more information about the programs available to support businesses, please visit the COVID-19 Jobs Portal.