PASSAIC COUNTY - Passaic County and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has extended the deadline for business owners to apply for the COVID-19 small business grant to July 8th at 5:00pm.  The original deadline was June 30. 

Small business owners and nonprofit organizations can apply here:

“The grant extension is great news for our small businesses and non-profit organizations in Passaic County,” said Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara. “Our county benefits from every single small business and social service agency in our community, and we urge those who haven’t applied yet to take advantage of this opportunity to help alleviate some of the financial burdens this pandemic has caused.”

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The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) serves as the State’s principal agency for driving economic growth. The NJEDA is committed to making New Jersey a national model for inclusive and sustainable economic development by focusing on key strategies to help build strong and dynamic communities, create good jobs for New Jersey residents, and provide pathways to a stronger and fairer economy.

Applications for the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program are available at Comprehensive information about New Jersey’s coronavirus response is available at

To learn more about NJEDA resources for businesses, residents may call NJEDA Customer Care at 609-858-6767 or visit