BAYONNE, NJ - Application are now being accepted Hudson County's program designed to provide grants to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline for applications is Friday, August 14.
Last week Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne would join the county’s program to better support small businesses requiring assistance through the program. Priority, he said, will be given to businesses that have not received funding from any of the previous federal, state, or other programs that have been established in the past months.
“I understand the difficulties facing our small business community, and I have been fighting to get much-needed aid,” Davis said. “With constantly changing guidelines from the federal government we have faced unpredictable delays.”
According to Hudson County Freeholder Bill O’Dea the program will provide up to $20,000 per small business with 25 employees or fewer, including $2,000 per full time employee and $1,000 per part-time employee.
The grant, O’Dea added, will help subsidize small businesses who need help to start up again or which have kept open during the pandemic, paying employees at a loss.
“We purposely created an application period rather than have it be first come first served – although we are encouraging small businesses to apply at soon as possible. We also wanted to make sure there is a paper application as well as on-line for those businesses that do not have an IT department.”
Bayonne businesses can also contact the Bayonne Business Administrators' Office at 201-858-6109 for any questions of assistance needed.
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