ELIGIBILITY IS NOW OPEN TO BUSINESSES WITH UP TO THIRTY EMPLOYEES
Gloucester County is developing the Microenterprise Business Assistance Program in response to the economic problems faced by small businesses as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The program’s goal is to retain jobs and stabilize local businesses. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to eligible non-profit organizations. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds this initiative through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG-CV). Amounts totaling approximately $1.2 million have been reserved for awarding qualifying firms.
Funding is available to the retail, restaurant, entertainment, hospitality, and non-professional service enterprises, including seasonal businesses with up to five (5) employees (full and part-time), as of December 31, 2019. Home-based enterprises and those determined to be ineligible will be excluded from consideration. The business must submit a statement describing the impact of Coronavirus on its operations and/or revenue loss, as well as how the CDBG aid will be used to retain existing staff.
ELIGIBILITY FOR THE PROGRAM
To learn more, click here. Create an account with the Neighborly web portal.
Create an account by entering a valid email address, your name, and a password.
Your email address and password will serve as your login credentials in the future.
Choose an application: Grants for Microenterprises
Once you begin your application, you will be granted a Case ID# and will be able to save and return to complete it if you require additional time to gather your papers for uploading. ** Please keep in mind that once your application is submitted, it cannot be reopened for editing.
APPLICATIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS MAY NOT BE SUBMITTED MORE THAN ONCE – DUPLICATES WILL BE ELIMINATED DURING THE LOTTERY PROCESS.
Once the application submission period has ended, you will be able to log in and monitor the status of your application.
Please contact email@example.com with any questions or for assistance in completing your application: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By clicking here, you can access a template of the application that includes the needed information.
APPLICATION DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:
*Required-Tax Return – (Most Recent)
*Required-Three most recent business bank account statements
*Required-Current Lease or Property Loan Document.
*Required-Storefront Photograph. *Required W-9.
*Required– Evidence of Eligible Unpaid/Reimbursable Business Expenses.
*Required– NJ Business Registration Certificate.
*Required– Paystubs or Other Evidence of the Referenced LMI Person(s).