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NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Phase 2

Following the response to the NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program in April and May, the NJEDA has approved funding for Phase 2 of the program.

Applications for the expanded program will go live at 9:00 a.m. on June 9th. Phase 2 grants are intended to reimburse lost revenue as a result of COVID-19. Eligible businesses can receive a maximum of $10,000 to curb the impact of the pandemic.

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis, and applicants are encouraged to have all necessary items prepared ahead of time. To help with this, translated copies of the application are available for review now.

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OSHA Guide to Re-opening the Workplace

While communities begin to open up and non-essential workers return to their place of work, health and safety precautions should be top of mind for business owners. To help businesses protect their employees and community, OSHA has developed guidelines for reducing the risk of exposure in the workplace. Such guidelines include, but are not limited to, developing an infectious disease plan, purchasing personal protective equipment, and encouraging increased sanitation.

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Status of Re-opening: Entering Stage 2

New Jersey has moved into Stage 2 and businesses are gradually re-opening under the state's Road Back plan. On Monday, June 1st, Governor Phil Murphy announced plans for reopening outdoor dining, non-essential retail stores, hair salons, and barbershops. Following a phased approach, outdoor dining and non-essential retail will be able to re-open on June 15th, and hair salons and barbershops may open June 22nd. The state continues to monitor infection rates and numbers and is prepared to revisit plans for re-opening if numbers begin to increase.

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Note: The above link includes details for essential retail. With the re-opening on June 15th, non-essential retail will follow the same guidelines.


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