Additional $100 million on the way for NJ COVID Relief

Sen Menendez announces

TRENTON – On 14 October 2020, Gov. Phil Murphy with US Senator Bob Menendez and Congressman Tom Malinowski announced $100 million in additional Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to support New Jersey COVID-19 affected residents and businesses.

$70 million will be distributed to restaurants, microbusinesses, and other small businesses through Phase 3 of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. $10 million of the funds will help small businesses purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) through the NJEDA Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program. $15 million will support renters through the Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program; and $5 million will support food banks and other hunger relief efforts.  

“Small businesses and the people they employ are the backbone of New Jersey’s economy, yet they have borne a disproportionate share of the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Murphy“It is incumbent on us to support them in any way possible. This additional funding helps us accomplish that goal.” 

“Many restaurants have had a hard time staying afloat even with outdoor dining and are now facing an uncertain winter. Our economic recovery depends on the ability of our small businesses to survive until an effective treatment and cure for the coronavirus can be found,” said Senator Steve Sweeney. “We need Washington to step up now with another stimulus package to keep us from sliding further into recession.” 

“I want to commend our state leaders for working together to get the federal coronavirus relief dollars we passed last spring into the hands of those who need it most,” said US Senator Bob Menendez.  “This $100 million fund comes from the money we in Congress included in the CARES Act to help combat the economic fallout of this pandemic.”

Phase 3 of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program expands eligibility to any business with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) and increases the amount of funding businesses can receive. To ensure funds flow to businesses that need them most, Phase 3 grants are earmarked primarily forrestaurants and micro-businesses. $35 million will be dedicated to support businesses classified as “Food Services and Drinking Places” and $15 million is designated for “micro-businesses” with five or less employees. The remaining $20 million will be available to support any eligible business. 

One third of each funding pool is designated for entities located in New Jersey Opportunity Zones. 

$10 million will support the NJEDA’s new Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program, an public-private partnership for businesses with 100 employees or fewer to receive grants in the form of discounts on PPE purchased through NJEDA “Designated Vendors”.  read more

Small landlords can apply for free New Jersey grants until Tuesday, October 13

NJ help for landlords

Small landlords can apply for free New Jersey grants until Tuesday, October 13. Apply today!

EIDL government loans for COVID-affected businesses with only 3.75% interest available now

EIDL

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18 drop boxes for vote-by-mail ballots will be stationed around Bergen County

Bergen County ballot drop box

HACKENSACK – By order of Gov. Phil Murphy’s, the November general election will be carried out by mail-in ballot only, and each New Jersey county must have secure ballot drop boxes. The Bergen County Board of Elections will have 18 drop boxes located throughout the county and your vote-by-mail ballots can be deposited in them.

The drop boxes will be outside the following locations:

  • Bergenfield                             198 North Washington Ave (Borough Hall in Rear)
  • Demarest                                 118 Serpentine Road (Borough Hall)
  • Englewood                              2-10 North Van Brunt Street (City Hall)
  • Fair Lawn                               8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue (behind Borough Hall)
  • Fort Lee                                  1355 Inwood Terrace/Anderson Avenue Circular Drive (Fort Lee Community Center)
  • Hackensack                             One Bergen County Plaza (County Administration Building)
  • Hasbrouck Heights                 320 Boulevard (behind Borough Hall)
  • Hillsdale                                  380 Hillsdale Avenue (Borough Hall parking lot)
  • North Arlington                      214 Ridge Road (Borough Hall)
  • Oakland                                  One Municipal Plaza (Borough Hall, across from Library)
  • Old Tappan                             227 Old Tappan Road (Borough Hall)
  • Paramus                                   1 Jockish Square (Borough Hall, outside main entrance)
  • Ramsey                                   30 Wyckoff Avenue (Rear of Library)
  • Ridgefield                               725 Slocum Avenue (Ridgefield Community Center)
  • Ridgewood                             131 North Maple Avenue (Village Hall)
  • Rutherford                              176 Park Avenue (Borough Hall)
  • Teaneck                                   818 Teaneck Road (Municipal Building, North Entrance)
  • Wyckoff                                  340 Franklin Avenue (Municipal Building)

Drop boxes provide a secure and speedy alternative to sending vote-by-mail ballots through the USPS, which has been experiencing delivery delays. The drop boxes were paid for by the State of New Jersey. read more

Breaking: now you can register or change your NJ voter registration – online

Register to vote

NJ now allows online voter registration and information changes. Register by 13 Oct 2020.

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Cómo llenar el Censo 2020

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Guide to NJ’s 2020 Vote by Mail Election

Patch published a detailed synopsis of how New Jersey’s first vote-by-mail elections are going to work. 2020 is the first year that mail-in ballot voting will be taking place statewide.

Vote by Mail ballots can be returned by the USPS, placed in ballot boxes Gov. Murphy is situating around the state, turned in at polling locations and at county offices.

You can also cast your vote by visiting a polling location, but the ballot will be provisional since the staff will not be able to tell whether you have already sent in your mail-in ballot. read more

Bergen County Cares small business grant program open for second time thru Friday, August 21

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The intentional destruction of the USPS started in 2006 and has now reached critical proportions

Rep Defazio introduces the USPS Fairness Act

The Post Office being the major equity engine it is, put it on the Conservative hit list a while back. Its intentional destruction has reached critical proportions.

NJ Senate will hold first ever remote hearing to consider COVID-19 bills

NJJ State House chamber

NJ Senate will hold first ever remote hearing to consider COVID-19 bills

Gov. Murphy signs Executive Order allowing NJ tenants to pay back rent with security deposits

Governor Murphy

Gov. Murphy signs Executive Order allowing NJ tenants to pay back rent with security deposits

Fondos de alivio: cuando llegarán y cómo compartir sus datos bancarios con el IRS

Treasury check

When stimulus check should arrive – and how to share bank account information with the IRS

Si todavía no ha recibido su pago del gobierno federal por alivio del impacto económico, visite esta página del IRS para aprender cuando llegará. En esta página también puede compartir los datos de su cuenta bancaria para el pago ser remitido electronicamente, el método más rapido. Haga click en “Get My Payment” para iniciar el proceso.

Forbes comparte el horario programado para el envío de cheques en papel a las personas que no han compartido su información bancaria con el IRS. read more

Horario de mercados en norte Nueva Jersey (y a nivel nacional) para personas mayores y en alto riesgo

Coronavirus Shopping foto

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Sin someter una declaración de renta al IRS usted puede todavía recibir un cheque de estímulo

IRS page for non-filers

Aún los que no estén obligados someter una declaración de renta al IRS pueden calificarse para recibir su cheque de estímulo llenando el formulario en la página web del IRS.