Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Important Information for Businesses

Bound Brook Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit

Due to the continued restrictions regarding dining, the Borough of Bound Brook is temporarily permitting local restaurants and eating establishments to serve food and/or beverages in an outdoor space in a manner consistent with NJ’s Executive Order 150.

You can find the entire resolution and the outdoor dining permit application here: Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit

Somerset County "Open for Business" Map

Somerset County and the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force have developed an online map that will help connect businesses to consumers regarding everything they need to know to find open stores, restaurants, medical providers, contractors, and any other company navigating the “new normal” of pandemic economics.

Any Somerset County business that is open at any level can enter their information on the “Open for Business” map by clicking here: business map and filling out the simple form. The from includes location, contact information, social media, logos and images, services provided, menus and delivery services, and more as applicable. As the state regulations about business operations change, or as a business adopts new services and opportunities, they can update their entry at any time.

NJEDA Phase 3 Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program

Pre-registration for New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s Phase 3 Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program is now closed. The next step for those that pre-registered to apply for this grant is to fill out the full application based on the schedule posted by NJEDA.

Pre-registered applicants will need to return to the Application Portal to complete an application based on the following schedule:

  • Restaurants – 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2020
  • Micro businesses – 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020
  • All other businesses, excluding restaurants and micro businesses – 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 2, 2020

Applications for each category will be open for a period of one week and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

NJ 30 Day Fund Forgiveable Loan Program

Former Governor Chris Christie has announced that his new non-profit, NJ 30 Day Fund, is offering forgivable loans to small businesses in NJ to assist with the economic impact of Covid-19. NJ businesses can receive up to $3000. For more information and to apply click here:

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

The SBA has posted the PPP Loan Forgiveness Program Application form. The PPP Loans will be fully forgiven if the funds are used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities (due to likely high subscription, at least 75% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll). Loan payments will also be deferred for six months. No collateral or personal guarantees are required. Neither the government nor lenders will charge small businesses any fees. This loan has a maturity of 2 years and an interest rate of 1%. Click here to view more details on the PPP Loan Forgiveness Program. Click below to download the application: PPP Loan Forgiveness Program Application

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance Program

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance (EIDL) program is currently accepting applications. Small businesses are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. View more information about the EIDL program and access the application here:

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