INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 RESOURCES
The HCEDC, in our service to the community, is proud to provide resources to help guide residents and businesses through the assessment and planning process to sustain your business as we navigate through the uncertainty of COVID-19. We will update this information as additional resources become available. For more information or if you need additional guidance please contact Michelle Richardson, Executive Director at (201) 369-4370, ext. 3, or via email, email@example.com.
Hudson County Small Business Relief Program (HCSBRP)
Applications will be accepted from August 3rd through August 14th for the Hudson County Small Business Relief Program (HCSBRP) to provide grants of up to $20,000 to support small businesses located in Hudson County with no more than 25 full-time employees. The HCSBRP is funded through the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Grant funds may be used for a range of COVID-19 Pandemic costs resulting from closure, partial closure, or interruption of a small business, including pay for eligible expenses incurred or anticipated to be incurred between March 15, 2020 and August 31, 2020.
If your business is located in Bayonne, East Newark, Guttenberg, Harrison, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Weehawken and West New York, please click on the following link for additional information and to apply: https://bit.ly/HudsonCountySmallBusinessReliefProgram
If your business is located in Jersey City, applications are being accepted through September 2020 at: https://jcedc.org/CARES-ACT-GRANT/
If your business is located in Hoboken, applications are being accepted through August 15th at: https://www.hobokennj.gov/smallbusinessgrants
If your business is located in Kearny, please follow the link below for additional information: https://kcares.msicloud.us/live/
Recovering from COVID-19: Key Census Programs and Tools to Guide Business Recovery
The HCEDC was proud to join the Hudson County Community College Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development, the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey and the United States Census Bureau for this Business Webinar. Learn how your business can benefit from the Census Bureau’s new programs, tools and how best to utilize the information provided.
Recovering From COVID-19: Key Census Bureau Programs and Tools to Guide Business Recovery Business Webinar
Business Survival Series Webinars
The HCEDC is proud to present the Business Survival Series: A Four-Part series of Free Live Webinars to help Hudson County Businesses rebound from the COVID-19 crisis. These webinars will help business owners navigate business reopening while ensuring sustainability!
Business Survival Series Part 2: Marketing Strategy- June 17, 2020
Business Survival Series Part 3: Understanding Your Financial Statements- June 24, 2020
Business Survival Series Part 4: Projecting Financial Results-July 1, 2020
COVID-19 Funding Update Webinar- June 3, 2020
In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Federal, State and Local governments have taken action to support the recovery of small businesses. The HCEDC hosted the COVID-19 Funding Update Webinar on June 3rd to provide updates on the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act as well as the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program, in addition to partner updates.
COVID-19 Programs for Business Webinar- April 17, 2020
The HCEDC presented an informative webinar for business-owners focused on Hudson County’s COVID-19 Programs for Business on April 17, 2020.
Webinar Details include:
-What funding is available?
-What’s best for my business?
-Where & how to apply for Federal, State & Local Programs
Special Guest Speakers include:
Mayor Steven Fulop, Dr. Eric Friedman and Kevin O’Connor
-Christina Fuentes, Director of Small Business Services, NJEDA
-Melanie Willoughby, Executive Director, NJ Business Action Center
-Mayor Steven Fulop, City of Jersey City
-Adam Farrah, President, UCEDC
-Wayne Meyer, President, New Jersey Community Capital
County of Hudson
State of New Jersey
- Governor Phil Murphy Executive Orders
- Governor Phil Murphy Administrative Orders
- New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub
- Business.NJ.gov– your one-stop for the information you need to do business in New Jersey
- Operational Reopening Resources
- For questions: 1-800-JERSEY-7 or visit the “Live Chat With an Expert” feature
New Jersey Department of Health
- New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 Information Page
- New Jersey Department of Health – COVID Information for Businesses
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
- EDA Hotline Number: 844-965-1125
- COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Businesses
New Jersey Department of Labor
Small Business Administration
- SBA Hotline Number: 800-659-2955
- Register for Counseling at the NJSBDC at New Jersey City University
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
- Coronavirus Relief Options
Senator Robert Menendez
Senator Cory Booker
- NJEDA Announces Agencies Selected to Offer Technical Assistance to COVID-19 Impacted Small Businesses Applying for SBA Funding
- African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey
- Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Veterans Chamber of Commerce
- Rising Tide Capital
Other Important Resources:
Chambers of Commerce