Grant Amount : $2,500


Bergen County, New Jersey is opening a new small business grant program with its allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds. Eligible businesses can apply for up to $2,500 to cover expenses resulting from pandemic related closures or interruptions. Priority will go to businesses that are registered as Women Business Enterprise, Minority Business Enterprise, Veteran-Owned Small Business, or a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business with the state. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

How do I Qualify?

To qualify for the Bergen County ARP Small Business Grant Program businesses must fall under the following criteria:

  • The business must be located within Bergen County;
  • The business must be owned by an individual, a partnership, a corporation, or a limited liability company;
  • The business cannot have more than 5 full-time equivalent employees as of the first quarter of 2022;
  • The business must have experienced a loss in gross revenue between 2019 and 2020, as evidenced by Federal tax returns;
  • Non-profit organizations, real estate holding companies, and businesses behind on their tax payments are NOT eligible.

About the Grantor

Bergen County Small Business Grant
Bergen County
Bergen County is home to nearly one million residents and has an affordable tax base for families and businesses. We have more than 9,000 acres of parks, five world-class golf courses, a nationally accredited zoo, horseback riding, skiing, camping, hiking, swimming, concerts and movies in the park, Winter Wonderland and five outstanding colleges.
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