Help with small business program applications available

A table at city hall has been provided to assist businesses

As New Jersey remains stuck in Phase 2 of reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic due to an increased transmission rate, small businesses are struggling to stay afloat.

The city has helped small businesses throughout the pandemic through grant programs and other initiatives.

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A table at city hall has been set up to help businesses. Residents will be allowed in one at a time to maintain social distancing.

Help is at hand

The city will have a tablet where residents can apply online to the CARES Act Small Business Program, with assistance. Paper applications will also be available.

Staffers can assist businesses with scanning documents. The city will accept paper applications and documents to submit to the county.

Materials with information on other upcoming grant programs will be available.

Assistant City Business Administrator Mark Bonamo will visit businesses with a tablet and paper applications.

The link to the application is posted on the City of Bayonne website. Applicants can also access it on the county application. For more information, visit

Applications will be accepted from August 3 through 14. The program will not be administered on a first-come, first- served basis.

To view the grant criteria or the Hudson County document , visit the city website. 

The county document will include a link to the CARES Act application.

Businesses can also apply to the Hudson County Small Business Grant program. The application will be available at city hall until August 13.

For updates on this and other stories, check and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Dan Israel can be reached at

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