Bayonne businesses can apply for state grants

New NJDEA grants are available for businesses impacted by COVID-19


Bayonne Mayor James Davis is urging small businesses struggling to stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for state aid.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has just launched an additional $70 million in funding.

Phase 3 of the program provides grants of $5,000 to $20,000 to New Jersey businesses and nonprofits with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees (FTEs), including sole proprietorships and home-based businesses.

Preregistration is required before Oct. 27 at 5p.m. Go to

$35 million will support businesses classified as “Food Services and Drinking Places;” $15 million to support businesses that have had 5 or fewer FTEs in the past six quarters of WR-30 filings; $20 million will support businesses that had 6 to 50 FTEs in any of the past six quarters of WR-30 filings.

Applicants that applied for funding during Phase 1 or Phase 2 of the program may be eligible for Phase 3 funding, whether they received funding, were declined, or waitlisted.

Pre-registered applicants must return to the site to complete an application. Restaurants will need to log on at 9 a.m. on Oct. 29; Micro businesses, with 5 or fewer employees, must log on at 9 a.m. on Oct. 30.

All other businesses must log on at 9 a.m. on Nov. 2.

Call 844-965-1125 for questions about the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. Go to for additional information.

Residents may also call Mark J. Bonamo, Assistant Business Administrator for the City of Bayonne, at 201-436- 5475 or or email him at

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