Bayonne businesses to receive $2.6 million in COVID-19 relief

Mayor Davis said checks have been mailed to 172 businesses

Help is on the way!
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Help is on the way!

Mayor James Davis has announced that Bayonne is distributing $2.6
million in COVID-19 relief funds that it received from the Hudson County administration.

The relief is in the form of checks, which are being distributed to 172 Bayonne businesses that qualified for the grants.

The checks were mailed on Oct. 29, so grant recipients can expect to receive them by mail in early November.

Recovering lost ground

“During this difficult time, our local businesses have suffered financially,” Davis said. “These relief funds should help make up for some of their losses in 2020. I would like to thank County Executive Tom DeGise and County Freeholder Kenny Kopacz for the county’s work on this important financial relief program.”

First priority was given to businesses that had not received federal grant assistance, New Jersey, Economic Development Authority grants, U.S. Small Administration grants, or any other grants.

The County of Hudson completed the administrative work to get help for local businesses. Small businesses prepared for the application process by submitting several financial documents.

“I would like to thank the New Jersey Congressional delegation for supporting the financial relief legislation in the House of Representatives and the Senate earlier this year,” Davis said. “Our economy has not recovered yet all of the ground it lost. I hope that additional relief legislation will pass in Washington as soon as possible, so that businesses and jobs can be saved and restored.”

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