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Tropical Storm Ida - Small Business Assistance

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (September 6, 2021) - On September 3, 2021, Governor Murphy announced $10 million in financial relief for small businesses impacted by Tropical Storm Ida.  This proposed relief plan will provide grants to New Jersey small businesses impacted by severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Ida.  The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has been tasked with creating and administering the program, which will provide short-term, immediate rent/mortgage reimbursement support to New Jersey businesses and non-profits with up to 50 employees that suffered physical damage on September 1st and 2nd, 2021 and any additional flooding immediately thereafter.

The parameters of this program (announced on September 3, 2021) are preliminary and are subject to change. The proposed program will be presented to the NJEDA's Board for consideration of approval at a special meeting on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM.  If approved, the NJEDA expects to announce full details and the application timeline for the grant program following that meeting.

In the meantime, be sure to take photos and document any damage resulting from Tropical Storm Ida on September 1st and 2nd to ensure you have documentation of impact needed for insurance and any federal or state relief programs that may become available moving forward.

To learn more about this program, please visit  https://business.nj.gov/recent/ida  for detailed information.

For more information regarding disaster assistance, please visit www.disasterassistance.gov

To return to this page in the future, please go to:  cityofnewbrunswick.org/ida