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COVID-related Business Assistance

Assistance is available to help Covid-affected businesses in the City of New Brunswick with business rent and mortgages.

During 2020, many New Brunswick businesses were devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions. To help get businesses back on their feet, the City of New Brunswick is launching a COVID-19 Business Relief Grant.

The grant will award up to $30,000 to COVID-impacted businesses, provided the funds allow the business to retain or hire one Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) person that qualifies as Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI).

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) shall be determined as 40 hours per week.

The grant will be paid out in six equal one-month payments of up to $5,000. The business will have to provide monthly information proving that the FTE position exists and is filled by an LMI person(s). In the event the person(s) leave the employment of the business, the business must hire another LMI person(s). The LMI person(s) whose jobs are created because of this program must be residents of the City of New Brunswick, and must have work authorization. Retained positions do not have a New Brunswick requirement but must still have work authorization.

(Businesses assisted by the Neighborhood Preservation Program are prohibited from applying for this program.)

Applications can be submitted from March 22 to April 9, 2021. The time frame for submission ends at 4:00 PM on Friday, April 9, 2021.  Scroll down for the application and necessary attachments (A to H).

Grant flow chart
Click HERE to open and print the APPLICATION

Click and print each of the Attachments A through H below that must accompany each application. 

ATTACHMENT A - LMI Definition and Job Creation Documentation

ATTACHMENT B - Employer Job Title Certification

ATTACHMENT C - Business Job Creation Commitment

ATTACHMENT D - Statement of Ownership

ATTACHMENT E - Compliance with Regulations

ATTACHMENT F - Iran Investment Disclosure

ATTACHMENT G - Documents to Upload

ATTACHMENT H - CDBG Self Certification of Income