Skip to content

NJEDA Announces Reopening of Pre-Registration Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program

NJEDA Announces Reopening of Pre-Registration Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program

COVID-19 Business Resources Small Business Resources NJ Economic Development Association (NJEDA) Resources
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) reopened pre-registration for Phase 4 of its Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program this morning, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., the Authority announced today. Governor Phil Murphy recently announced the allocation of $200 million in additional funds to help fulfill Phase 4 grant applications. Small business owners and non-profits that have not previously applied for Phase 4 grants may pre-register as a preliminary step toward applying for grants of up to $20,000.

Phase 4 funding is supporting restaurants, micro-businesses, and child care providers, as well as other small businesses. To ensure grants reach businesses in the hardest hit communities, including communities of color, the NJEDA has assigned one-third of funding to businesses with a primary business location within the 715 census tracts designated as eligible to be selected as an Opportunity Zone. 

Interested business owners and non-profits will need to pre-register here to access the application. Pre-registration reopened today, and will remain open for five weeks, until Wednesday, June 30, at 5:00 p.m. Applications will become available following the pre-registration period, as pre-registered applicants will be asked to return to to complete an application based on the following schedule:

  • Restaurants (Food Services and Drinking Places, NAICS begins with 722), Child Care Providers (NAICS code 624410) and Small Business (6 more Full Time Equivalent Employees): July 7, 2021, 9:00 a.m. 
  • Micro Business (5 or Less Full Time Equivalent Employees): July 8, 2021, 9:00 a.m.  

Applications will remain open through July 15, 2021, 5:00 p.m. and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, based upon the date and time the Authority receives a completed application submission. Applicants must complete the full application to be considered for grant funding.

If you have any questions, please contact Christina Renna, President & CEO at
Powered By GrowthZone
Scroll To Top