Coronavirus Business Resources

To better assist our clients, we have prepared the following resources as we know them currently.

4-8-2020 COVID 19 - Grants & Loans For Small Business

NJSBDC will review:

  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

  • SBA Express Bridge Loan

  • SBA Small Business Debt Relief Program

  • NJEDA Grants & Loans 

3-25-2020 SBA Disaster Loan Process and Funding Options

NJSBDC will review:

  • How to Apply for the Disaster Loan

  • Disaster Loan Application

  • NJ Department of Labor Programs

  • RBAC Loan Program

  • Grants

Small Business Administration (SBA)

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

NJDO Disaster Loan (EIDL) Application Instructions

https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19

https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19#section-header-1

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Documents/Three_Step_Process_SBA_Disaster_Loans.pdf

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Documents/SBA-Disaster-Assistance-Loans-Businesses-Nonprofits.pdf

NJSBA Lenders

See Page 32: https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/files/resourceguide_3131.pdf

FEMA

https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)

Emergency Assistance Eligibility Wizard

NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant (Applications Close at 9 AM on April 10, 2020)

NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan (Applications Open Monday, April 13, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.)

NJEDA Announces New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19: https://www.njeda.com/Press-Room/News-Articles/Press-Releases/NJEDA-Announces-New-Initiatives-to-Support-Busines

A New NJEDA Loan Program for Businesses - The N.J. Economic Development Authority chose six community lenders to lend a combined $20 million to $30 million to small businesses. Businesses can apply directly to the lenders - Click Here For Details

SBA Debt Relief

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/sba-debt-relief

CARES

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/summary-cares-act

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave

Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act

CARES Flow Chart

CARES Act Fiscal Stimulus Package Update

Paycheck Protection Program:  through June 30, 2020, or until funds made available for this purpose are exhausted

SBA Resources The Paycheck Protection Program is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll by providing each small business a loan up to $10 million for payroll and certain other expenses. 

If all employees are kept on payroll for eight weeks, SBA will forgive the portion of the loans used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. Up to 100 percent of the loan is forgivable. 

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp#section-header-4

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program-ppp

Small Business Administration (SBA) Lenders - Start on Page 32 - https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/files/resourceguide_3131.pdf

US Department of Treasury: https://home.treasury.gov/cares

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.  Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

$350 billion is made available for a new Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

The program would provide cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans to employers who maintain their payroll during this emergency. If employers maintain their payroll, the loans would be forgiven, which would help workers remain employed, as well as help affected small businesses and our economy to snap-back quicker after the crisis. PPP has a host of attractive features, such as forgiveness of up to 8 weeks of payroll based on employee retention and salary levels, no SBA fees, and at least six months of deferral with maximum deferrals of up to a year. Small businesses and other eligible entities will be able to apply if they were harmed by COVID-19 between February 15, 2020 and June 30, 2020. This program is would be retroactive to February 15, 2020, in order to help bring workers who may have already been laid off back onto payrolls. Loans are available through June 30, 2020.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information Sheet: Borrowers

Paycheck Protection Application 

Lenders participating in PPP

State of New Jersey

The State of New Jersey has established a special website devoted to business concerns during the coronavirus emergency. The site, cv.business.nj.gov, will be updated as new information becomes available. We encourage you to communicate this with the appropriate individuals within your organization.

 

In addition, the New Jersey Business Action Center’s Helpline is now available from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm, seven days a week. Call 1-800-JERSEY-7 to address any concerns you or your employees have.

Manufacturing

If you manufacture and/or distribute products please click here

COVID-19 Manufacturers Resource Hub: ThomasNet created this resource hub to help you and your industrial business with the mission-critical, real-time data and information - Click Here To Access The Hub

New Jersey Department of Labor

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance​

Unemployment: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/

COVID-19 Jobs & Hiring Portal: https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake

https://www.nj.gov/labor/employer-services/business/covid.shtml

https://www.nj.gov/labor/assets/PDFs/COVID-19%20SCENARIOS.pdf

For Employees: https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml

Congress Finalizes COVID-19 Coronavirus Response Act: Prepare To Provide Paid Sick Leave And FMLA: https://www.fisherphillips.com/resources-alerts-congress-finalizes-covid-19-coronavirus-response-act

Frequently Asked Questions - https://www.nj.gov/labor/assets/PDFs/NJWorkersFAQs.pdf

 

Grants 

Nav’s Small Business Grant: https://www.nav.com/business-grant-contest/​

Facebook Grants: Facebook has announced they will be providing $100 million in cash grants or advertising to small businesses. For more information go to www.facebook.com/grantsforbusiness

 

Kiva Loans: The nonprofit organization Kiva provides 0% interest loans to small businesses worldwide. They are expanding eligibility and the amount of loans provided during this crisis. For more information, go to  https://www.kiva.org/blog/support-local-businesses-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

The U.S. Chamber Foundation: Is teaming up with a coalition of companies to establish the Save Small Business Fund, and provide $5,000 grants to help small employers with between 3 to 20 employees, located in an economically vulnerable community and have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. For More Information Click Here

IRS

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

INCOME TAX PAYMENT DEFERRALS. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said that both individuals and corporations could defer income tax payments for 90 days.  ​

NJ Division of Taxation

New Jersey extending state tax filing, budget deadlines (updated): https://njbiz.com/new-jersey-extending-state-tax-filing-budget-deadlines/

Filing Deadline is July 15, 2020: https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/

USDA

COVID-19 Resource Overview

Guidance from the CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

New Jersey Department of Health

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_schoolbusiness.shtml

 

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