Small Business Resources Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Businesses

Small Business Lease – Emergency Assistance Grant Program – On July 23, Governor Phil Murphy announced the the Small Business Lease – Emergency Assistance Grant Program (SBL-EAGP). This program is the first component of a broader Main Street Commercial Corridors Relief Package to be paid for with federal CARES Act funding.
Through the SBL-EAGP, small businesses located in New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA)’s 64 eligible municipalities that have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 will be able to apply for up to $10,000 to assist with lease payments. Woodbury is one of the 64 eligible municipalities. Small businesses located in Woodbury are eligible to apply.
The program will be targeted to businesses with 5,000 square feet of leased space or less, and is requiring standard debarment and legal qualifications from applying businesses.
Applications will open August 10, 2020, online, and funds will be distributed on a first come first served basis. $6 million in federal CARES Act funding will be allocated for this program.
For more information, click here.


  • Goes live on Monday, August 10th
  • Apply here
  • Application is on a first come, first serve basis.

The US Chamber of Commerce has put together a PDF that explains the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: What Small Businesses Need to Know. Additional information is available on their website.

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.

The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Economic Development would like to share a website devoted to business concerns during the coronavirus emergency. The State of New Jersey created a website and will be updating information as it becomes available.

The Gloucester County Office of Economic Development will be the main point of contact for business during this unprecedented time. We can be reached at 856-384-6930 or via email at [email protected]

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