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Applications for Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program Open Friday, Sept. 17

On Friday, Sept. 17, at 9:00 a.m., the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will launch the application for the Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program. The $10.5 million program will provide grants of $1,000 to $5,000 for businesses and non-profits that suffered physical damage as a result of the remnants of Hurricanes Henri and Ida.

The program is open to small businesses and nonprofits with up to 50 full-time equivalent employees and a physical commercial location in New Jersey. Businesses and nonprofits must also have monthly rent or mortgage payments of at least $1,000. Additional eligibility requirements are listed at

The NJEDA will launch an online application for the program at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 17th at Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis, so potential applicants should prepare to apply in advance.

Applicants who have not applied for NJEDA assistance in the past will need to create a new

Username and Password. Applicants who have previously applied for NJEDA COVID-19 relief programs can use their existing Username and Password. The NJEDA encourages anyone considering applying to visit prior to September 17th to create a new Username and Password or to verify that they remember their existing Username and Password.

Comprehensive information about the Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program and materials to help businesses and nonprofits prepare to apply are available at

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