Online applications for grants under the Morris County Small Business Grant Program will be accepted beginning 8 a.m. on Feb. 14, 2022, Valentine’s Day, to aid local small companies, entrepreneurs and non-profits impacted by the pandemic.
Do not wait. Get the details and prepare now at morriscountysmallbusinessgrant.com on eligibility guidelines, supporting documents required to submit an application and more. The webpage contains a countdown clock to when the application portal will open, and applicants will find the application portal on the same webpage when the system is activated at 8 a.m. Feb. 14.
The portal will remain open to applications until the $5 million allotted for the program is committed, although the Morris County Board of County Commissioners will weigh whether to increase funding depending the program popularity. The goal is to provide grants of up to $15,000 to reimburse small businesses and non-profit organizations for specific pandemic recovery expenses incurred on or after March 3, 2021 – a timeline established under the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which is the source of the funding.
The Small Business Grant Program eligibility requirements include:
· Available to businesses with 25 or fewer full time employees (or equivalent)
· In operation since Jan. 1, 2019
· Located within Morris County
· Less than $5 million in sales/revenue
· Proof of a decline in sales/increased expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic
The Morris County Chamber of Commerce will be coordinating outreach to potentially eligible businesses, including those who may not have traditionally sought government grant funding in the past.
Article Courtesy of Brian Murray with the County of Morris.