COVID News HUB

We Need Your Unused Coupons!

Netcong has an amazing young lady who started a project to help our Netcong Emergency Food Bank. She uses coupons clipped from Sunday newspapers and other periodicals to purchase personal hygiene products with the coupons and donates them to our food bank. To date,...

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NCP MEETING: Community Marketplace UPDATE 3/25/2021

NETCONG BUSINESSES Information sent to all Netcong Businesses on March 8, 2021 1 Business (Morgans) declined participation 1 Business (Make it Personal) complained- no one will go downtown if market is at train station 80 + Other Netcong businesses - we have not heard...

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Give Input On Improving New Jersey’s Food Insecurity

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority is seeking input on strategies to address food insecurity in NJ’s food deserts and ideas for initiatives to increase access to affordable healthy food through a Request for Information (RFI). The Authority is seeking input from: food retailers, producers, processors, or suppliers, advocacy organizations or social services providers, supermarket developers or operators, technical assistance providers, agricultural organizations, and others. Responses to the Request for Information are due April 12th.

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SBIR/Coaching and Proposal Preparation Assistance

NJ entrepreneurs and small businesses are eligible to receive guidance and assistance in pursuing the SBIR and STTR programs. These services include help in determining whether SBIR and STTR are worth pursuing given a company’s technology, core competencies, business goals, and team; and coaching throughout the proposal development process.

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CSIT Announces Clean Tech Seed Grant Program Proposals due April 5, 2021

The New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation, and Technology (CSIT) Clean Tech Seed Grant Program will help accelerate development and innovation of clean technologies by furthering research and development (R&D) within the Garden State’s clean technology startup community. CSIT developed the program in coordination with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA).

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Indoor Capacity To Increase from 25% to 35% for Select Businesses

Beginning Friday, February 5th at 8 a.m., indoor capacity limits will increase to 35% of stated capacity for food and beverage establishments, personal care businesses, and recreational and entertainment businesses, including gyms, fitness centers, and casinos. Certain indoor gatherings, including religious services and wedding ceremonies, will be limited to 35% of the room’s capacity up to 150 people.

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Small Business Assistance Loan Program Deferred

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has deferred pre-registration for Phase 2 of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program. The deferral accommodates the rollout of additional federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) financing for small businesses, which was not announced when the NJEDA was planning the Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program. More information about economic assistance can be found at business.nj.gov/covid.

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NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program

Governor Phil Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Oliver, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, and Congressman Tom Malinowski announced $70 million in additional Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act...

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