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The Mercer County Office of Economic Development understands the difficult situation that our business community faces in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As we begin to emerge from this pandemic, our Office has partnered with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at TCNJ to provide informative webinars on a variety of different business incentives.  Please find below webinar presentations and business resources available to you.  Please check back as we update these initiatives. 

Webinars  

https://www.sbdcnj.com/category/webinars/on-demand-webinars/

 

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Corona Virus Relief Funding Options: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

CoronaVirus Recovery Information in other languages: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-recovery-information-other-languages

Economic Injury Disaster Advance Loan and New Eligibility:  https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program

SBA Express Loans: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/sba-express-bridge-loans

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

Find eligible PPP lenders: https://www.sba.gov/paycheckprotection/find

Fintech Companies Participating in PPP Loans:  https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-05/Fintech_Companies_Participating_in_PPP_05.08.20_0.pdf

 

FEMA

https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus (English) https://www.fema.gov/es/coronavirus (Español)

 

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)

NJ Small Business COVID19 Grant Program Phase 2 Press Release: https://www.njeda.com/covidgrantprogramexpansion

Emergency Assistance Eligibility Wizard: https://assistance.business.nj.gov/

NJEDA Launches NJ Entrepreneur Support Program to Assist Entrepreneurs During COVID-19 Outbreak: https://www.njeda.com/njentrepreneursupportprogram

NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Guarantee Program: https://faq.business.nj.gov/en/articles/3835236-how-is-the-state-backing-small-business-loans-via-the-njeda-small-business-emergency-assistance-guarantee-program

 

CARES

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

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act: https://bit.ly/2XnqwYW

 

Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Self Employed NJ Workers Guide: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/assets/pdfs/CARES_FFRCA.pdf

Guidance for Self-Employed Individuals Filing a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claim Guide: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/assets/pdfs/UI_process_selfemployed.pdf

COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Available Guide: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/assets/pdfs/COVID-19 SCENARIOS.pdf

COVID-19 Escenarios, Derechos y Beneficios Disponibles (Español): https://myunemployment.nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/assets/pdfs/COVID-19 SCENARIOS_SPANISH.pdf