TRENTON — 6 South Jersey towns have been awarded far more than $750,000 in grant money to assistance their enterprise communities recuperate from the economical effect of COVID-19.
The grants, which total $765,900, are portion of $2.6 million in total awarded to 19 towns throughout the state by the New Jersey Department of Local community Affairs (DCA).
Funded by federal coronavirus reduction support, the grants ended up awarded to cities in the Neighborhood Preservation Application (NPP), or NPP nonprofit partners.
The money can be made use of for pandemic-connected response fees, this kind of as the acquire of PPE professional mortgage, rent and other costs chairs, tables and other household furniture buys for outside dining and assets used to pivot business enterprise on line, among the other pandemic-linked fees.
The grants have to dispersed to modest businesses in the town’s NPP community district boundaries, and at minimum 60 percent of the funding should be for business uses.
Other funding can be committed to district-extensive enhancements. The money can only be made use of for prices incurred among March 1 and Dec. 30, and ought to be employed by the conclusion of the thirty day period.
“The grant funding will be utilized to help these neighborhoods, which are significantly vulnerable to the disaster, recuperate more rapidly by investing in their smaller corporations and in activities meant to attract men and women to stay, operate, and stop by these locations,” said Lt. Governor and DCA Commissioner Sheila Y. Oliver in a assertion.
The 6 South Jersey cities to obtain the grant money are:
- Burlington City (awarded to Principal Avenue Burlington, Inc.) — $120,300 for grants to tiny organizations for rent and home loan guidance, as properly as district-vast PPE and sanitization.
- Mount Holly — $139,300 for grants to modest firms for hire, home finance loan, utilities and prior COVID reduction aid as nicely as for districtwide PPE, social distancing symptoms and gear out of doors eating equipment and eGiftCard subsidy.
- Berlin — $55,000 for grants to tiny companies for rent and mortgage loan help, as properly as district-large PPE.
- Millville (awarded to Holly Metropolis Improvement Corp.) — $231,200 for grants to compact corporations for lease, mortgage and COVID-19 impacted operational aid, as effectively as district-extensive PPE purchases an eGiftCard Method subsidy and organization survival training and marketing and advertising assessments and assistance.
- Glassboro — $100,700 for grants to compact businesses for hire, property finance loan and prior COVID decline support.
- Woodbury — $119,400 for grants to tiny companies for lease and home finance loan Help as properly as for districtwide PPE creation of outdoor seating area and subsidizing an eGiftCard Plan.
George Woolston is a South Jersey native who covers a number of topics for the Burlington County Periods. He joined the staff members in 2019. Get in touch with him at [email protected] and adhere to on Twitter @gcwoolston. Assist guidance neighborhood journalism with a membership to the Burlington County Times.