Wantage Township New Jersey


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Small Business Information

Notice from Sussex County Chamber of Commerce

OCT 27, 2020
To prepare for Phase 3 of the NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant, I encourage you to review the Sample of the Full Application for Phrase 3.

Grant awards will be calculated based on the number of FTEs businesses employ.

For businesses that are classified as “Food Services and Drinking Places” (NAICS code 722) ONLY:

Phase 3 of the Grant Program will likely be oversubscribed. Applications will become available on a rolling basis (see schedule below) following the Pre-Registration period.

Pre-registered applicants will need to return to complete an application based on the following schedule:

Applications for each category will be open for a period of one week and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please use the NJEDA Phase 3 Grant Eligibility Estimator and NJEDA Phase 3 Grant Size Estimator to understand your businesses' eligibility.

For additional information on the Phase 3 application and eligibility, please review the Phase 3 FAQS.

Tammie A. Horsfield, President, Sussex County Chamber of Commerce


Pre-Registration Deadline (10/27) Approaching for Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program

OCT 26, 2020
Phase 3 Program Overview and Eligibility
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will award a total of $70 million in federal CARES Act funding to small businesses. Any business or nonprofit located in New Jersey, including home-based businesses, with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) is eligible to receive grant funding during Phase 3. Businesses that received funding in previous phases of the program are eligible to receive Phase 3 funding. Click here for newsleter.


Covid 19 Permits to expire on November 30

OCT 25, 2020
All current Covid 19 Permits will expire on November 30, 2020. We are pleased to advise you that ABC will begin accepting renewal applications this week on line only. Please note the following:


NOTICE from Sussex County Chamber of Commerce:
Outdoor Liquor Permits Extended as COVID-19 Cases Rise

OCT 19, 2020 by Jim Pytell, NJ Business Today Asst. Editor

  Gov. Phil Murphy said today that the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control is expanding special outdoor liquor licensing permits. The extension will be in effect from the end of Nov. through March 2021 and will cost a “nominal $10 fee.”
  “For many of our residents, having the ability to serve liquor to their customers beyond their normal premises has been meaningful and in some cases lifesaving for them in these challenging times,” Murphy said. Murphy also reported that the state has seen 1,192 new positive cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 221,205. As of yesterday, New Jersey hospitals were treating 758 patients, 579 of whom tested positive for COVID-19, and 179 listed as persons under investigation awaiting test results. A total of 166 individuals were in critical or intensive care with 62 ventilators in use statewide.
  “While these numbers are a far cry from where we were at our springtime peaks, they are also significantly higher than where we were throughout much of the summer and until just a few weeks ago,” Murphy said. He reiterated that many of the new cases are not coming from schools or businesses, but from private gatherings inside private homes.
  “As the cooler weather pulls more of us back inside, we have to remain extra vigilant,” Murphy said. He also added, “Of the things that can be enforced and regulated, we don’t have the evidence right now that would lead to our reversing [the decision of allowing specific types of gatherings],” noting that personal protective equipment (PPE) and hospital capacity are less of a concern than earlier in the pandemic.
  Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichelli echoed this sentiment stating, “I believe we have adequate PPE, and definitely adequate operational and strategic stockpile. … My anticipation is that our biggest struggle will be staffing. As we experience community spread, people who work in hospitals and long-term care facilities are members of the community. If they fall ill, backup will be difficult, because every other state in the nation is having the same difficulties we are having.”
  Murphy additionally urged residents to download the COVID Alert NJ Exposure Notification app to their phones. Information about the app can be found at covid19.nj.gov/app, and it can be downloaded in the Apple App and Google Play store. According to the governor, the app has been downloaded more than 205,000 times. “We need even more of you to take this quick and easy step,” Murphy said. “It can be an important tool for us in not only notifying those who may be exposed to the virus, but also for extinguishing hot spots.”


NJEDA Phase 3 Pre-Registration Portal

October 19, 2020
Pre-Registration portal opens on Monday, October 19, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.

See Phase 3 Information FAQs on nj.gov

Mandatory Pre-Registration and Application Periods

To streamline the application process, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority is requiring all applicants to pre-register online. Applications will become available on a rolling basis following the pre-registration period. Pre-registered applicants will need to return to complete an application based on the following schedule:

Applications for each category will be open for a period of one week will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Phase 3 Program Overview and Eligibility

Grant awards will be calculated based on the number of FTEs businesses employ.

For businesses that are classified as “Food Services and Drinking Places” ONLY:

For more information see:
NJEDA Phase 3 Grant Information
Press Release: NJEDA Announces $70 Million Phase 3 COVID-19 Grant Program


Business Reopening Status Interactive Map

June 8
The County of Sussex created a mapping application to help residents connect with local businesses as we recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic. This information is provided as a public service announcement in order to help assist our local residents and businesses. On this interactive map viewers can see a list of businesses and the open status of the businesses. The map is free to use and business owners may submit their business to be included free of charge. This is a great tool for shopping in Sussex County. Access the map at:
http://sussex.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=d557632ad1494539a7bae50ac0585f83.
Click here to read the press release.


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