Union City Small Business Grant Program offers up to $5,000 per applicant

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The new Union City Small Business Grant Program offers up to $5,000 per applicant for those that suffered a financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“I have created the Union City Small Business Grant Program through a federal grant given to the city. The grant was created in order to assistant small businesses who suffered an interruption of their businesses due to the pandemic,” state Senator (D-33)/Union City Mayor Brian Stack wrote in a letter┬áto residents.

“The grant program will offer up to $5,000 to cover eligible expenses incurred. Funding is limited and will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, please visit www.ucnj.com or call the Office of the City Clerk at 201-348-5731.”

According to the grant application, all city businesses with no more than 25 equivalent full-time employees (not to exceed 1,000) per week – regardless of the number of business locations – are eligible.

Furthermore, the time period covered by the grant is between March 15, 2020 and December 31st, 2021 for expenses resulting from business closure, partial closure, or interruption related to the coronavirus pandemic.