West New York launches grant program offering up to $5,000 per small business

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The Town of West New York is launching a grant program offering up to $5,000 per small business that was impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The last couple years have not been easy for our small businesses and this grant program seeks to help ease some of the financial burdens affecting our small business owners,” Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez said in a statement.

“Small businesses are vital to our community and we want to encourage every eligible business to apply for this grant program.”

In order to qualify, businesses must be owned by an individual, partnership, corporation, or limited liability company that is up-to-date with all federal and state payroll, sales, and income taxes; must be located in West New York and registered with New Jersey Department of Treasury; and have no more than 25 full time employees.

Applicants must also be able to certify that their business was negatively impacted by COVID-19 because of partial closure, full closure, or major disruption to business operations.

The business must also be open at the time of application and make a “good faith effort” to remain so for at least 12 months after grant receipt.

Applicants must also disclose whether they have previously received COVID-19 relief funds from any other county, state, federal, or private sector program.

Non-profit organizations, real estate holding companies, home-based businesses and businesses behind on their federal tax payments are not eligible for this grant.

The program is made possible due to American Rescue Plan funds.

For more information or to apply, call (201)295-5100.

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