Small Business Recovery



CARES Act Text

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act provides programs, like the Payroll Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans, to support small businesses and non-profit organizations.


American Rescue Plan Act

Text of the American Rescue Plan Act


What the American Rescue Plan provides for small business


Small Business Administration

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources


U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act


Cardin Statement on Small Business Provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act


Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker

Coronavirus Resource Guide for New Jerseyans




Non-Profit Organizations

New Jersey Council for the Humanities

Offers COVID-19 Response Grants to non-profit and governmental organizations. A new round of grants are available for 2021.


COVID-19 Resource Page

The Center for Non-Profits provides guidance specifically for non-profit organizations.



New Jersey

What state financial assistance programs are available for my business?

Up-to-date information on aid for small businesses, including the NJ Economic Recovery Act of 2020 and new legislation providing $25 million in relief for small businesses with 5 or fewer employees. 

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information for New Jersey Businesses

The portal for small businesses provides up-to-date information about financial aid and guidance for reopening.


The New Jersey Economic Development Authority

The NJEDA provides grants and loans for economic relief.


COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal

Find or list a job during the Coronavirus crisis.


New Jersey Small Business Development Center

The NJSBDC Network, Coronavirus & Your Business



Middlesex County

Middlesex County Small Business Relief Grant Program

Middlesex County has created a Small Business Relief (MC-SBRG) Grant program to assist small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus. This grant program has been closed. 



East Brunswick

East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce offers networking and assistance to member businesses. View