Small Business Resources & Events


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Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority Board has approved a program that will provide grants between $1,000 and $5,000 to New Jersey businesses and non-profits with up to 50 employees that suffered physical damage as a result of Tropical Storm Ida and any additional flooding immediately thereafter. Landlords and home-based businesses are not eligible. Some of the details below may change before the portal opens, but to be eligible and entity generally must:

  • Provide certification of an unmet need due to damage and/or business interruption.
  • Provide documentation of physical damage to the applicant’s physical commercial location.
  • Present a valid Employer Identification Number (EIN).
  • Submit recent wage reporting form (WR30), if applicable.
  • Be registered to do business in the State of New Jersey.
  • Be in good standing with the Department of Taxation.
  • Comply with any additional requirements that are announced when the program is finalized.

If you were affected and meet the above criteria, prepare for your application by gathering the above information. The application process is expected to launch online on Sept. 17th.

Resources and Helpful Links

FEMA: Ida Disaster Relief and Recovery Application

Essex County and all those who have been devastated in Montclair are now eligible for FEMA relief funding. Apply for FEMA assistance.

Governor Phil Murphy Announces $10 Million in Financial Relief for Small Businesses Impacted by Tropical Storm Ida

Interim assistance will provide grants up to $5,000 to storm-impacted businesses/non-profits with up to 50 employees

10 Fundraisers to Help Montclair Businesses, Residents Hurting After Ida (Updated)

Several fundraisers have been started on the site GoFundMe to help businesses and residents in and near Montclair struggling with damaged property after extreme flooding during Ida.

Low Interest SBA Disaster Loans

The Small Business Administration offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Tropical Storm Ida Information and Resources

Additional information and resources for New Jersey residents and businesses recovering from Hurricane Ida