New Jersey Economic Development Authority:
Your Resource for Economic Opportunity

This online application DOES NOT include NJEDA's programs for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Please visit the State of New Jersey' business portal at for more information on NJEDA programs to support COVID-19 impacted businesses.


Welcome to the EDA's online application for financial assistance. We look forward to helping you as you grow your business in New Jersey!


Before you get started, there are a few things you should be aware of to make the application process as simple as possible.

  • In order to fully complete the online application, you must have consulted with an EDA Business Development Officer. Your Business Development Officer can guide you through the application process and can answer any questions you may have.
  • If you have not consulted with a Business Development Officer, please call EDA Customer Care at (609) 858-6767 or email
  • The estimated time required to complete this application is about 40 minutes.
  • In order to complete your online application, you must register for an account with a username and password. Your username and password will allow you the flexibility to complete your application at your convenience.
  • Questions are tailored to your project/business.  This allows us to ask relevant questions about your project/business.  Please have as much information as possible with you as you complete the application, including:
    • For Privately Held Corporations:  Name, address, social security number, date of birth, position, citizenship information and percent ownership for all officers and directors. 
    • For Nonprofit Organizations:  Name, address, social security number, date of birth, position and citizenship information for all officers and trustees.  You will also need to provide a copy of your 501(c) (3) determination letter
    • Contact information for your bank, accountant and counsel
    • Your organization’s Federal Employers Identification Number (FEIN) and NAICS code.
    • Information on your project or business including sources and uses of funds, location, and, if applicable, details on construction, land acquisition and equipment purchases.
    • Your Business Development Officer will be able to provide you with more specific details on the information required for you to complete the application.
  • As you complete your application, you may email a draft of your application to your Business Development Officer should you require feedback prior to submitting.
  • All fields are mandatory, but can be completed with a ‘NA’ if you do not have the requested information at the time of application or if the question does not apply.
  • Depending on the nature of your project/business, your Business Development Officer may request additional information after receipt of your application.