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Please be advised that the new application deadline for the Stronger NJ Business Grant Program has expired as of December 31, 2013. To continue working on your existing Stronger NJ Business Grant application, please click here.

If you have questions regarding any of the Stronger NJ Business Programs, the NJEDA
Office of Recovery is available to help! You can reach the NJEDA Office of Recovery
at 1-855-SANDY-BZ.

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Inform me about Other Superstorm Sandy Business Assistance Programs


This form is for New Jersey businesses and municipalities whose place of business was destroyed or damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

By completing and submitting this form, you will be included in the New Jersey Economic Development Authority's (EDA) Superstorm Sandy notification list. As Superstorm Sandy Disaster Recovery programs are announced, EDA will contact you with information on the programs themselves and how to apply.

If you have previously visited and registered for EDA’s small business newsletter, you do not need to resubmit your information below as you are already included on the list to receive updates.

If you need Sandy-related assistance for your residential home, please visit the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs website.










If Other, describe:

Click here for RESIDENTIAL/HOMEOWNER assistance.

New Jersey Economic Development Authority



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Financial Resources for Business Recovery

Storm Recovery Loans through UCEDC -   UCEDC, a statewide economic development corporation, is offering working capital loans up to $50,000 at only 2% for five years to meet the needs of small businesses impacted by Sandy.  Proceeds can be used to cover costs associated with physical or financial damage (business interruption, etc) due to the storm.  No collateral is required and a decision will be made within two weeks of receiving a complete application.

REBUILD New Jersey - Offered by New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC), REBUILD is available to provide critical loans from $10,000 to $65,000 to help small businesses pay for building repairs, equipment and inventory purchases, rent or mortgage payments, salary expenses, and utility costs for which they may need assistance. The loans are for up to 24 months and are at a 3% interest rate, with up to three months interest free.  EDA has also provided financing to REBUILD for the organization to advance to small businesses recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

Cooperative Business Assistance Corporation (CBAC) - CBAC is a nonprofit organization providing market or below market interest rate business loans and technical assistance to small businesses located in or moving into the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey region.  EDA has also provided financing to CBAC for the organization to advance to small businesses recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

New Jersey Business Action Center

Information for all services may be easily accessed through New Jersey’s Business Action Center (BAC) by calling 1-866-534-7789 or through the state’s business portal at, the “one-stop” shop for business resources.  Agents are also available to assist callers that speak Spanish.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance

In addition to recovery resources being offered through the State of New Jersey, the federal government has issued a major disaster declaration for all New Jersey counties. That means the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting applications for disaster assistance from businesses and individuals in those counties. You can register online at, by web-enabled mobile device at or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.

New Jersey''s Hurricane Sandy Information Center

The official Hurricane Sandy information center for the State of New Jersey.