County of Bergen Annouces Grant Programs to Provide Financial Relief for Municipalities and Small Businessness Impacted by the Pandemic

Bergen County CARES provides Direct Reimbursement to Municipalities and Small Business Grants up to $10,000 for eligible local businesses

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that the County of Bergen will launch a grant program to provide relief for municipalities straddled with expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic and small businesses financially impacted by the government ordered shutdown. The programs, which utilize CARES Act relief funds, will provide direct reimbursement to municipalities for costs associated with health officials, law enforcement, personal protective equipment (PPE) and social distancing improvements.  “Non-essential” businesses that were forced to close as a measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 can receive up to $10,000 in financial relief to cover rent, property mortgage, and utilities expenses.

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