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


About The Program

The primary purpose of this program is to assist the community response to the coronavirus pandemic by providing support to Middlesex County small businesses. The County intends to disburse a total of $30 million in grants for loss of revenue, verifiable expenses incurred, and/or continuation of services through this latest round of CARES Act Funds. Funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and capped at a total funding amount of $30,000 per application. 

Is My Business Eligible For This Program?

Defining Small Businesses

  • Independently or family-owned businesses with no more than 50 employees
  • Documented business interruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and related emergency declaration, resulting in financial loss.
  • Businesses must have been opened prior to December 31, 2019 and operating on March 1, 2020
  • Must be a Sole Proprietorship, LLC/LLP, S-Corporation, Corporation, Non-profit* or Partnership
  • Active businesses physically located in Middlesex County, with a net annual business income of less than $1,000,000 based on their 2019 federal tax return

*Non-profits only eligible for reimbursement of increased incurred expenses, not loss of revenue.

Exclusions

  • You can still apply but cannot submit any expenses or loss of revenues previously reimbursed by State or Federal CARES Act funding, CDBG Grants, PPP Grants or Loans, private insurance, or any other COVID-19 relief program.

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What documentation will be required?

  • W-9  (form can be obtained at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf)
  • Government Issued Photo ID  (i.e Driver's License)
  • Business License  (if applicable)
  • Proof of Insurance  (Business Declaration Page)
  • Business Registration Certificate  (obtain a certificate at https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/busregcert.shtml)
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • 2018 and 2019 federal tax returns  (Full return must be submitted in PDF format only)
  • Any Document related to Conviction or Debarment
  • Government Judgements Filed in the Last 5 Years
  • Other CARES Act Funding Received  (CDBG Grants, PPP Grants or Loans, etc.)
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Businesses Applying for Expense Relief

  • Bank Statements for the time period you are applying for and Cancelled Checks
  • General Ledger and P&L Statement for the Previous 2 Years and the Affected Period
  • Sales Tax Quarterly Reports for the Previous 2 Years and the Affected Period
---depending on business expense type---
  • Payroll Registers
  • IRS Form 941
  • NJ Division of Taxation Form 927 or 927W for the Previous 2 Years and the Affected Period
  • NJ Division of Taxation Form WR-30 for the Previous 2 Years and the Affected Period
  • Invoice and Receipts
  • Copy of Executed Lease or Note of Mortgage
  • Utility Bills

Businesses Applying for Loss of Revenue

  • Bank Statements for the time period you are applying.
  • Sales Tax Quarterly Reports for the Previous 2 Years and the Affected Period
  • General Ledger and P&L Statement for the Previous 2 Years and the Affected Period

Ready to Apply?

Start your application by accessing the Middlesex County Small Business Relief (MC-SBRG) Grant Portal.

  • If you’re a new user create an account.
  • If you are returning to complete an application in progress, Log-In to your existing account. 
  • Once you are logged in, click “Explore”. 
  • Select the application for the MC-SBRG and click “Apply Online” to begin.

For more information, please contact carla.cefalo@co.middlesex.nj.us -or- rachel.​cohen@​co.middlesex.​nj.​us

or call us at 732-745-3890

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