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The New Jersey Economic Development Authority and NJBIA will host an informational webinar at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14 to help businesses and nonprofits that sustained damage from two recent storms apply for the new $10.5 million Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program.

The program will provide grants from $1,000 up to $5,000 in the form of reimbursement of rent or mortgage. Aid is available for New Jersey-based small businesses and nonprofits that have up to 50 full-time equivalent employees and a commercial location in the state that suffered physical damage as a result of the remnants of Hurricanes Henri and/or Ida. Landlords and home-based businesses are not eligible for grant funding through this program.

Remnants of Hurricane Henri impacted New Jersey Aug. 22-23 with heavy rainfall totaling nearly 10 inches in some locations. On Sept. 1, the remnants of Hurricane Ida caused tornadoes, severe flash flooding and widespread damage in 11 New Jersey counties.

The application for NJEDA’s Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 17. The webinar will provide New Jersey businesses and nonprofits with the information they need to apply for assistance.

To register for the Sept. 14 webinar, go here.

The NJEDA webinar is hosted by NJBIA in partnership with the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey, the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey.

More information and materials to help small businesses and nonprofits prepare to apply for NJEDA assistance are available at https://www.njeda.com/henri-ida-relief.