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            3/22/2021 - Federal Grants Information for Restaurants Negatively Impacted by COVID-19


            An Update on Federal Grants available for our Local Aberdeen Businesses

            Dear Business Owner,

            Please read these links (and view the video) below to learn what money may be available to you from the American Rescue Plan Act.

            This PDF (click above) describing the Restaurant Revitalization Fund includes information about a nearly 24 billion dollar program designed to help various restaurants that were impacted by COVID-19.

            Everything you need to know about the American Rescue Plan Act and the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

            Restaurant owners need to prepare right away to apply
            Nation Restaurant Association's Sean Kennedy said that all restaurant owners that want to apply for RRF grants should immediately register with the government using the System of Award Management (SAM). To become active on the SAM system, you need to follow these steps:

            Secondly, you should work with an accountant to prepare relevant paperwork that clearly shows your gross revenue loss in 2020 as compared to 2019.

            “Unlike the PPP, this money is coming directly from the federal government, so you have to go through a different registration process so the government recognizes you as someone they can send money to,” Kennedy said. “Be sure to start pulling your paperwork and tax documents, so you are ready to go when the application comes online. … $28.6 billion is going to go quickly.”

            Important Links To More Resources
            Federal Grants for Restaurants and Bars (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
            The U.S. Small Business Administration's website with guidance and details on forgivable business loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
            New Jersey small businesses can buy PPE at a 10% discount through this state program.
            The N.J. Economic Development Authority is offering assistance programs for New Jersey businesses. Information and applications can be found here.
            For the U.S. Chamber's return-to-work playbook for employers, click here.
            The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's report on reopening and preparing workplaces for COVID-19.
            The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Survival Guide has a complete listing of coronavirus resources for small businesses.
            The New Jersey Business Action Center's guide to opening a business in N.J.
            The state's jobs and hiring portal matches employers and candidates.
            For employers to participate, click here.
            New Jersey's website for information on all of the state's business resources during the pandemic.
            New Jersey's website for up-to-date information about COVID-19.
            Have Questions about the Status of an Unemployment Claim? - You can send a message to the state Labor Department through its website – Then follow these instructions:
            ·     Scroll to the right for “Need Help” and unveil the drop-down
            ·     Choose Send an Email
            ·     Choose Email: Submit a message through the new online form.
            ·     Follow the prompts
            To report a scammer or suspected price gouging, alert the N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs at (973) 504-6240 or at
            The state set up a 24-hour hotline where health care professionals are answering questions about coronavirus. The toll-free number is 1-800-222-1222. From outside the state, call 1-800-962-1253.
            Covid 19 Business Information | Finance opportunities | A live chat feature can assist with any questions a company may have| Starter kits for various types of businesses |
            Registration/permit process| Click Here

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            John Francis Roman
            Aberdeen Township Public Information Officer
            (732)583-4200 x130


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