October 22, 2020
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Hamilton Township Department of Community and Economic Development announces the Township’s CARES Act Grant. The Township has appropriated $400,000 of New Jersey’s CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF Funds) to support this initiative. Earlier this month Hamilton Township was awarded $1,877,299 in aid from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Division of Local Government Services CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund.
The Hamilton CARES Act grant objective is to provide additional aid, of up to $5,000, to the community’s businesses economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program application will be made available online through December 1, 2020. This initiative is in addition to the $90,000 previously allocated for the Hamilton Small Business Assistance Program and an additional $200,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, which was approved by Council on Tuesday evening. Together, these programs will total nearly $700,000 in assistance for our local businesses.
“As we all know, COVID-19 continues to both be a health and economic crisis and our small businesses need help to weather the storm,” stated Mayor Jeff Martin. “Each business in Hamilton provides an important piece to our overall economy. Hamilton Township is committed to ensure that our local business community is supported, as they have supported our residents, throughout this difficult time in our history.”
“Our small businesses and our restaurant establishments are the backbone of our local economy,” said Council President Rick Tighe. “Council is happy to support this allocation of funding to our business community in a time of need. We are grateful to Mayor Martin and our state partners for the quick disbursement of this aid.”
To be eligible, businesses that apply must be registered with the Township’s new Business Registry program. Businesses can register by visiting HamiltonNJ.com/BusinessRegistry Applications for the Hamilton CARES Act grant can found on HamiltonNJ.com/CaresActGrant. Anyone seeking more information may contact Kate Kane, Associate Director of Economic Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.